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5 Prizes to invent our electric futures

To promote innovation and to contribute to the development of the future, EDF launched the EDF Pulse Awards.

Its goal? Showcase and provide tangible support to European startups that are joining forces, creating and inventing tomorrow’s future.


This 2018 edition will reward 5 winners : 4 Jury Awards and 1 Audience Awards.

All five winners will get a media campaign and €70,000 grant to get projects off the ground.




The applications for the 2018 EDF Pulse Awards are now closed.

Smart Home

Smart Home category is for innovative technological solutions contributing to the design of a safer, more comfortable, and "facilitative" housing, but also more environmentally responsible. 

smart building, home automation, interactive furniture, connected objects, robots / ia, energy efficiency, self-production / self-subsistence…

Smart Business

Smart Business category is for innovative technological solutions designed to optimize the operationnal, environmental and social performance of companies.

augmented robotics / operators, smart factory, energy production, smart maintenance, dematerialization, ai, blockchain, hr analytics…

Smart Health & Self

Smart Health & Self category is for innovative technological solutions designed to promote well-being and fulfilment at every stage of life, and for all: health, well-being, access to education, battle against exclusion/disability... 

medical robotics, new diagnosis forms, telemedicine, quantified self, Ed. TEch, social tech, connected leisure time, surveillance and autonomy, augmented self...

Smart City

Smart City category is for late-stage products or services that make cities easier to live in, more human-centered, more effective, while reducing the environmental impact of urban areas.

smart street lighting, smart street furniture, smart grid, energy efficiency, storage, AGRITECH, renewable energy, electric mobility…



Planning: What are the steps of the contest?




Eligibility Criteria: Who can apply?


You are a Europe-based start-up or small company with an innovative project following one of these categories?


Before you apply, make sure your start-up and project meet the following criteria:


  • Your start-up is domiciled in a European country before 21st of February 2018
  • Your start-up hires less than 30 employees
  • Your start-up is independent of a corporate group of over 500 people
  • Your innovation participates in “inventing our electric future” and qualifies for at least one of the 4 categories: Smart Home, Smart City, Smart Business, Smart Health & Self
  • By September 2018, your product will be at the stage of prototype or at least mocked up before the Grand Jury, ready to be presentable to the general public
  • Your innovation will be launched by the end of 2018 or is already on the market for less than a year

A special case for Smart Health & Self: If your solution requires clinical trials, those must have started by the end of 2018.