Atrevida Science Awarded U.S. Air Force Contract to Design and Build Test Setup for Morphing Blade Capability
Innovator of Active Morphing Blade™ technology will develop solutions for experimental investigation of the Air Force’s airfoil and wing designs
Buffalo, NY, May 1, 2021 — Atrevida Science, a Clean Tech startup creating advanced wind turbine blade innovations received a DoD Phase I STTR AFWERX contract. Atrevida is developing dual-use blade morphing technology and introducing next generation designs for aerostructures such as wind turbine blades, wings, and tiltrotor/helicopter blades.
Atrevida Science, a spin out from the University at Buffalo’s Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships office, is innovating new wind turbine blade designs that automatically adjust to wind conditions. This greatly improves the effectiveness of wind turbines, generating more clean energy to power homes, and more efficient designs reducing installation and maintenance costs over the life of the turbine.
Atrevida Science has received more than $325K in funding from DoD Air Force Phase I and II STTRs, Empire State Development Fund, and NSF I-Corps grants. They are working with industry wind turbine blade and advanced manufacturing partners on research agreements. They are a 2020 Cleantech Open Regional finalist and 2020 Global Forum presenter, and a finalist in the 2020 University at Buffalo’s School of Management Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition. As a result of these programs, Atrevida has been approached by a growing number of industry experts and investors to drive commercialization of their technology. They are actively meeting with OEMs and engaging with them to bring this critical innovation to market.
About Atrevida Science
Atrevida Science boldly drives down the cost of energy with real-time blade optimization. It is developing wind turbine blades that automatically adjust to wind conditions. These Active Morphing Blades™ (AMB™) harness more wind energy, powering more homes and delivering greater profitability than current rigid blade designs.