On Wednesday 19 April, a committee of experts carefully scrutinised 91 projects from startups intended to tackle issues surrounding smart homes.
Two of these experts share their vision with us – we take a look back at the latest smart home trends with David Menga, a researcher at EDF R&D, and Gaël Le Boulch, who manages the co-innovation platform EDF Pulse & You.
The goal of the experts, coaches and members of the EDF Pulse Awards team was to determine an initial shortlist of projects. The process required them to share and compare opinions and analyses and to defend their favourites.
From economic challenges to environmental responsibility, managing consumption remains a key priority for smart homes. The 91 Smart Home projects presented at the EDF Pulse Awards 2017 didn't fail to step up to the plate, with a range of ever more innovative solutions to optimise electricity, water and heating use and improve waste management in the home.