Blue Lab, the EDF Energy innovation accelerator

We’re here to make ideas and innovations come to life. If you have an idea - big, small or simple - one that could help shape the future of better energy, we’d love to hear from you.

Making energy better for the UK, our customers and our people

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We work collaboratively to accelerate start-ups, internal teams, universities and consumers to develop and shape ideas into a reality by offering access to industry expertise, customer insight, mentoring, coaching and potential opportunity to test and validate products with our customers.

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Connect with Blue Lab

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To get in touch with the team at Blue Lab contact talktous@bluelab.034cq.cn.

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Meet the Blue Lab leadership team

Jean-Benoit Ritz

Director of Innovation and Blue Lab

Jean-Benoit is an innovator at heart, setting up and developing the EDF Energy R&D UK Centre prior to leading on innovation for EDF Energy’s Customers Business in the UK.

John Hutchins

Head of Smarter Living

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