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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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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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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Threads

#Smart Living

Soltex: fabric that generates green energy

A photovoltaic thread could turn fabrics into renewable energy sources.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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Three key facts about EDF Pulse

EDF Pulse Awards
EDF Pulse is EDF's way of supporting innovation and featuring the men and women who are shaping tomorrow's world today.

Find out about the 6 EDF Pulse awards finalists

6 finalists
They were over 200 and now there are only 6 of them left. Find out about the EDF Pulse awards finalists.

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.

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.