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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CityMob

#Smart Living

CityMob: promoting electric transport in cities

Through the CityMob programme, EDF is supporting the development of electric cars and urban car-sharing.
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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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Planet Progress

#Talking Progress

Planet Progress, episode 4

From Solar powered smartphone to connected skateboard, come on for a new innovation world tour.
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Mixer tap

#Science & Energy

An eco-friendly water heater … thanks to CO2

EDF creates, in collaboration with SANDEN, more efficient thermodynamic water heaters thanks to CO2.
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Home automation

#Talking Progress

Harnessing the potential of home automation for the elderly

Technology can help the elderly to live well at home. And this isn’t just a theoretical idea...
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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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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 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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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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Spray-on solar cells

#Science & Energy

Spray-on solar cells

A spritz of spray could turn car bonnets and street furniture into solar panels.
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Hot water tanks

#Science & Energy

An algorithm for heating hot water tanks

EDF has developed a solution for redirecting surplus energy from renewable sources to hot water tanks.
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Living tissue

#Talking Progress

3d printer creates living tissue

A laser bioprinting system to create 3d living tissue has been developed in France. Fabien Guillemot explains.
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Asimo Honda

#Talking Progress

What kind of robots will live among us in the future?

The Android companion, OK but not for now, following Bruno Bonnell, director of Robolis.
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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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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 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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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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China

#Science & Energy

A solar tower, even at night

In China, engineers from EDF and the Chinese Academy of Sciences are working on a revolutionary solar power plant.
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Threads

#Smart Living

Soltex: fabric that generates green energy

A photovoltaic thread could turn fabrics into renewable energy sources.
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Industry

#Science & Energy

The box that keeps motors in check

EDF has designed a tool called Motorbox to monitor the performance of industrial motors remotely.
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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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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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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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They will get a chance to defend their project before the EDF Pulse jury

Top  13
Go find out about the 13 project leaders who have been selected to compete in the 2nd edition of the 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.

The EDF Pulse Awards finalists will soon be announced

Finalists announced
On April 7th, EDF Pulse Awards finalists will be revealed. In the meantime, flashback on the backstage of the jury.

“A good idea must not simply remain an idea”

Electric bulbs
We talk to Laurent Lelait about his selection criteria for projects competing in the EDF Pulse awards.

EDF supports employees’ forward-looking ideas

EDF Pulse awards - internal competition
The second EDF Pulse awards have injected new energy into the entire EDF Group with the internal competition.

Backstage at the EDF Pulse awards, candidates have been facing the judges

EDF Pulse awards
For 48 hours, the teams heading up the 13 shortlisted projects were in Paris to win over the judges.

Who are the EDF Pulse jury members?

Who are the EDF Pulse jury members?
Experts, entrepreneurs, science journalists, etc... Find out more about the EDF Pulse jury members.

Week 6: 12 selected projects

Week 6: 12 selected projects
Each week, find out about selected projects for 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.