Inspiring Progress

Inspire progress

EDF Pulse

Inspire progress

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By definition, progress is about moving forward and getting ahead. But will our future be synonymous with improvement? EDF Pulse would like to take you on a journey of discovery, exploring progress in all its forms. Welcome to the world of tomorrow!

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Panet Earth

#Smart Living

Innovations making waves in water efficiency

From reducing waste to boosting hydropower, a widespread movement to save water is underway
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Start-up

#Smart Living

Nurturing talent for the future

EDF has joined forces with Microsoft to support start-ups in the Microsoft Ventures accelerator
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Brain

#Talking Progress

An electrode-equiped headset to cure one's mental state

According to Jacques Martinerie, monitoring one's own mental state with an electrode-equippedheadset is realistic.
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Library

#Science & Energy

The perfect temperature for reading

EDF R&D has found an innovative way of heating and cooling a multimedia library
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Connected toys

#Talking Progress

Artificial intelligence for children’s education

Toys who answer the questions of our kids, What educational role can play artificial intelligence?
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The smart microwave that helps out in the kitchen

#Smart Living

The smart microwave that helps out in the kitchen

Maid Oven is more than just a microwave oven – it’s also a cooking and slimming coach
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Solar Bike is an electric bike that runs on solar power thanks to its built-in photovoltaic panels

#Science & Energy

The solar-powered electric bike

Solar Bike is an electric bike that runs on solar power thanks to its built-in photovoltaic panels
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Shrimp

#Science & Energy

Solar cells from shrimp shells

British researchers have created solar cells using shrimp shells.
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Planet Progress

#Talking Progress

Planet Progress, episode 6

Come on for a new innovation world tour with the finalists of the EDF Pulse Awards.
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Freightliner

#Smart Living

The truck that (almost) drives itself

Freightliner Inspiration is a semi-autonomous truck being tested on the roads of Nevada.
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Electric car

#Smart Living

A full tank of electricity 1/2

Alternatives to fossil fuels, new charging points, apps ... there's a transport revolution underway
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August

#Talking Progress

Could smart locks spell the end of keys?

Home automation systems are gaining access to our homes. François-Xavier Jeuland tells us all about them.
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Solar fabric

#Talking Progress

Solar fabric to produce electricity

Fabrics can now capture solar energy – Alain Janet explains the principle of the new solar films.
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VoSS

#Talking Progress

VoSS: storing solar energy is easy!

How to transform a solar plant into a classicla plant? This is the VoSS' gamble, prize-winners of the EDF Pule Awards.
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The app that turns your smartphone into a hearing aid

#Health

The app that turns your smartphone into a hearing aid

PureSound is a smartphone app designed to combat hearing loss
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Smart glasses are enabling technicians

#Smart Living

Seeing underground

Smart glasses are enabling technicians to “see” cables buried underground.
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Wind tree

#Talking Progress

Are wind turbines heading for our cities?

What is the future of wind turbines in thje cities of tomorrow? With Romain Guillo, expert renewables.
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XChangE

#Talking Progress

The self-driving car is revolutionizing the automobile … and our world

Will self-driving cars really be on the road one day and will they replace traditional cars?
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Nanobox

#Talking Progress

Drug box operating inside the body

Research on new ways to spread drugs, notably monitored nanoboxes.
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Connected diagnosis

#Health

Making diagnosis available to everyone

An overview of avenues EDF Pulse awards candidates are exploring in order to make diagnosis accessible to all.
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Electric car

#Smart Living

A full tank of electricity 2/2

Alternatives to fossil fuels, new charging points, apps ... there's a transport revolution underway
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Planet Progress

#Talking Progress

Planet Progress, episode 8

A new trip around the world of progress in video : new helmet, new wheelchair, new flask...
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Granules

#Science & Energy

The mobile granulator for agricultural waste

Mobile granulator h-énergie turns agricultural waste into pellets for heating – out in the field.
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Planet Progress

#Talking Progress

Planet Progress, episode 7

A new trip around the world of progress in video : food printed in 3D, new technology to improve your nights...
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EnerBee

#Talking Progress

Enerbee: turning and kind of movement into energy

EnerBee won a 2015 EDF Pulse award for its original invention : a light device that generate electricity from movements
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Microscope

#Talking Progress

High resolution medical imagery, a challenge for the near future

How do you check out a mole? Dermatologists can now make an immediate diagnosis without a biopsy...
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Electric buses

#Science & Energy

The future of electric buses

EDF supports Forsee Power Solutions, which is providing its expertise to electric bus manufacturers.
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Aquakin

#Science & Energy

Transform running water into electricity

What if the water in our pipes could feed both our taps and our lightbulbs?
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Four visions of innovation

2015 EDF Pulse Awards ceremony
Four experts in innovation were on stage to share their points of vew…

[EN] Les lauréats du prix EDF Pulse 2015 au salon Planète PME

[EN] Salon PLanète PME 2015
[EN] Le 18 juin dernier, les lauréats du prix EDF Pulse 2015 étaient au salon Planète PME, soutenu par EDF.

Behind the scenes at the 2015 EDF Pulse Awards

2015 EDF Pulse Awards
The prizegiving ceremony for the 2015 EDF Pulse awards took place on 4 June.

The prizewinners promising a better future

The prizewinners
The winners of the 2015 EDF Pulse awards receive financial backing and also support for growing their projects

EDF Pulse Awards ceremony

Palais de Tokyo
Watch the EDF Pulse Awards ceremony and discover the 3 prizewinners!

A triumph for innovation

Palais de Tokyo
After nine months of competition, 242,000 online votes, find out who the three winners of the EDF Pulse awards 2015 are.

How smart objects will change our health on a daily basis

Our health on a daily basis
Wellfundr co-founder Guillaume Marchand took part in the selection of projects for the 2015 EDF Pulse awards.

"Energy storage is going to play a key role in future"

Electric bulbs - Ideas
Jean-Baptiste Bart, Group Manager at EDF R&D, is one of the experts who helped judge the EDF Pulse awards.

Which inventions will keep us healthy in the future?

Healthy in the future
Director of investment Celia Hart helped select projects for the EDF Pulse awards

“We wanted to highlight innovation, even if it seems far-fetched”

Creative light bulb idea
Laurent Torcheux, head of the batteries group at EDF R&D, talks about selecting projects for the EDF Pulse awards.