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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The tattoo that charges your phone

#Science & Energy

The tattoo that charges your phone

This enzyme tattoo converts tiny drops of sweat into a microwatt current.
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"We want to be like a new-technology toothbrush"

#Talking Progress

"We want to be like a new-technology toothbrush"

How connected devices help with well-being and fitness. Interview of Alexis Normand (Withings).
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Smart clothing

#Talking Progress

Smart clothing that can measure your heart rate

The integration of flexible electronic systems into clothing has progress… Interview of an entrepreneur.
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Students

#Talking Progress

The most urgent progress is to train and educate

To young economist and media sensation Nicolas Bouzou, education is the main issue.
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Project of charging network

#Smart Living

Electric cars: now a very real alternative

Patrick Gagnol, CROME project , tells us about the group's ambitions in the electric car sector.
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EDF/ Cyrus Cornut

#Talking Progress

"Generating and harvesting energy as a community"

Let’s see how Stéphane Andrieux (Sharing Energy in the city 2030 / EDF) defines the challenge’s vision.
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Talking Progress

#Talking Progress

How France could lead the “robolution”

Robopolis CEO Bruno Bonnell is a staunch advocate of France's role in the predicted expansion of robotics.
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Spark-Renault SRT 01E

#Science & Energy

EDF is on the Formula E’s starting grid

Electric and yet quite fast, Formula 1’s younger sibling turns out to be a great research opportunity for EDF.
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Solar Roadways

#Smart Living

Solar Roadway: roads that produce electricity

Are the days of tarmac roads numbered? A solar roadway that could transform road surfaces has already been invented.
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Floating solar farms are on the horizon

#Science & Energy

Floating solar farms are on the horizon

The largest floating solar farm in the world will begin operating in Japan by May 2015.
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Wind plants

#Science & Energy

Weather forecasts: rain, shine and electricity

Software package powered by EDF uses weather forecasts to anticipate wind and solar PV generation.
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Big Mother's watching: should we trust a connected device to manage our lives?

#Smart Living

Big Mother's watching: should we trust a connected device to manage our lives?

Big Mother to the rescue? This 2.0 “mum” connects everyday objects to track data and actions in the home.
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Piezoelectrics, the future-proof human dynamo

#Science & Energy

Piezoelectrics, the future-proof human dynamo

Save every single pulse of energy by converting our sound and movement into electric current.
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Androïd

#Talking Progress

Will intelligent objects take on a “life” of their own?

Electronic devices termed “intelligent” manage their power themselves – particularly as part of a smart grid.
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Convenience won’t lead to happiness

#Talking Progress

"Convenience won’t lead to happiness"

To Pascal Picq, paleoanthropology offers some relevant answers to the challenges of our time.
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Home of the future

#Talking Progress

An EDF lab to explore the new energy uses

Sébastien Ruiz tells us about research dedicated to energy management in tomorrow’s habitat. Interview.
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House Enerbat

#Smart Living

The multi-energy house that's like a Swiss army knife

Let’s give you a guided tour of this EDF lab where energy innovations are tested under real conditions.
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Solaris building

#Smart Living

A building demonstrates perfectly how to use energy

Come and explore Solaris, one of France’s first positive-energy buildings.
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How about printing your own solar cells?

#Smart Living

How about printing your own solar cells?

Ideal for recharging your smartphone or your laptop – and more!
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Your electricity consumption says a lot about your health

#Health

Your electricity consumption says a lot about your health

AUTONO.ME aims to spot health problems in older people using data from electricity meters.
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Solar pannels

#Talking Progress

High-yield solar panels: space technology bound for earth

A latest generation of PV panels exist for space technology, and it will help us on earth with CPV power stations.
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WEMU

#Health

Smart clothing to monitor epilepsy

WEMU is smart clothing that can warn of epileptic seizures and treat them more effectively.
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QBracelet

#Smart Living

The piece of jewellery that charges your phone

A bracelet that can charge smartphone batteries up to 60 per cent has just gone on the market.
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Charging network for electric vehicles

#Smart Living

CROME: the European charging network for electric vehicles

EDF participates in the construction of this innovative European network to give better access to carsharing.
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A virtual cure for vertigo

#Health

A virtual cure for vertigo

Could being immersed in a virtual world help acrophobes face up to their fear of heights?
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The umbrella that lights your way in the rain

#Smart Living

The umbrella that lights your way in the rain

This umbrella fitted with LEDs and piezoelectric sensors lights up in heavy rain.
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Provence Grand Large

#Science & Energy

EDF’s wind turbines about to conquer the sea

The challenge: to harness the power of the strong winds on the high seas, and thereby increase profitability.
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Zéphyr, the kite with energy in its sails

#Science & Energy

Zéphyr, the kite with energy in its sails

Supported by EDF, this photovoltaic sail project provides natural disaster affected areas with power.
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The Social Good Week : Progress for all in the digital age

Social Good Week
EDF Pulse becomes partner of the Social Good Week, dedicated to common-good projects made possible by new technologies.

The 100 finals projects revealed!

100 projects revealed
They had by November 30th to participate in the 2015 EDF Pulse Awards… Now the projects are revealed!

EDF Pulse internal awards: “daring and even pioneering projects”

EDF Pulse internal awards
EDF Pulse also gives out internal awards within the group. They encourage innovation led by anyone at EDF

EDF’s open innovation enriches the company’s own knowledge

Open Innovation
The EDF Group's Open Innovation cell acts as an intermediary between innovative start-ups and the group's businesses

"If we find another Zuckerberg one day, we have to be prepared to let him or her get on with it!”

Stéphane Distinguin
Stéphane Distinguin (faberNovel's CEO) is involved in selecting the most innovative projects for the EDF Pulse awards.

The Stigo scooter appears at the Paris Motor Show

Stigo, a scooter at the Paris Motor Show
Stigo is making a place for itself everywhere as demonstrated by its appearance at the Paris Motor Show.

EDF Pulse reports from the Le Monde festival debate

Le Monde Festival
The newspaper Le Monde organized its first festival, of which EDF is a partner.

EDF Pulse Awards: smiles all round

[EN] sourire
The EDF Pulse awards were handed out to the project leaders on 30 April 2014.

The EDF Pulse symposium on innovation: “In 15 years it will be extraordinary”

[EN] 15ans
Two round tables were held to explore the need for new inventions.

[EN] Les lauréats en vidéo !

[EN] video
[EN] A l'occasion de la remise des prix, nous avons interrogé les porteurs des projets lauréats.