How to Apply EDF Green Transition Challenge for European and African companies 2023

EDF Green Transition Challenge for European and African companies 2023 | The EDF is calling for innovative startups and entrepreneurs to develop groundbreaking idea about electric energy. Interested person read how to apply below.

  • Your startup has the power to transform the future of CO₂?
  • Participate now and get a chance to join the EDF Pulse Africa program
  • Participants will also have the opportunity to pitch your solution at the AU EU Innovation Festival in Cape Town and win a license to the Accelerator squared program

The EDF a key player in energy transition, Number one group of integrated energy company active in all businesses: generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply and services, optimisation, and trading. EDF Group is to develop its footprint in Africa by assisting countries with high-energy demand, on a selective basis appropriate to each geographical region, and by building sustainable and multi-industry partnerships.


2023 Green Transition Challenge is as follow:

Choose from 3 categories:

  • Low-carbon consumption: Are you designing new models to reconcile the preservation of the planet with economic development? This category is meant for you.
  • Low-carbon production: Are you one of those companies that hybridize technologies or invent new ways of producing or storing electricity? Give your project the power to transform the future and apply.
  • Decarbonising through digital technology: For you, climate equals data? If you are one of those who see digital as a solution and not just a problem, you are in the right place.


  • The Grand Winner will earn a spot in the EDF Pulse Africa program.
  • Invitation to the final event in Cape Town
  • Visibility through EIA main communication channels
  • A License for the Accelerator Squared online platform
  • During the Final Event Ceremony, you will have the opportunity to pitch at a major AU-EU Innovation event in front of EDF top executives and network with key players from the European and African innovation ecosystem.

Final event

The grand final will take place at the annual AU-EU Innovation Event in Cape Town (South Africa), bringing together key actors from the European and African innovation ecosystem. It is a unique opportunity to earn global exposure and seize amazing networking opportunities.

During the event, the 3 finalists will pitch their solution in front of a jury of innovation experts and top management from EDF on 5th of June, 2023.

How to Apply

This challenge is open to European and African companies, Join EDF and transform the future of CO₂ Click here to apply

Application Timeline:

  • Application March 27, 2023 – May 7, 2023 – Answer a few questions & submit your 5–10 slides ppt deck to present your solution.
  • Shortlisting May 8, 2023 – May 14 2023 – Projects will be reviewed and selected by EDF and ENRICH in Africa partners.
  • Final Event June, 15 2023 – The 3 finalists will be invited to pitch at the AU-EU innovation festival in Cape Town.

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