EDF Russia with La French Tech at Skolkovo

Foued K
3 min readJun 8, 2018


  • - EDF Russia — the largest French energy company — stregnthen its partnership with La French Tech Moscow
  • - 4 start-up of the Energy cluster of Skolkovo introduced their innovation to Valéry Prunier — Innovation Director Europe and Middle East

EDF Russia, the local rep-office of France’s largest state owned energy company, has been one of the most supporting partner of La French Tech Moscow* since its launch in 2016 and as well, one of the first corporate to launch an open innovation program in Russia according to Nathalie Sadowski — EDF Open innovation analyst: “EDF has been one the first corporate to launch an open innovation program in Russia. More and more, we are convinced that it’s a strategic way to develop new solutions, in order to support sustainable development and reduce СО2 emissions globally”.

Today EDF, focuses on energy efficiency at industrial and urban sites and new methods for generating and consuming electricity, smart grids and smart cities, electricity storage and energy efficient electric transport. The open innovation activities are also a hot topic of the French leader, and that is why Valéry Prunier, Innovation Director Europe and Middle East attended this year to Skolkvo Start-up Village.

On Friday 1st of June, a “EDF breakfast” was organised on the stand of La French Tech. 4 start-up of Skolkovo Energy Cluster has the opportunity to pitch their innovation to Valéry Prunier and Gonzague Flusch — Project manager. Both of them made a presentation about EDF Open Innovation program and Smart city solutions.

The 4 start-up of Skolkovo who made a pitch : WATTS DECK, I-TOR, RF-SAW and ECO LIGHT

*La French Tech Moscow refers to all the people working for or with French startups in Russia or abroad. This ecosystem is made up of start-up, obviously, but also investors, engineers, designers, developers, associations, bloggers, media, big companies, and government agencies.

Originally published at FTT Russie.