From zero to something
How a portuguese robotics company was born
In 2015, André Moura was drawn to the idea that in order for renewable energy to become competitive with carbon-intensive energy sources, they needed to become more cost-effective. Shifting from his career as a marine biologist into entrepreneurship, André began a journey which would take him from ideation to commercialization of an autonomous drone inspection solution for wind turbine blades, an important contribution to delivering data-driven decision-making to the wind industry. To date the company has inspected over 12000 blades in 16 countries and is at the forefront of the industry.
In this seminar, André Moura, CEO & Founder of BladeInsight, will share his entrepreneurial journey, from coming up with an idea, to founding a start-up in the wind industry and, today, managing a global tech company focused on bringing down the cost of wind energy for good.
André Moura is the CEO & Founder of BladeInsight, a technology company in the wind industry focused on delivering tailored solutions to optimize O&M for the full lifecycle of wind turbine blades. With a background in marine renewable energy, André was involved in the testing, deployment, and assessment of innovative technologies and coordinating several research grants. Rooted in this experience in innovation management and his passion to contribute to renewable energy, in 2015, André founded BladeInsight (named Prodrone until mid 2020), taking the company from ideation to commercialization. In his free time, André is a keen sailor and surfer.