Blue Lab is EDF Energy’s innovation accelerator

We’re here to make ideas and innovations come to life and to make energy better for the UK, our customers and our people.

Our ambition is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low carbon society through the development of new technologies and business models.

We work on growing and nurturing start-ups, our colleagues, students and innovators who are passionate about their concepts.

So, if you have an idea - big, small or simple - one that could help shape the future of better energy, we’d love to hear from you.

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Blue Lab in numbers

218ideas received

22ideas we’re developing

58Blue Lab partners

5start-ups we’re working with

Our better energy areas of focus

Connected home

Smart meters and devices give customers new levels of control and data on their homes and behaviours. Developing new products and services to unlock this potential.

New business models

Energy firms are changing, going beyond the bill. Working with consumers and customers to build better energy and better services. 

Energy services

Consumers today are looking to do more than simply buy cheaper energy. Creating a low carbon future for more efficient and reduced energy consumption.