Embodying the EDF Group's commitment to Africa, the EDF Pulse Africa Awards support African companies in the development of products, solutions and services aimed at supporting the continent's energy development.

With its EDF Pulse Africa Awards, EDF is seeking to support entrepreneurship in Africa by pursuing three goals:

  • Identifying potential partners by unearthing the continent’s technological talents.

  • Supporting innovation by involving local entrepreneurs in the development of more innovative offerings

  • Helping companies develop their solutions with the EDF Pulse Africa Accelerator

5th edition of EDF Pulse Africa

Applications have been closed since August 20, 2023. We look forward to seeing the innovative ideas and promising projects that will emerge from this new edition from the first stage of the Africa Tour 2023, on September 7 in Nairobi (Kenya).

Categories, grants, timeline, all about this new edition!

EDF Pulse Africa in South Africa

Edition 2021

Helix Power's hydro-kinetic generators selected for the Grand Finale

Since 2017, EDF has developed its Innovation Award EDF Pulse in Africa, with the ambition to support and assist African innovators acting for energy development in their countries.

For its 4th edition, EDF Pulse Africa organized seven selection sessions in seven African countries to elect the Award finalists. The roadshow EDF Pulse Africa Tour stepped by Johannesburg on October 2021 to audition the candidates coming from South Africa.

The jury eventually decided to award Jérome Yasbek, Helix Power CEO, for its hydropower energy project. Helix Power develops hydro-kinetic generators similar to grid-scale hydroelectric power plants but on a much smaller scale.