RALEIGH, NC (March 2, 2023) — InnovationForce, the first SaaS company to accelerate the process of innovating by measuring performance and team collaboration, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023.
This year’s list highlights the businesses at the forefront of their respective industries, paving the way for the innovations of tomorrow. These companies are setting the standard with some of the greatest accomplishments of the modern world. In addition to the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, 540 organizations are recognized across 54 sectors and regions.
“Our mission is to create a SaaS platform where the world comes together to innovate faster, and where innovators working together can change the world,” said Kim Getgen, CEO and Founder, InnovationForce. “Because we are in the business of innovation, being included on this list with the most innovative companies in the world–companies that we deeply admire–is both a thrilling and humbling experience.”
InnovationForce is on a mission to create a standardized workforce automation platform that democratizes the process of innovation so that it can be more inclusive and drive higher levels of collaboration and performance across the entire innovator ecosystem. By measuring innovation, organizations can see–for the first time–what is preventing progress and can support teams to drive higher levels of performance, in real-time. The goal is to empower every person working inside their organization to innovate by equipping them with the ability to participate in a trusted, standardized process they can understand and support teams to complete the process and capture the learnings – the true value of innovation.
Founded by innovation managers in the utility space, the team is initially focused on the energy industry to support utilities in their ambitious efforts to meet 2030 decarbonization mandates and transition to renewable energy portfolios. In 2022, InnovationForce delivered its first product to Portland General Electric (PGE) that included a use case library, automated workflow and dashboards to measure innovation tasks targeted to be completed in 90-day sprints. As a result, PGE rapidly discovered new technologies that had the potential to save $340 million; savings that will now be used to enhance its decarbonization strategy.
Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out the companies making the biggest strides around the globe. They also judged nominations received through their application process.
The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides a firsthand look at the inspiring and innovative efforts of companies across all sectors of the economy.
“What a strange and thrilling year it has been to honor this year’s Most Innovative Companies.
This year’s list compiles some of the most cutting-edge groundbreakers who are changing our world every single day, from legacy organizations like McDonald’s to upstarts like MrBeast and institutions such as NASA. Everyone on this list does something completely, uniquely different, yet, they all have one thing in common: innovation,” said Fast Company editor-in-chief Brendan Vaughan.
Fast Company will host its third annual Most Innovative Companies Summit on April 19 and 20. The virtual summit celebrates the Most Innovative Companies in business, and provides an inside look at cutting-edge business trends and what it takes to innovate in 2023. Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2023) is available online here, as well as in-app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning March 14. The hashtag is #FCMostInnovative.
InnovationForce™ is simplifying the often complicated innovation process with a revolutionary technology platform that helps enterprises innovate faster while reducing the number of hours per person. Through the use of our patent-pending Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology platform, innovator ecosystems can leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to innovate faster by bringing in the right people at the right time to scale innovation rapidly. With this data, innovation workflows can be measured through dashboards that optimize team performance. Our mission is to automate the innovation process for industries solving the world's most complex energy, defense, and logistics problems. InnovationForce was named a “Most Innovative Company of 2023” by Fast Company; learn more at InnovationForce.io.
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