The EDF Energy Pulse Awards promotes innovation and contributes to the developments of the future of the energy industry, showcasing and providing tangible support to European start-ups that are helping to shape that future.
Levels of support vary according to the category entered.
The EDF Energy Pulse Awards is a competition designed to crowd source innovative ideas to address key challenges facing the energy industry. Start-ups, innovators and entrepreneurs are being offered the chance to win expert support and advice and attract investment, to help turn ideas into reality.
The Awards are looking to support ideas across four categories representing key strategic areas for EDF Energy, which is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity.
The categories comprise:
- Blue Lab’s connected home and business challenge
- Inspiring young people into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
- Data solutions for improving health and safety
- Monitoring and inspection solutions for energy generation assets (in partnership with Innovate UK)
EDF Energy’s R&D UK Centre is engaged in projects across all types of energy including nuclear collaboration with Generation R&D, renewable technologies, including storage, energy management, energy efficiency, smart meters and digital innovation. In addition to the existing R&D UK Centre, EDF Energy recently launched its own innovation accelerator, Blue Lab, focusing on making customers’ lives easier through innovation. Ideas taken forward as a result of this challenge will complement work already being carried out by EDF Energy in these areas.
Although there are no specific exclusions cited within the programme guidelines, those wishing to apply are advised to liaise with the funding provider in the first instance to discuss eligibility.
Start-ups, innovators and entrepreneurs in Europe that are involved with energy innovation may apply.
Match funding is not a stipulated requirement of this programme.
Costs associated with eligible projects.