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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A city for the senses

#Smart Living

A city for the senses

This project, towards a sensory and innovative metropolis. An EDF joint research project with Sensual City Studio.
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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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Seatower

#Science & Energy

Seatower sets out to conquer the deep

A Norwegian clean tech company supported by EDF is banking on concrete foundations to develop offshore wind.
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Enlighted

#Smart Living

Enlighted: using data to boost energy efficiency

EDF is supporting Enlighted, which installs smart lighting which the customer funds through energy savings.
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Planet Progress 5

#Talking Progress

Planet Progress, episode 5

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

#Smart Living

The wireless charger that uses ultrasound to power devices

Along the lines of Wi-Fi, this promising wireless device uses ultrasound to charge mobile phones and laptops.
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Hot water tanks

#Science & Energy

An algorithm for heating hot water tanks

EDF has developed a solution for redirecting surplus energy from renewable sources to hot water tanks.
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Mixer tap

#Science & Energy

An eco-friendly water heater … thanks to CO2

EDF creates, in collaboration with SANDEN, more efficient thermodynamic water heaters thanks to CO2.
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China

#Science & Energy

A solar tower, even at night

In China, engineers from EDF and the Chinese Academy of Sciences are working on a revolutionary solar power plant.
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Spray-on solar cells

#Science & Energy

Spray-on solar cells

A spritz of spray could turn car bonnets and street furniture into solar panels.
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Sticking plaster

#Science & Energy

An electric sticking plaster

An ultra-thin, flexible prototype uses body heat to charge electronic devices.
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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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Blue leds

#Talking Progress

LEDs: we haven't seen the light yet

LEDs get more efficient, cheaper and come in any colour. With Géraldine Dantelle from Néel Institute.
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Prosthetic limbs: reality meets science fiction

#Talking Progress

Prosthetic limbs: reality meets science fiction

Prosthetic arms, hands, and legs have evolved considerably in recent years, a promising technique for the future.
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Wind sock

#Science & Energy

Lidar technology is flying high

EDF is investing in an optical radar to identify the most promising wind power resources.
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The great potential of hydrogen for energy storage

#Science & Energy

The great potential of hydrogen for energy storage

The perfect solution to cope with the intermittency of renewable energy already exists in the form of hydrogen.
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Planet Progress

#Talking Progress

Planet Progress, episode 4

From Solar powered smartphone to connected skateboard, come on for a new innovation world tour.
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Industry

#Science & Energy

The box that keeps motors in check

EDF has designed a tool called Motorbox to monitor the performance of industrial motors remotely.
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CityMob

#Smart Living

CityMob: promoting electric transport in cities

Through the CityMob programme, EDF is supporting the development of electric cars and urban car-sharing.
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Piezoelectric sensor

#Talking Progress

New energy: environmental sources

Emerging technologies for energy recovery are gaining importance. With consultant Peter Harrop.
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Electric planes

#Talking Progress

Electric planes are coming to a runway near you

The commercial airliners are flying using electricity little by little . With Serge Bérenger (Labinal Power Systems).
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Techniwood

#Science & Energy

The wood panels making homes greener

EDF supports Techniwood’s Panoblocs, mixture of wood and insulation, designed to reduce household energy use.
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VISA transaction

#Talking Progress

Mobile payments: will smartphones replace purses?

Mobile payments starts to be a serious alternative to cash or card.
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Nemo © DCNS

#Talking Progress

Nemo prepares to plunge into ocean thermal energy conversion

Harnessing heath of the Tropical seas to generate electricity becomes a reallity. With Jean Ballandras (Nemo Project)
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Threads

#Smart Living

Soltex: fabric that generates green energy

A photovoltaic thread could turn fabrics into renewable energy sources.
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Living tissue

#Talking Progress

3d printer creates living tissue

A laser bioprinting system to create 3d living tissue has been developed in France. Fabien Guillemot explains.
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Zoe Renault

#Talking Progress

The batteries of the future are on their way

Better for environment and more efficient, the scientists re-invent the battery. With Jean-Marie Tarascon, chemist.
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Asimo Honda

#Talking Progress

What kind of robots will live among us in the future?

The Android companion, OK but not for now, following Bruno Bonnell, director of Robolis.
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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.

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Three key facts about EDF Pulse

EDF Pulse Awards
EDF Pulse is EDF's way of supporting innovation and featuring the men and women who are shaping tomorrow's world today.

Find out about the 6 EDF Pulse awards finalists

6 finalists
They were over 200 and now there are only 6 of them left. Find out about the EDF Pulse awards finalists.

The EDF Pulse Awards finalists will soon be announced

Finalists announced
On April 7th, EDF Pulse Awards finalists will be revealed. In the meantime, flashback on the backstage of the jury.

“A good idea must not simply remain an idea”

Electric bulbs
We talk to Laurent Lelait about his selection criteria for projects competing in the EDF Pulse awards.

EDF supports employees’ forward-looking ideas

EDF Pulse awards - internal competition
The second EDF Pulse awards have injected new energy into the entire EDF Group with the internal competition.