EDF and Afrobytes built a strategic partnership for the second edition of EDF PULSE AFRICA PRIZE.

EDF is the leading producer, and supplier of electricity in France and Europe.
The EDF Pulse Africa Prize 2018 aims to support the most promising innovations on the African continent to meet Africa's current energy challenges and contribute to its economic development.

Supporting African innovators committed to building innovative solutions in energy

3 prizes for the best innovative solutions and services


3 prizes for the best innovative projects:

  • Off-grid electricity production
  • Electricity services and usages
  • Water access

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Creating innovation stakeholders engagement with EDF


During the 2018 Afrobytes Marketplace edition, we organized a workshop dedicated to innovation to connect EDF with Tech Hubs, Companies, and Startups coming from all over Africa.

All participants were able to know more about the EDF Pulse Africa Awards and discuss cutting-edge technologies such as Blockchain or AI applied to energy sectors.

+400 applicants from +35 countries


As a result, Afrobytes connected EDF to a whole ecosystem of startups that will strengthen the group’s partnership strategy all across the continent.

Participating start-ups will benefit from advice and support from EDF Group partners.

A committee of experts will select the ten most innovative projects. The Grand Jury will award three prizes during the Awards ceremony on November 22, 2018, in Paris.

Let's team up to accelerate your strategy in Africa

EDF Pulse Africa Workshop


We believe the best way the world works is everybody in and nobody out.

Since the beginning, our goal has been to be the bridge between the African tech industry and other international tech communities.

We are building a new tech ecosystem.
And we want you to be part of it.

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Professor of Economics at INSEAD