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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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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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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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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Sticking plaster

#Science & Energy

An electric sticking plaster

An ultra-thin, flexible prototype uses body heat to charge electronic devices.
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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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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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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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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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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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Piezoelectric sensor

#Talking Progress

New energy: environmental sources

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

#Talking Progress

Drug box operating inside the body

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

[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.

[EN] Dans les coulisses des prix EDF Pulse 2015

[EN] Prix EDF Pulse 2015
[EN] Le 4 juin dernier se tenait la cérémonie des remises des prix EDF Pulse 2015.

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.

"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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