NEW YORK, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edison Awards, celebrating 30 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced that Understory was voted a Silver Winner for innovation at the April 20th event in New York City.
Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.
"Our judges recognized Understory as a true innovator out of the many products in its category," said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.
"We are thrilled to be recognized alongside Cloudera and the City of Kansas City, MO for Connected Collaboration," commented Alex Kubicek, Understory's CEO. "This is a testament to the innovation of our localized understanding of weather risks and the value it brings to multiple markets."
The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.
About Understory, Inc.
Understory is a weather network and analytics company that provides dense surface observations generated by their proprietary weather stations. This granular weather data has applications across many markets, including insurance and agriculture. The information collected by Understory is analyzed to create real-time datasets, views, and actionable information from historical and current weather events to provide better insight and early detection of risks. For more information, visit www.understoryweather.com.
About the Edison Awards™
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
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