What is the challenge

What's the challenge?

We’re excited to launch our 2019 Pulse Innovation Challenge. If you’re a start-up with a great idea this could be your gateway into the world of energy.

EDF Energy’s innovation accelerator, Blue Lab, wants to collaborate with the best young companies and can help you develop and grow.


Apply now

The categories

Electric Vehicles

Solutions for businesses and consumers transitioning to electric vehicles

Improving Customers’ Lives

Solutions to make life better for our customers

Electric Future Through Artificial Intelligence

Solutions to accelerate the electric future and make EDF Energy the supplier of choice through emerging AI


Customer solutions that don’t quite fit the other three categories, but would still work well with EDF Energy

Benefits on offer

Access to EDF Energy scale and network to develop business opportunities
Mentorship from senior leadership at EDF Energy and access to subject matter experts


Free office space at IDEALondon, an innovation centre in the heart of London’s Tech City, run by EDF Energy, Cisco and UCL Engineering
Opportunity to validate products, trial and test in live environments, along with customer feedback and consumer insights
£10k cash prize for overall winner
Potential for EDF Energy to invest in your business

We want to work with fantastic start-ups and can help you develop and grow your ideas with our knowledge and expertise in the energy sector and innovation.

This challenge can give you a unique gateway into the world of energy and help us, jointly, deliver a powerful future for the benefit of energy users.

Jean-Benoit Ritz, Director of Innovation and Blue Lab

Competition Terms and Conditions

To apply for the programme, simply complete the application via the link below and don’t forget, applications close on 21 May 2019.

Application Terms & Conditions 
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We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply now