Sabrina Maria Malpede (Woman Leadership Award)

Nominated by 

EIT InnoEnergy

EIT Community connection

Sabrina is the Managing Director of ACT Blade Ltd, which was awarded an EIT InnoEnergy innovation project grant in 2018 to develop the first full scale ACT blade. In addition to testing operating conditions the grant was dedicated to developing and implementing the strategy to bring the new technology to market.

ACT Blade also took part in EIT InnoEnergy's Business Booster event (virtual in 2020 and in Berlin in 2021).

Leadership and Impact

Sabrina is the co-founder and Managing Director of ACT Blade Ltd, which develops the lightest, most controllable, and sustainable wind turbine blade in the market. ACR Blade is a big technological step forward in the ability to harness wind power and exploit the aeroelastic science and expertise. The innovation was developed by Sabrina during her doctorate studies at the University of Glasgow and has already been employed in the sail design for racing yachts competing in the America's Cup.