Helsinki, Finland, January 19, 2015
Sharper Shape, the world leading supplier of drone (UAV) based automated asset management services has won the prestigious Quality Innovation of the Year award in the micro company category for Next Eagle – the solution for automated inspection of infrastructure assets using unmanned aerial systems.
The international competition organized by Laatukeskus Excellence Finland together with Tekes and Deloitte was hold for the eight time with participants from Sweden, Latvia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Israel, Kazakhstan, and Finland.
Hundreds of organizations from different sectors all around the world had applied for the Quality Innovation of the Year Competition for neutral evaluation and recognition of their innovation processes. The criteria for selecting the winners included novelty, commercial applicability, learning, customer and society orientation, efficiency and effectiveness.
The award ceremony was held in Budapest, Hungary on January 19, 2015 where the winners received the certificates signed by the President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö.
“This certificate is a powerful symbol of recognition and encourages us to continue our effort to develop the leading technologies in the field of automated asset inspection”, said Tero Heinonen, the founder of Sharper Shape.
About Sharper Shape
Sharper Shape (www.sharpershape.com) is the world-leading supplier of UAV based asset management solutions for utilities. Sharper Shape provides fully automated inspection and maintenance planning services for infrastructure asset owners. Our Next Eagle® solution is the world’s first automatic asset inspection solution utilizing UAVs, which drastically reduces inspection and maintenance costs for high value assets such as power lines, pipelines, railways and more. We provide actionable plans for both the financial decision-makers to help with budgeting and resource allocation, and for engineering in planning and placing work orders for asset maintenance and vegetation management.