With applications from 300 start-ups candidates currently being considered (nominee results released on 11 February), the EDF Pulse Awards are also taking place within the Group for the third year running. It's a chance for the Group's employees to spread the word about their innovations and to share their creative energy.
In last year's event, 139 innovations from 30 Group entities across a dozen countries were considered. Thirteen received an EDF Pulse Award in fields as varied as improving daily life, optimising expertise, businesses and performance, and even imagining the world of tomorrow...
This year's Awards are marked by two new features: the appearance of new categories such as digital innovation to serve customers and the energy transition, the Group's transformation – in direct connection with its challenges and its CAP 2030 strategy – and the introduction of the 'EDF Pulse Idea' award, designed to recognise employees' most innovative ideas for simplifying the company's processes and operational methods.
The EDF Pulse Awards have become an unmissable event that encourages innovation across the whole Group, based on new concepts and solutions to achieve excellence.
Catherine Lescure, EDF Internal Communication Director
Employees at the heart of the approach
The third annual event has shown that employees are just as enthusiastic as ever, with over 100 projects already presented within the Group's various entities. Ultimately, only 28 projects will be chosen as finalists, then a decision will be made following a final presentation to members of the Executive Committee. Employees also have a part to play – an internal voting system is in place, allowing them to choose their two favourite projects. Finally, on the topic of the 'EDF Pulse Idea', which encourages participatory innovation, the best idea chosen will have the opportunity to take part in an accelerator within EDF's new support programme, La Chocolaterie.