Supporting innovative entrepreneurs, key players in energy development
In order to involve Africa, a continent in the midst of a technological boom and a reservoir of talent, in EDF's Africa strategy, EDF Pulse Africa was created in 2017 on the model of the EDF Pulse Awards, with 3 major objectives.
Off-Grid electricity generation
Identify potential partners by discovering African technological start-ups in the off-grid sector.
Electrical uses and services
Develop our own innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa by partnering with local entrepreneurs to develop more innovative and affordable products and services.
Access to water
Increasing the visibility of the Group's activities in French and English-speaking Africa to attract the best talents and thus make EDF Pulse Africa a strong lever for EDF's strategy in Africa.
The first 4 editions of EDF Pulse Africa
start-ups supported in Africa
Pulse Africa Tour 2021: the Cameroon stage
In November 2021, the final stage of the EDF Pulse Africa Tour for Cameroon took place. Naomie Dinamona (Clever Electric Tech Company) was chosen to represent Cameroon at the grand final of the EDF Pulse Africa innovation competition. She won 2nd place in the 2021 EDF Pulse Africa awards. Her energy efficiency solution, accessible on smartphones and many other mobile devices, makes it possible to manage electricity consumption by remotely turning off a switch, an air conditioner or any other appliance left on by mistake.
In November 2021, the final stage of the EDF Pulse Africa Tour for Cameroon took place. Naomie Dinamona was chosen to represent Cameroon at the grand final of the EDF Pulse Africa innovation competition.
The 2019 EDF Pulse Africa awards
Triomphant Tchulang, "Favorite prize" in 2019, thanks to his start-up Clean Energy Services, which commercialises Off-Grid electricity production solutions designed to power freezers and refrigerators in isolated locations with solar energy.