Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars winner provides a collaborative way of creating new products and services
With a dedicated team of 20 people sourcing start-up collaborations in Europe, Asia and North America, energy company EDF offers young companies mentoring, resources, exposure, marketing support, and more.
A key part of this is EDF Pulse Awards, an innovative competition with a €300,000 prize, open to European start-ups working in the following areas: ‘smart home’, ‘low carbon city’ and ‘e-health’.
EDF invests in and benefits from the work of start-ups, while helping them to gain greater visibility. For example, 2014 EDF Pulse winner, Echy, created a product that enables the sun to light a windowless room – something that EDF is supporting in 2016.
Image courtesy of SVC2UK CEO Summit 2015.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 644104.