Our 2019 UK edition is coming soon- Stay tuned!

In the meantime, check out the winners from our 2018 Pulse Awards: Energy in a digital world edition below. 

The categories were: 

  • Blue Lab Innovation challenge 
  • Predicting cyber attacks 
  • Diversity and engagement in the workplace 
  • The Integrity of Things 
  • Improving our approach to nuclear safety

Apply to the Pan-European competition run by EDF Group

The 6th edition for 2019 will award 4 EDF Pulse Start-up Prizes. Each winner will benefit from a public communication campaign and further support.

Meet our 2018 winners & finalists


Category winner: Diversity and engagement in the workplace

Goshaba develops the most sophisticated solution to identify the right profiles. Faster, more accurately, even for large volumes.

Clicks + Links

Category: Improving our approach to nuclear safety

Clicks and Links specialises in immersive technology and is working to bring virtual reality to new industries. They have worked with large infrastructure projects and nuclear decommissioning, and also offer immersive training experiences.


Category: Predicting cyber attacks

Barac is a London-based start-up working to help organisations detect early signs of cyber attack and malware in real time, on both normal and encrypted traffic.


Category winner: The Integrity of Things

Zensor wants man-made structures to be sustainable, safe and optimised. It can provide an end-to-end follow-up on the condition of structures or assets, like wind turbines, bridges, hydro-turbines, and tunnels, from sensors installed on the structure. 


Category winner: Blue Lab Innovation Challenge

Fully-integrated and easy-to-install home energy storage system designed specifically for the UK market. Powervault has built a domestic energy storage system that is simple, affordable and smart. The product stores free energy generated from rooftop solar panels during the day for use in the evening.

How do I?

Category finalist: Blue Lab Innovation Challenge 

People with additional needs routinely require higher levels of support. How Do I? aims to makes the world easier to navigate by helping people understand how to use products through engaging step-by-step video tutorials.

SMAP Energy

Category finalist: Blue Lab Innovation Challenge 

Smart Meter Analytics Platform (SMAP) is a comprehensive software solution that allows energy companies to analyse energy consumption data using advanced machine learning techniques to better understand customer behaviour.

Lancey Energy Storage

Category finalist: Blue Lab Innovation Challenge

Save money and energy with Lancey, the first smart electric heater with an embedded battery. Smart, connected and equipped with a battery, this highly technical heater offers very competitive heating costs and fosters the development of selfconsumption photovoltaic installations.

Grid Edge

Category finalist: Blue Lab Innovation Challenge

Grid Edge wants to change the way businesses use energy by putting control in the handsof commercial energy users and creating value on their side of the meter. Its cloud-based software helps businesses to control and optimise energy loads within large buildings.

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What to expect from Pulse awards

Previous editions participants and winners talk about the benefits of participating to the Pulse Awards sponsored by EDF Energy. Read about the exciting potential for collaboration and busines development and get ready to apply for the 2019 edition soon!