Inspiring Progress

Inspire progress

EDF Pulse

Inspire progress

Welcome

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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Yves Le Hénaff

#Low carbon city

"This award will help us to boost our influence"

We meet Yvan Le Hénaff, Chairman and CEO of Kawantech, the winning start-up in the "Low Carbon City" category.
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[EN] Electric Life 630

#News

Discover Electric Life by EDF Pulse

Tomorrow's world is already there. Find out more about the innovative startups highlighted by EDF Pulse.
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Lifi

#Talking Progress

And there was Li-Fi!

Home LiFi-Services is embracing light-based internet as a way of introducing new uses within the home.
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AMIE Project

#Talking Progress

In future our homes and cars will have the same source of energy

Find out about the amazing 3D printing project bringing together an energy-autonomous house and car.
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Planet Progress

#Talking Progress

Planet Progress: an energy-saving water heater and a smart sprinkler system

From driverless electric shuttles to smart sprinklers, this video gives us a new look around the world of innovation
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Robot

#E-Health

Robots - new allies for autistic children

Robots, tablet apps – technology is helping to look after children with autism.
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Green roof

#Low carbon city

Covering cities with gardens

From bus shelters to houses, architects are using green roofs to bring nature back into our cities.
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Innovation platform

#Low carbon city

An innovation platform to reflect on the Sustainable City in Paris!

Paris & Co plans to design the City of the future. And it must be sustainable.
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Planet Progress

#Talking Progress

Planet Progress: Six finalists for the 2016 EDF Pulse Awards

In this new episode of Planet Progress, you can watch a brief presentation of the six finalists in this year's edition
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Life of their own

#Talking Progress

Cédric Villani: “ideas have a life of their own”

For Cédric Villani, the correct formula for innovation is the sharing of ideas.
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Ivan Pasichnyk

#Smart home

"Above all, this award is an opportunity to expand our network!"

We talk to Ivan Pasichnyk, CEO of EcoIsme, the winning start-up in the “Smart Home” category.
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Hector 2.0

#Talking Progress

Improved Hector at Proof of Concept 2.0

User feedback from the EDF Pulse & You platform has helped improve this prototype of a smart weather station.
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Bus station

#Talking Progress

Top-up charging technology makes electric buses more efficient

In the future, electric buses will transport more passengers thanks to top-up charging.
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Saclay Showroom

#Talking Progress

The Saclay Showroom: lifting the lid on research

The Paris-Saclay EDF LAB exhibition hall gives the public an insight into the many aspects of the Group's R&D
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New sensors

#Smart home

The new generation of sensors

With sensors to monitor homes, light-based networks and targeted Wi-Fi, they will change our everyday lives.
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Surgery robot

#E-Health

When technology assists surgery

With organ reproduction, 3D views or custom-made prostheses, innovation helps perfect the work of surgeons.
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Planet at night

#Low carbon city

Start-ups that are making the night dark

Several innovations have been proposed to dim urban lighting, which disturbs animals as much as it does humans.
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Formula E

#Low carbon city

Electric racing cars in Paris

Paris plays host to a test circuit for Formula E, of which EDF is a partner.
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e-Health

#Talking Progress

"e-Health is marking the mere beginning of a revolution"

e-Health is going to revolutionise medicine - with Dominique Noël, President of the Festival of Health Communication.
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Planet Progress

#Talking Progress

Planet Progress: A solar electric scooter and a fascinating musical glove

In this episode, discover an amazing musical smartglove, a portable battery to wirelessly recharge your smartphone.
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Thomas Marchand

#E-Health

"An award that proves that our project is sound"

We meet Biomodex, the 2016 EDF Pulse Awards winner in the "E-health" category.
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Eon, electric skateboard

#Talking Progress

Planet Progress: a smart projector, a marine turbine and an electric skateboard

In this episode of Planet Progress, you'll find all the latest technologies that will soon be a part of our daily lives.
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Wandercraft

#E-Health

Wandercraft's exoskeleton gains momentum

First outing for the robotic legs from the 2014 EDF Pulse Awards winner.
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Lifi

#Low carbon city

Li-Fi: Will the Internet soon light up?

Wireless data transmission through light signals could soon steal Wi-Fi's shine
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Anti-waste

#Smart home

Three anti-waste apps

They monitor your power consumption in real time and help you become more energy-efficient. Top 3 anti-waste apps.
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Marine turbines

#Talking Progress

Marine turbines: currents off Paimpol-Bréhat to bring power to our homes

Off the coast of Brittany, two giant marine turbines shall soon harvest the power of the sea to generate electricity.
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EDF Pulse & You

#Talking Progress

"Let’s build our electrical future together!"

EDF has just launched EDF Pulse & You. Interview with Gaël Le Boulch, the project manager.
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Smart capsule

#E-Health

Are smart capsules about to set off a medical revolution?

Once swallowed, these capsules offer the promise of a more preventive and personalized approach to medicine.
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EDF, 70 y.o.

Flashback

#Low carbon city

A brief history of innovation at EDF

Energy generation facilities serving customers, a review of 70 years of innovation.
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Lithium-ion batteries

#Low carbon city

Lithium-ion batteries, the new American El Dorado?

EDF is setting out to conquer lithium-ion batteries in the US. Is this a good opportunity to develop RE?
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EDF Pulse Awards cross the Channel

United Kingdom
Since this summer, the EDF Pulse Awards are exported...

VivaTechnology start-ups and EDF

VivaTechnology
During VivaTechnology, EDF presented the finalist start-ups in the EDF Pulse Awards in a special zone for innovation.

EDF Pulse Awards Begin Their Tour of France

Start-up
After Languedoc-Roussillon, the Hauts-de-France, Normandy & PACA regions will be hosting local innovation competitions.

And the three winners of the third EDF Pulse Awards are...

Winners 2016
Biomodex, EcoIsme and Kara: Learn about the winning start-ups.

Discover the winners of the EDF Pulse internal awards

Winners of the internal EDF Pulse Awards
The EDF Pulse Awards also recognise the best innovations from EDF Group employees...

12 EDF Pulse start-ups appearing at Viva Technology

VivaTechnology Paris
Let's meet the EDF Pulse start-ups at the VivaTechnology show in Paris from 30 June to 2 July

EDF at VivaTechnology

Viva Technology
To 2 July 2016, comme and dicover EDF innovations and the finalists of the 2016 EDF Pulse Awards at VivaTechnology.

The finalists of the EDF Pulse Awards 2016 exhibit their projects

Echappée volée
Attending the Salon des Maires trade show and L'Echappée Volée, meet the 2016 finalists one month before the Awards.

Update on EDF Pulse start-ups

Start-up
The EDF Pulse Awards provides long-term support. Each month, we focus on news of former candidates.

Discover the 6 finalists on cartoons

Comic
Have a look at the cartoons of the 6 finalists in the EDF Pulse Awards 2016