See where O-Wind has come from, and where we are going!
Nicolas Orellana enters a competition held by NASA for an alternative design for the Mars Rover. He explores the option of a wind-driven ball to cover the surface of the red planet.
The initial concept is redesigned as an omni-directional wind turbine. This goes on to win both the National and International James Dyson Award.
Winning the award recognised the concept and the potential O-Wind can have in generating power from the untapped source of urban winds.
O-Innovations is founded, with the sole goal of commercialising and developing the O-Wind technology Its initial focus is on understanding the omni-directional technology through CFD analysis.
The O-Wind technology is granted an innovation patent and is extended to 22 countries via the PCT.
Participation in one of the top 10 business accelerators in the world, allowing for further CFD analysis of the turbine and the offer of a proposed pilot with Santiago Airport.
Participation on the UK's leading hardware accelerator, assiting in the formation of a prototype and wind tunnel testing whilst developing the commercial side of O-Innovations
We have recently been awarded an Innovate UK grant which will help take O-Wind into the next phase of optimisation
After refining the design, we plan to install strategic pilots in our target markets of urban areas and airports.