Technology entrepreneur, Inna Braverman founded Eco Wave Power in 2011, at the age of 24, and was recently chosen as one of the 100 most influential individuals in the world by medium.com (along with Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and others). Under her leadership, Eco Wave Power installed the first grid connected wave energy array in Gibraltar. She is also responsible for securing the significant projects pipeline for the company.
For Inna, clean electricity is a very personal journey, as she was born two weeks after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and suffered respiratory arrest due to the pollution in the region. She got a second chance in life and decided to devote it to mitigating pollution. Inna has given three TEDx speeches and her personal journey as a female entrepreneur was documented in a virtual reality film by Google, under the name “Female Planet”. She was also featured in Sanjay Gupta’s “Tomorrow’s Hero” in CNN for her impressive work in the wave energy field and for spurring the commercialization of wave energy, which could transform the world’s energy mix and help win the global fight against climate change. Some of her notable awards include:
- “100 Makers and Mavericks” by Medium.com
- Wired’s list of “Females Changing the World.”
- “Eight young innovators with ingenious ideas for the future of energy” by Smithsonian Magazine
- "The“30 most influential women in the world” by MSN.com
- The 2019 Momentum for Change winner
- Women4Climate tech challenge by C40