Inna Braverman Profile

  • Braverman is the co-founder and visionary behind Eco Wave Power, a green energy company that harnesses the power of sea and ocean waves and cleanly converts it to electricity.

  • Braverman designed, developed, and opened the first commercially viable wave energy plant in Gibralter, providing 15% of the country's electricity.

  • Braverman has been ranked among's 100 most influential people, an honor she shares with well-known names like Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.

  • As a speaker, Braverman provides a passionate and easy-to-understand look at the potential of wave energy as well as inspiring advice for female entrepreneurs.
  • Green energy pioneer and inspiring entrepreneur, Inna Braverman is the inventor and co-founder of Eco Wave Power, which opened Europe’s first commercial scale wave power plant in Gibralter. Ranked on’s 100 most influential people, a list she shares with billionaire heavyweights, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, Braverman opened her first power plant in Jaffa, Israel, when she was just 26-years-old.

    Born in Ukraine two weeks before the Chernobyl disaster, Braverman nearly died as an infant from respiratory arrest triggered by the contaminated air that lingered after the nuclear meltdown. Braverman’s family relocated to a port city in Israel where she spent her childhood studying the ebb and flow of the sea. Shortly after graduating from the Haifa University, she met Canadian surfer and businessman, David Leb who was also interested in the possibility of harnessing energy from waves and the two cofounded Eco Wave Power in 2011.

    Braverman’s start-up efforts came at an extremely unfavorable time for wave power. Due to the numerous failures and costly losses previous wave power ventures had suffered, Eco Wave Power had to convince investors that they could invent a system that would be viable and reliable. Braverman spent a year and a half designing and developing the technology while also raising funds, but her passion and belief in the importance of her work enabled her to persevere.

    Today Eco Wave Power is supplying 15% of Gibralter’s electricity. As of 2017 they also operate plants in China, Mexico, Israel, Chile, and India. Braverman and the company have been the recipients of several accolades including the Frost and Sullivan Award, the Erasmus Business Award, and the Energy Globe Award by UNEP and Unesco. Braverman has been profiled by CNN and WIRED. She has spoken at TED events, several summits on climate change and alternative energy, and conferences regarding women in business. She is the only women sitting on the TC114 Committee for Marine Energy in IEC.

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      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 recently chosen as one of the 100 most influential individuals in the world by (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 selected by Smithsonian Magazine as one of eight young innovators with ingenious ideas for the future of energy and featured in WIRED Magazine for her accomplishments and contributions in the wave technology field. She was also featured in Sanjay Gupta’s “Tomorrow’s Hero” in CNN for her impressive work in the wave energy field.

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    Inna Braverman's Speech Descriptions

    Green energy entrepreneur Inna Braverman delivers passionate, inspiring, and informative talks on the untapped potential of ocean wave energy and her own experiences as a young female entrepreneur navigating a male-dominated industry. The founder of Eco Wave Power and the world’s first commercially viable wave plant, Braverman explains in plain English how her power plants harness energy from ocean and sea waves to produce accessible clean electricity, and the advantages this technology holds in comparison to more established forms of alternative energy such as solar and wind.

    Her personal story – which started just 200 miles from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster – provides a real-life look at the obstacles that women entrepreneurs face and what they can do to overcome them.

    Climate Change, Sustainability & wave energy
    Building for growing energy needs of masses and increasing their environmental consciousness is a topic tackled by Inna Braverman, the founder of Eco Wave Power, a company developing EWP wave energy devices.

    Changing the World One Wave at a Time:
    Inna's Personal journey towards the commercialization of a completely untapped market of Wave Energy
    Inna’s enthusiasm to the field grew as it became evident that no wave energy company in the world, to date, was able to develop a commercially viable technology. She was intrigued by the ongoing “race” between the companies for being the first ones to harness cost-efficient wave energy. Therefore, she founded Eco Wave Power, which holds the most advanced wave energy technology.

    Wave Energy Poker

    Inna did not have the funds & the contacts or the experience to establish Eco Wave Power. Many people with this type of starting hand, would fold.
    Inna Braverman, Co-Founder of Eco Wave Power, explains how she kept playing even when the odds were against her to build a successful wave energy company.

    Female entrepreneurship
    Inna's experience as a female in a mostly male dominated industry (the energy industry) & her advice to future female entrepreneurs.

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