Inna
Braverman

Project: Eco Wave Power

Technology entrepreneur, Inna Braverman is using the power of the waves to create clean electricity. 

Inna Braverman founded Eco Wave Power in 2011, at the age of 24, and she 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). With her leadership, Eco Wave Power installed the first commercial-scale wave energy array in Gibraltar, where Eco Wave Power is selling electricity to Gibraltar’s Electric Authority through a commercial scale Power Purchase Agreement. She is also responsible for securing 130MW of projects pipe-line for the company. For Inna, clean electricity is a very personal journey, as she was born 2 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 did 2 TEDx speeches (in Israel and Germany) and her personal journey as a female entrepreneur was documented in a virtual reality film by Google, under the name "female planet". She holds a BA in Political Science and English Language and Literature from Haifa University, and is one of the only women sitting on the TC114 Committee for Marine Energy in IEC, which sets international standards for all electric technologies. She was also featured in Sanjay Gupta's "Tomorrow's Hero" in CNN for her impressive work in the wave energy field.

Awards
• 100 makers and mavericks by Medium.com
• Wired’s list of Females Changing the World
• Best Woman-Owned Renewable Energy Company in Israel by CV Magazine
• Eight young innovators with ingenious ideas for the future of energy by Smithsonian Magazine
• The 10 most influential women of the 21st century