Application deadline for the 2nd edition of the EDF Pulse innovation award in Brazil is extended

Rio de Janeiro, January 8th, 2021 – The EDF Group has extended the registration deadline for the 2nd Edition of the EDF Pulse Brasil Award until January 29th, which must be done through the website pulse-brazil EDF Pulse Brasil 2021 will recognize innovative projects by small companies and national startups that contribute to the challenges of cities and industries and offer two prizes of R$ 20 thousand, one for each category – Smart City and Smart Factory. Each winner will be able to present their initiative to the teams of EDF Pulse Croissance, the investment fund and incubator of the EDF Group. In addition, if any innovation is of interest to the companies of the EDF Group in Brazil, there will be the possibility of establishing a partnership for the development of the project. The award ceremony will be held in a 100% digital event, in March 2021.

A global leader in low carbon energy, the EDF Group has promoted the Pulse Award since 2014, with editions in France, Italy, India, the United Kingdom and Africa. In Brazil, the award is the result from a partnership between the main companies of the Group in the country: Citelum, EDF Norte Fluminense, EDF Renewables and Framatome.


Registration: until January 29th, 2021 through the website 

The following can apply: small companies and startups domiciled in Brazil and composed of a maximum of 30 employees, who can have a partnership with companies of up to 500 people.

Categories: a) Smart City (R$ 20 thousand): innovations that transform cities and territories to face demographic and environmental challenges and b) Smart Factory (R$ 20 thousand): initiatives aimed at accelerating the convergence between industrial means and processes and digital technologies for greater efficiency and new gains in consumption optimization.

About the EDF Group:

A key player in the energy transition, the EDF Group is an integrated electricity company, active in all business areas: generation, transmission, distribution, supply and sale and energy services. A global leader in low carbon energy, the Group has developed a diversified generation mix based on nuclear, hydroelectric, new renewable energies and thermal energy. The Group supplies energy and services to around 38.9 million customers[1], of which 28.8 million are in France. The Group generated consolidated sales of €71 billion in 2019. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

About Citelum:

Citelum, through its experience in the management of public and private lighting, develops custom-made projects for different solutions in the use of energy. An integral part of the Citelum Group, belonging to the EDF Group, it is a pioneer in the provision of urban lighting services and is based on innovative and sustainable technologies. Operating in the Brazilian market since 1999, the company is a reference in quality of service, security and solutions for increasingly smart cities, thinking about light strategically, promoting public safety, valuing cultural heritage and promoting the improvement of the local economy. More than 1000 cities around the world rely on lighting management services and connected services provided by Citelum, benefiting more than 30 million people. In Brazil, it operates in 22 cities, in 9 states, impacting the lives of more than 8 million users.

About EDF Norte Fluminense:

EDF Norte Fluminense is one of the main assets in Brazil of the French group Electricité de France – EDF, one of the largest electricity generators in the world, present on five continents and champion in growth with low carbon emissions. In operation since 2004, the company is a development platform for the EDF Group’s thermal and hydroelectric generation businesses in Brazil. With efficient management, modern governance and a consolidated structure, the company assumed an important role in the face of the goals and ambitions of the EDF Group in the country. The knowledge, ability to innovate and the commitment of its teams are the foundations of the performance of the Group’s companies, which offer competitive solutions, combining economic development and preservation of the environment.

About EDF Renewables:

EDF Renewables is a leading international renewable energy company, with a gross installed capacity of 13.2 GW worldwide. Its development is mainly focused on wind and solar photovoltaic energy. EDF Renewables primarily operates in Europe and North America, but continues to grow as it moves to promising emerging regions such as Brazil, China, India, South Africa and the Middle East. The company has strong positions in offshore wind energy, but also in other areas of the renewable energy industry such as distributed energy and energy storage. EDF Renewables develops, builds, operates and maintains renewable energy projects, both for itself and for third parties. Most of its international subsidiaries are branded EDF Renewables. EDF Renewables is the subsidiary of the EDF Group specializing in the development of solar and wind energy. In Brazil since 2015, EDF Renewables Brasil is among the country’s leaders in the renewable energy sector, totaling more than 1GW in solar and wind energy projects installed or under construction in Minas Gerais and Bahia.

About Framatome:

Framatome is one of the world’s leading players in the nuclear energy sector, recognized for its innovative solutions and technologies with high added value for the design, construction, maintenance and services in the nuclear sector worldwide. Framatome designs, manufactures and installs components, fuels and instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants and offers a complete range of services and solutions for reactors of all technologies. With more than 14,000 employees globally, every day Framatome helps its customers to increase the safety and performance of their nuclear plants and to achieve their economic and social objectives. The shareholders of  Framatome are the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI – 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).

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[1] Customers were counted at the end of 2019 by delivery location; a customer can have two delivery points: one for electricity and one for gas.