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
EDF Pulse Africa Tour, the regional tour within the entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem in Africa, end with its last stage on the continent in Abidjan, on November 9, 2023. The Grand Final will take place in Paris on March 7, 2024.
EDF Pulse Africa in South Africa
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Pretoria, second stage of EDF Pulse Africa Tour 2023
As part of the Pulse Africa Tour, the competition continues in South Africa, precisely in Pretoria this Thursday, October, 18th. EDF keeps going reaching his environment and socials purposes by giving to African start-ups, an opportunity to extend their innovative project across the continent.
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.