New Delhi: From April 27th to June the 3rd 2020, EDF invites Indian entrepreneurs and start-ups to participate in a call for projects as part of the 1st edition of EDF Pulse India Competition Award. Through this initiative, EDF wants to support socially inclusive Indian-based innovations for an electric world that’s more eco-friendly and better connected.
EDF, one the world’s leading energy companies, develops innovative solutions for a low-carbon energy mix and strives for a more efficient electricity consumption. EDF launched the ‘EDF Pulse’ programme to support innovation in society and boost progress. So far 1,800 start-ups have applied, and more than 60 projects are being supported by the Group.
Since their launch in 2014, the EDF Pulse start-up Awards have expanded with local editions in France, in United Kingdom, in the African continent, and in Brazil. Thanks to EDF Energy’s Pulse Innovation Challenge in the UK, start-ups such as Howz (smart home monitoring system, 2016 edition) and Powervault (home battery units, 2018 edition) have thrived. After winning the EDF Pulse Africa contest, several start-ups have been accompanied by EDF over the last three years. With the launch of the EDF Pulse Brasil end of 2019, opportunities of collaboration are
already being considered in the fields of Smart City and Smart Industry.