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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R3D3

#Smart Living

R3D3: the Force is strong with this recycling bin

This bin, whose design is inspired by the iconic robot from Star Wars, compresses bottles, cans and plastic cups.
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LilyPad

#Science & Energy

Artificial lilies for water purification

These solar-powered artificial lilies use nanoparticles to purify water.
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Kite

#Science & Energy

The kites that harness wind power at 1,000 metres altitude

An autopilot system for operating airborne wind turbines 24 hours a day has just been developed.
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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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Wind plants

#Science & Energy

EDF, a step ahead thanks to the weather forecasts

Software package powered by EDF uses weather forecasts to anticipate wind and solar PV generation.
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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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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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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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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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SmartWalk

#Smart Living

What if the pavement could show you the way?

The SmartWalk system turns pavements, walls and street furniture into urban compasses.
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SolarBox

#Smart Living

London's red phone boxes are going green

Solarbox lets Londoners charge their smartphones for free using solar power.
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The factory powered by chocolate

#Science & Energy

The factory powered by chocolate

A confectionery factory in the UK is being partly run on biogas produced from chocolate residue.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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BabyBe

#Health

The incubator that connects premature babies to their mothers

The BabyBe incubator comforts premature babies by connecting them to their mothers.
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bones printed in 3D

#Health

A bank of artificial bones printed in 3D

These 3D-printed artificial bones could enable us to create bone banks ready for use in emergency cases.
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Rosa, Medical Robot

#Talking Progress

Will operations be carried out by robots in the future?

Bertin Nahum, CEO of Medtech says robots are set to become widespread. However, they will never replace human surgeons
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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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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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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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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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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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[EN] Semaine 3, 20 projets dévoilés !

[EN] Semaine 3, 20 projets dévoilés !
[EN] Découvrez chaque semaine 20 projets sélectionnés pour les prix EDF Pulse 2015.

[EN] Semaine 2, 20 projets dévoilés !

[EN] Semaine 2, 20 projets dévoilés !
[EN] Découvrez chaque semaine 20 projets sélectionnés pour les prix EDF Pulse 2015.

Where do start-ups start out?

Where do start-ups start out?
A short glossary to guide you through the places where the companies of the future are being created.

[EN] Les 20 projets sélectionnés de la semaine 1

[EN] 20 projets sélectionnés
[EN] Découvrez chaque semaine 20 projets sélectionnés pour les prix EDF Pulse 2015.

The Top 100 of the projects revealed!

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

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.

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.