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Presentation of the 2015

EDF Pulse Awards

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WINNERS OF THE 2014 AWARDS: A FEW QUOTES

With this prize money,

were going to take on two

PhD students

The credibility that EDF

brings to our project

enables us to attract young

talents

An extraordinary

increase in visibility

500k raised in

funds thanks to

EDF Pulse

R. Bouchet, SIEL

Science and Electricity

award 2014

A. Boulanger, Wandercraft

Electricity and smart

living award 2014

F. Longa, Echy

Electricity and smart

living award 2014

Lots of potential resellers

and clients have contacted

us

R. Pikner, Stigo Electricity and smart

living award 2014

F. Longa, Echy

Electricity and smart

living award 2014

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TO GIVE YOUR PROJECT

SOME MOMENTUM IN 2015

A follow-up prize money

EDF support

Major public advertising

campaign

100k for each award winner.

Additional credibility for your project vis--vis your investors, prospective customers

and partners.

Significant increase in awareness at a key moment in the run-up to launching your

innovation.

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THREE EDF PULSE AWARDS IN 2015 ACROSS EUROPE

International jury

led by the CEO of EDF

Health & electricity

Science & electricity Theme: energy storage

Start-ups Labs/start-ups

Smart living & electricity (mobility, smart home, smart

building, sustainable cities )

Public vote

Three award winners 100k per prize, advertising campaign,

project support

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Smart living & electricity

category

dition premire

Health & electricity

category

Science & electricity

category

This EDF Pulse award will be

given to a project that is

developing an innovative

product or service, designed

to improve the everyday life

of individuals and/or

communities.

especially in the fields of

mobility, smart home,

smart building or

sustainable cities.

THREE EDF PULSE AWARDS

Go to www.pulse.edf.com to see all the entrants for the 2014 awards

http://pulse.edf.com/fr/btolib-le-bateau-pour-toushttp://pulse.edf.com/fr/avec-ecolumiere-les-led-gerent-les-economies-elles-memeshttp://pulse.edf.com/fr/seat-e-de-lenergie-et-du-wifi-sur-les-bancs-publicshttp://pulse.edf.com/fr/q-rad-le-radiateur-numerique-fort-en-calculhttp://www.pulse.edf.com/

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Smart living and electricity

category

Health & electricity

category

Science & electricity

category

This EDF Pulse award will be

given to an innovation that is

being developed with the aim

of improving our health and

well-being at all stages of

life.

especially in the fields of

new smart technology in

medicine, interconnected

health services, etc.

THREE EDF PULSE AWARDS

Go to www.pulse.edf.com to see all the entrants for the 2014 awards

http://pulse.edf.com/fr/bleepbleeps-les-meilleurs-amis-des-parentshttp://pulse.edf.com/fr/rudy-inf-robotics-innovation-new-frontier-robotics-2http://pulse.edf.com/fr/kinefroid-la-cryogenie-facilehttp://pulse.edf.com/fr/medarec-medical-data-recorder-2http://www.pulse.edf.com/

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Smart living & electricity

category

Health & electricity

category

Science & electricity

category

This EDF Pulse award will

be given to researchers at a

public research laboratory or

a seed-stage start-up that is

linked to a research

laboratory.

in the field of energy

storage.

THREE EDF PULSE AWARDS

Go to www.pulse.edf.com to see all the entrants for the 2014 awards

http://pulse.edf.com/fr/des-super-condensateurs-pour-des-batteries-super-puissanteshttp://pulse.edf.com/fr/peinture-permettant-le-stockage-de-lelectricitehttp://www.pulse.edf.com/

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ELIGIBILITY

Small businesses founded before the end of 2014, or a public research laboratory

Based in Europe

Backed by an expert or an innovation organization

Able to demonstrate an innovation that uses electricity and fits within one of the

three award categories

For the Smart living & electricity and Health & electricity categories:

a mock-up, if not a prototype, has already been produced,

and the project is near the market launch phase.

For the Science & electricity category: educational material is available.

Full application submitted by the closing date*

*Entries will no longer be counted once the 100th project has been submitted, or after 30/11/2014.

(cf. Terms and conditions for the EDF Pulse Awards 2015)

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APPLICATION PROCESS

First come, first served ! Only 100 projects will be shorlisted

To be amongst the first projects submitted, visit our pre-application

website : http://edfpulse.fabernovel.com/

Its quick and easy: just submit a presentation of your project and answer a few

simple questions to check if your project is eligible.

The date your pre-application is received will be taken into account when

determining your position on the list.

If your pre-application is accepted, you will then need to fill in a form on the

main application website.

The main application website will be open to all from the end of

September, at www.pulse.edf.com, under the EDF Pulse awards

section.

http://edfpulse.fabernovel.com/http://www.pulse.edf.com/

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SELECTION PROCESS

Projects will go through a multi-stage selection process:

Once an application is received: examined by a selection committee, who will decide whether to

include it in the final shortlist of 100 projects.

During the pre-selection stage: additional analysis of the shortlist. 30 candidates interviewed and

12 nominees selected.

On the jury day: presentations by the 12 nominees, and six finalists chosen (two per category).

During the voting stage: the general public will choose the three award winners.

Applications received

Examined by the selection committee

100 projects shortlisted

Top 30 selected by the selection committee

30 interviews

Top 12 selected by the selection committee

12 nominees

Jury

6 finalists

Public vote

3 award winners

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SELECTION CRITERIA

Ease of understanding the innovation

Scope for progress at individual and/or community levels

Originality and distinctiveness of the innovation

Financial viability of the project (potential market, business model )

Quality of the team

Clear, accurate and concise application

Expected impact of the EDF Pulse Awards on the project

Interest among visitors to website*

*The 30 preselected projects will be featured in articles on www.pulse.edf.com, and comments by website visitors will be taken into account.

http://www.pulse.edf.com/

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BROAD COMMUNICATION PROGRAMME

For the 100 shortlisted projects

Published on www.pulse.edf.com

For the 30 projects selected from the shortlist Article on www.pulse.edf.com (3 million visitors)

For the six finalists: Public advertising campaign inviting people to vote (260,000 votes during the 2014 awards)

For the three award winners Awards ceremony headed by CEO of EDF

+ Communication campaign

+ Invited by EDF to a number of events throughout 2015

http://www.pulse.edf.com/http://www.pulse.edf.com/

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2015

1 July 30 November

(at the latest)* December February March April May/June

2014

OVERALL TIMING

* Entries no longer assessed once the 100th project has

been accepted

JURY

Advertising

campaign

featuring the

six finalists

VOTES

APPLICATIONS

SUBMITTED

& 100 projects shortlisted Communication on

www.pulse.edf.com

ANALYSIS OF 100 PROJECTS AND

PRESELECTION Awards given to

three winners

Campaign

promoting three

winners

ANNEXE 1 :

LA PAROLE AUX

LAURATS DE

LA 1RE DITION

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A few QUOTES:

Mobilization of the team: The EDF Pulse award really helped us to

rally the team during the process, especially during the voting

campaign

Recruitment: The EDF Pulse award helped to increase awareness of

the project and to get young talents interested in joining Wandercraft

and contributing to the project

New R&D partnerships: Weve received proposals from doctors

working in physical and rehabilitation medicine who are going to help

us build our second prototype

Contacts with prospective customers: A number of potential users

have been in touch with us to express the