Green Transition Challenge

Open up new horizons for carbon neutrality.

This challenge is open to European and African companies


Let's transform the future of CO₂ !

Join us in the fight against carbon consumption and be part of the solution - your groundbreaking ideas can help create a more sustainable future for both Africa and Europe.

EDF is calling for innovative startups and entrepreneurs to develop groundbreaking idea about electric energy. Your startup has the power to transform the future of CO?

Participate now and get a chance to join the EDF Pulse Africa program!

You 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!

 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.


  • Application

    March 27, 2023 - May 8, 2023

    Answer a few questions & submit your 5–10 slides ppt deck to present your solution.

  • Shortlisting

    May 9, 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.


Opportunities and Incentives


Convince EDF and start experimenting together! 


Finalist prizes include:

  • The Grand Winner will earn a spot in the EDF Pulse Africa program.
As well as:
  • 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 EDF executives.

Date: 15th of June 2023
in Cape Town, South Africa

ENRICH in Africa This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101004709. This document reflects only the author’s view, and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.