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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Planet Progress

#Talking Progress

Planet Progress, episode 3

From charging street lamp to intelligent micro-wave oven, come on for a new innovation world tour.
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How deaf people can hear with their tongue

#Health

How deaf people can "hear" with their tongue

Electric impulses applied to the tongue can enable deaf people to understand words without using the auditory nerve.
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Cloud Power Project

#Science & Energy

Looking skywards to new energy sources

Cloud Power collects water from the clouds and is paving the way for a new source of renewable energy.
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Touching and feeling the invisible

#Health

Touching and feeling the invisible

Ultrasound has now made it possible to touch and feel objects that are invisible and/or inaccessible.
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The Gate Residence

#Talking Progress

Green, dense and connected – the cities of the future are under construction

How do you improve energy efficiency by 70% in a city by the architect V. Callebaut and his project Gate in Egypt.
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Solar Impulse

#Talking Progress

Solar-powered plane set for take-off

Among other things, it will demonstrate that “sustainable development can be exciting and profitable.
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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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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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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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Soma: the app that prevents burnout

#Health

Soma: the app that prevents burnout

Our smartphones could be powerful weapons in helping us to avoid overload and fatigue at work.
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3D Mountain

#Science & Energy

3D Mountain: the virtual sustainable ski resort

EDF's virtual ski resort is helping mountain professionals go down the sustainable development route.
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SunPartner Technologies

#Smart Living

Screens and windscreens to go photovoltaic

A new kind of technology promises to transform any screen or glass surface into a self-powering solar unit.
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Salt: a new source of energy?

#Science & Energy

Salt: a new source of energy?

Can we harness the salt in our seas to generate electricity? A plant is testing the potential of osmotic power.
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Madagascar

#Science & Energy

Can artificial rain boost electricity production?

Madagascar is “seeding” clouds to compensate for the lack of rain that is hampering its hydroelectric power generation.
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SmartMat

#Health

The smart yoga mat

The Lotus yoga position isn't without its risks – but now the SmartMat is here to help amateur yogis progress steadily.
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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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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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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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Light and Internet-connected greenhouses

#Smart Living

The connected vegetable gardens revolutionizing urban farming

These light, Internet-connected greenhouses can grow five tonnes of lettuce a year.
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Sheeps in the country

#Talking Progress

Building Internet networks in the countryside

It’s predicted that the Internet of Things is going to take over our cities thanks to innovative sensors.
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Planet Progress

#Talking Progress

Planet Progress, episode 2

3D printed car, electric scooter, augmented reality : come on for a new innovation world tour.
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The wheelchair that looks after its user

#Health

The wheelchair that looks after its user

The Connected Wheelchair can steer itself independently and monitor its user's health.
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Toucan solar plant takes wing

#Science & Energy

Toucan solar plant takes wing

EDF has just opened a revolutionary photovoltaic power plant in French Guyana.
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Clarity

#Health

The keyring to help asthmatics find a better route

Clarity is a connected key ring that measures air quality to help people find the least polluted route.
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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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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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Planet Progress

#Talking Progress

Planet Progress, around the world of Innovations

Around the world of innovations in 3 minutes
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[EN] Qui sont les membres du jury EDF Pulse ?

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[EN] Expert, entrepreneur, journaliste scientifique, etc. Découvrez les membres du jury EDF Pulse.

[EN] Ils vont défendre leur chance face au jury EDF Pulse

[EN] Top  13
[EN] Découvrez dès maintenant les 13 porteurs de projets à avoir été sélectionné pour la 2ème édition des prix EDF Pulse.

Week 6: 12 selected projects

Week 6: 12 selected projects
Each week, find out about selected projects for the 2015 EDF Pulse awards.

The start-ups “relighting” Italy

Colosseum in Rome, Italy
No fewer than 64 innovative Italian projects have been entered into the 2015 EDF Pulse awards.

Week 5: 14 selected projects

Week 5: 14 selected projects
Each week, find out about selected projects for the 2015 EDF Pulse awards.

Echy in the spotlight

Echy
A winner of the, Echy opens its showroom and is well on the way to fulfilling its ambitions.

Week 4: 15 selected projects

Week 4: 15 selected projects
Each week, find out about selected projects for the 2015 EDF Pulse awards.

Week 3: 20 selected projects

Week 3: 20 selected projects
Each week, find out about selected projects for the 2015 EDF Pulse awards.

Week 2: 19 selected projects

Week 2: 19 selected projects
Each week, find out about selected projects for the 2015 EDF Pulse awards.

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.