Pulse Awards 2017 - Energy in a digital world

Categories for 2017:

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

Winners and 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.

Timeline: challenge stages

Watch video: Pulse Awards: How EDF Energy is Supporting Innovation
17 Feb 17

Pulse Awards 2016 final

Innovators' Day concluded our 2016 EDF Energy Pulse Awards by celebratring the caterogry winners as well as providing a platform for the finalists from Blue Lab’s 10-week accelerator programme to pitch for the £30K grand prize. 

19 Sep 17

2017 Applications open

27 Nov 17

Applications close

  • Diversity and engagement in the workplace
  • Predicting cyber attacks
EDF Energy male engineer listening to instructions
15 Dec 17

Applications close

  • Improving our approach to nuclear safety
  • Integrity of Things
Watch video: EDF Energy Pulse Awards 2016 (short)
18 Jan 18

Pitch day

Shortlisted applicants get the chance to pitch their idea to the EDF Energy Pulse Awards judges.

Watch video: Blue Lab Connected Home and Business Challenge
5 Feb 18

Blue Lab accelerator begins

Blue Lab's 12 week accelerator programme begins:

12 weeks' free desk space at Blue Lab's South coast office
Expert mentoring and coaching
Real consumer insight
Scale up: develop business models and trials with our customers

25 Apr 18

Demo Day

Demo Day will see the finalists from the Pulse Awards present their winning ideas and finalists from Blue Lab’s 12-week accelerator programme pitch for the £30K grand prize. 

27 Apr 18

Blue Lab accelerator ends

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