Published on 21 July 2017
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Startups EnergySquare and K-Ryole are among the 12 finalists of the EDF Pulse Awards, selected from more than 500 projects. What else makes them special? They both began life in the Université Paris-Saclay ecosystem. Show them your support by voting before September 15.

             EDF Pulse Awards: a springboard for startups inventing the future

Every year, the EDF Pulse Awards put the spotlight on talented young entrepreneurs innovating to advance society by inventing our electric future. Projects come under one of the following categories: Smart Home, Smart City, Smart Business or Smart Health.

This year, five prizes are up for grabs:

  • A Grand Jury Prize of 60,000 euros for each category, awarded by a panel of experts and public figures.
  • A People's Choice Prize of 100,000 euros awarded following the online voting campaign.

All winning projects will also benefit from a communications campaign.

This year, two startups from Université Paris-Saclay are still in the running. Now is your chance to support them!

             EnergySquare has invented a fast, wireless and universal charging system

Energysquare is developing a new generation of wireless chargers that lets you recharge all your devices at once on an ultraslim pad. This is made possible by an innovative conduction charging technology developed by Daniel Lollo and Timothée Le Quesne, both graduates of Télécom ParisTech. Their goal: to become the new standard for charging all electronic devices.

Supported by Université Paris-Saclay when they were just getting started through the Student Entrepreneur certificate (D2E), they were selected for Challenge Startup in 2015 and got a taste of Silicon Valley on an immersion trip.

“Support from D2E and Challenge Startup helped us meet a lot of people from the Université Paris-Saclay ecosystem (mentors, founders of successful startups, investors, etc.), and gave us access to training on business creation and frequent contact with Université Paris-Saclay faculty, who helped us develop our technology and our company.” Timothée Le Quesne

             With K-Ryole, transport up to 250kg with a bike, effortlessly

K-Ryole is an electric bicycle trailer that, once hooked up, automatically and intelligently adapts its speed to the bike, making it possible for any bike to transport up to 250kg effortlessly. K-Ryole paves the way to a peaceful city where deliveries, breakdown assistance, shopping, maintenance of green spaces, garbage collection, and even removals can be done without noise, pollution or traffic jams—and no worries about parking!

Founded in 2016 by Nicolas Duvaut and Gilles Vallier, both 2011 Supélec graduates, K-Ryole was supported by the CentraleSupelec incubator. K-Ryole won awards in Techinnov's Startup Challenge in 2016, the Paris City Council's Grands Prix de l'Innovation in 2016 and the BPI I-Lab competition in 2017.

“Without the assistance of the CentraleSupelec incubator in the first year, we would never have got off the ground!” Gilles Vallier

             Your vote can make the difference

Until September 2017, your vote could help win EnergySquare or K-Ryole €100,000 to develop their projects. So what are you waiting for? Give them your vote!