About the Organizer :

EDF group is the world’s leading electricity company and global leader for low-carbon energy production. Particularly well established in Europe, especially France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Belgium, as well as North and South America, the Group covers all businesses spanning the electricity value chain – from generation to distribution and including energy transmission and trading activities – to continuously balance supply and demand.

EDF offers products and advice to help residential customers manage their electricity consumption, to support the energy and financial performance of its business customers, and to help local authorities find sustainable solutions.

EDF Group is invested in Open Innovation and partners with startups since 2009, dedicating its unique resources in 8 countries through the EDF Pulse network.

 Problem Statement:

Let's explore the future of electric mobility:

Our habits are changing and so are the methods of transport that we use. New methods of mobility are emerging in our cities and our countryside, driven by the need to protect the environment and by new trends.
EDF - a leader in low-carbon electricity - through its exploration initiative EDF Pulse Explorer, is calling on you to support this revolution by coming up with solutions to tackle the issues surrounding charging these new electric vehicles.
Innovation comes from everywhere!
Choose one of the four topics to submit your best idea! 
  • Micro-Mobility
  • Location of charging station
  • User Experience
  • Social Network

Things to remember:

Your idea must fulfill at least one of the following three criteria:

  • Have an innovative business model 
  • Use disruptive technology
  • Create an innovative additional service


A range of prizes to be won:

  • 1st Prize: An Electric Bicycle: Each team member will win an electric bike worth €700 or the equivalent in gift certificates
  • 2nd Prize: An Electric Scooter: Each team member will win an electric scooter worth €500 or the equivalent in gift certificates
  • 3rd Prize: A Hoverboard: Each team member will win a hoverboard worth €200 or the equivalent in gift certificates

June 1, 2019 - August 30, 2019


Here’s how to take part in the adventure:

  • Create a team of 2 to 5 students or young graduates – we recommend your team includes people with a range of profiles to maximize your skill set and come up with the best idea
  • You can also join an incomplete team to share your skills and increase your chances of winning
  • Choose a topic and an issue to solve. EDF puts at your disposal resources to help you develop your idea (those resources are available as soon as you participate in the challenge). 
  • As a team, submit a description of your project in five or six slides, in French or in English, before 11:59 pm on 30 August
  • During the Challenge, Participants may upload any documents or other materials (such as texts, presentations, videos, etc.) relating to their project to the Challenge website in response and as a solution to the Sponsor’s Challenge (the “Deliverable”)
  • To be eligible, Deliverables must (i) address the specific issue set out in the Brief, (ii) be in a common digital format, such as, DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, KEY, ODT, MP3, MPEG, MOV, MP4, and (iii) be in English or in French, and in general terms must to comply with these Rules
  • If a Deliverable cannot be downloaded, is not in the right format or is incompatible, illegible, or unintelligible, the Deliverable will be disqualified

 Rules and Guidelines:

  1. To take part in the Challenge, we must have received your completed registration by August 30th at 11h59
  2. To register, the Participant must first have created a user account on the Challenge website and must have truthfully and accurately completed the required information, such as full name, email address, etc
  3. Any registration based on inaccurate, false or incomplete information will result in the Participant’s disqualification. Refusing collection, recording and use of their personal data that is strictly necessary to performing the Challenge will result in the Participant’s disqualification. The participant is solely responsible for the information he/she provides while its registration. Any intentional or non-intentional mistake, anomaly or inconsistency, regarding this information, may result in the Participant’s disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right to proceed all necessary verifications regarding the Participant’s identity, postal and/or email address
  4. Deletion of a Participant’s user account on the Challenge website will be deemed as a withdrawal from the Challenge. In this case, the Participant, regardless of whether the deletion results from the Participant’s personal act or not, will not participate in the Challenge, and will not obtain any compensation
  5. You must also have accepted the Rules as well as the Terms and Conditions of Use and the Privacy Policy, during the creation of your user account and your registration to the Challenge
  6. Registration for and participation in the Challenge is free, with no purchase or payment obligation


  1. Student - Any individual aged eighteen (18) years and/or with full legal capacity, who (i) is currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution or (ii) has recently graduated from a post-secondary institution less than 2 years before the current scholar year, with a student card to prove it. Each Student may only participate once in each Challenge. If the participant is a minor, you must provide authorization signed by a parent or guardian in the name of the minor
  2. All the documents that may confirm the Participant’s eligibility will be required prior to awarding any prizes (e.g. identity document, student card, etc.)
  3. This Challenge is not open to: employees and representatives of the Sponsor and Agorize and the members of their families

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