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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Cyber Rose

#Low carbon city

The first bionic plant: a rosy future for electricity

The first bionic rose opens the way for converting plants' chemical energy into a source of electricity.
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independent home

#Smart home

The Top 5 mobile and independent home sweet homes

Promoting renewable energies, reduced energy use and nomadism: the homes of tomorrow reveal their benefits.
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Big Data

#E-Health

Big Data – a big bang for the health system?

Mass data analysis is set to turn diagnosis, patient monitoring and even medical research upside down…
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Planete Progress

#Talking Progress

Planet Progress, episode 11

Head off on a new tour of the world of innovation with episode 10 of Planet Progress.
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Biomass

#Low carbon city

Biomass, a green alternative to heat Greater Nancy

Wood energy, waste, animal and vegetable fats: achieving green heating in Nancy by any means.
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Nanorobots

#Talking Progress

In the future, nanobots will dive into the heart of tumours

In the future, sensors directly located within tumours will allow improved diagnostics and more effective treatment.
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Clean car

Flashback

#Low carbon city

A brief history of 'clean' cars

For as long as there have been cars, people have wanted to drive clean. 5 key dates that made cars greener.
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Leg prothesis

Controversy

#E-Health

Can technology conquer disabilities?

Technology aimed at helping disabled people seems to be making infinite progress. Could it get rid of disabilities?
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Child on a bed

#E-Health

4 items to put in your bed to help you sleep better

Innovation comes to the rescue of a good night's sleep with these 4 smart objects promising us quality sleep
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Wind turbines

#Low carbon city

Wind turbines: 5 innovations in the wind

Unobtrusive, silent, easy to maintain, new wind turbines are on their way which will revolutionise the sector.
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Medical imaging

Flashback

#E-Health

A brief history of medical imaging

Less invasive and more effective: over a century of improvements to medical imaging techniques.
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Planet Progress

#Talking Progress

Planet progress: an autonomous quadricopter and a smart shower

Posture control and a smart alarm clock are some of the latest new arrivals in terms of smart objects. Video...
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Futur lab

#E-Health

Robots, patients' little helpers

At Humber River Hospital, robots, health care professionals and patients have been living and working together.
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Robot

#E-Health

Robots put on white lab coats

What if providing healthcare was robots' next great calling? five examples, already a part of the healthcare world.
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Planete Progress

#Talking Progress

Planet Progress, episode 10

Head off on a new tour of the world of innovation with episode 10 of Planet Progress
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Solar farm in Toul-Rosières

#Low carbon city

Solar energy in key dates and figures

From Einstein to the cost of photovoltaic cells, few key landmarks that explain the development of solar energy
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African electrical innovations

#Smart home

4 sustainable African electrical innovations

4 simple and efficient innovations for low-carbon cities around the world
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Singapore

#Low carbon city

The city of tomorrow rises in the east

To manage its growth, Singapore is relying on urban planning software in which EDF plays a major development role
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Mother Motion Cookies

#Talking Progress

Connected objects will have to learn how to be forgotten

Will connected objects soon become objects like any other? That's what Franck Biehler, co-founder of Sen.se, thinks.
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River

#Talking Progress

River turbines: a new source of electricity

Hydroquest has unveiled a new source of renewable energy on the Loire: a river turbine.
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MaddyKeynote

#Talking Progress

"Innovation is an essential tool for fighting global warming."

EDF was a partner for the MaddyKeynote. On this occasion, Catherine Lescure share her vision for innovation... .
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Low-tech and high-tech

#Low carbon city

Using low-tech and hi-tech side-by-side to build tomorrow’s cities

High-tech innovations have their place in the city of tomorrow, especially if they ensure responsible energy use.
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Smart districts

#Low carbon city

From smart buildings to smart districts: what happens when you scale up?

Better understanding how districts use energy to reduce consumption…
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WiFi

#Smart home

When WiFi is transformed into electricity

A device that transforms waves – including WiFi, 3G and 4G – into electricity for connected objects.
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Marseille

#Low carbon city

Harnessing the power of the sea

Transforming the sea into a source of clean energy? Three projects in France are opening the way for green alchemy
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Wind farm

Flashback

#Low carbon city

A brief history of wind energy

Wind energy may now be under full sail, but there was a time when its development was held back. Back to the beginning.
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Tomorrow's smart cities

#Talking Progress

Smart cities: is it bringing cars to an end?

Discover the top 5 major mobility trends for tomorrow's smart cities.
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glass building

#Low carbon city

Ever closer to the sun

3 companies use innovative techniques to capture every single ray of sun and to improve productivity from solar energy
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Planet Progress

#Talking Progress

Planet Progress, episode 9

Let's take an innovation ride with this new episode of Planet Progress...
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Solar Battery

#Low carbon city

Energy storage: the philosopher’s stone of the 21st century?

Without batteries and hydrogen fuel cells, there’s no hope for the development and expansion of renewable energy.
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EDF Pulse Award candidates on show abroad

CES Vegas
The adventure continues after EDF Pulse: every month, we take a look at the latest news from former candidates

Ludmila Gautier: "Citizen participation is a critical success factor for urban projects"

Ludmila Gautier
An interview with the director of EIFER and jury member for the EDF Pulse Awards for the Low Carbon City category.

[EN] Prix EDF Pulse 2016 : dans les coulisses d'un comité de sélection

[EN] Comité de sélection
[EN] Retour en images sur le dernier comité qui s'est tenu à la Chocolaterie, le tout nouvel incubateur d'EDF.

Group employees take to the stage

Open Innovation
For the third year running, the EDF Pulse awards are taking place within the Group too.

A committee seeking to breathe fresh air into the "Low Carbon City"

Low Carbon City Committee
The 3rd category in the EDF Pulse Awards received application 125! A look back on a busy judging day.

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EDF Pulse Awards 2016: the "smart Home" committee makes its contribution

Smart home committee
Projects entering the "smart home" category will need to be pretty solid when going in front of the jury.

2016 EDF Pulse Awards: experts assess e-health projects

E-Health committee
A selection that reveals projects combining audacity and realism.

EDF Pulse Awards 2016 : time for the selection committees!

Start-up
The 2016 EDF Pulse Awards have reached the next step: evaluating and selecting the projects in the running.

12 start-ups for the Languedoc-Roussillon region

12 start-ups for the Languedoc-Roussillon region
Overview of the 12 finalists for the regional round of the EDF Pulse awards as they imagine tomorrow's world