120Water Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021
The Indy-based provider of digital water solutions is ranked #8 in the social good category
Posted on March 9, 2021 120Water
INDIANAPOLIS (March 9, 2021) – 120Water has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021.
The list honors the businesses that have not only found a way to be resilient in the past year, but also turned those challenges into impact-making processes. These companies did more than survive, they thrived—making an impact on their industries and culture as a whole. This year’s MIC list features 463 businesses from 29 countries.
“From day one, our fundamental mission has been grounded in providing solutions that further water quality programs that protect public health and equipping communities with the knowledge to make sound investments that improve and maintain water quality now and into the future,” said Megan Glover, co-founder and chief executive officer of 120Water.
“By combining our cloud software with a robust sampling logistics layer, we empower our customers to make rapid, well-informed decisions to solve problems facing their drinking or wastewater programs. The real credit goes to our team and our partners, because this award is a testament to their hard work and the vision we’ve pursued together.”
120Water is the fastest growing digital water company in the country. The company’s enterprise cloud software, point of use testing kits and services help government agencies, water systems and facilities transform their water quality programs to meet the demands of new and existing regulation that protect our public health.
The company continued to grow well over 100% in 2020 with notable highlights such as:
- $19M contract with Denver Water to provide their digital water platform as part of their Lead Reduction Program.
- Launch of wastewater based epidemiology solution to help track and detect the presence of COVID RNA within wastewater.
- Partnered with Xylem and RCAP to distribute nearly 100k PPE kits to 48 States and Puerto Rico, using the 120Water Platform.
- Completed over 6,500 water sampling event to positively impact over 9,500,000 lives across 20 States.
Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out the most groundbreaking businesses across the globe and industries. 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 both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.
“In a year of unprecedented challenges, the companies on this list exhibit fearlessness, ingenuity, and creativity in the face of crisis,” said Fast Company Deputy Editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with Senior Editor Amy Farley.
To coincide with the issue launch, Fast Company will host its first-ever Most Innovative Companies Summit on March 9 and 10. This virtual, multiday summit will celebrate the Most Innovative Companies in business, provide an early look at major business trends, and offer the inspiration and practical insights on what it takes to innovate in 2021.
Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2021) is now available online here, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning March 16, 2021. The hashtag is #FCMostInnovative.
Water professionals across the country rely on 120Water to streamline and modernize their most complex drinking water and wastewater initiatives. The 120Water platform consists of sample & filter kits, cloud-based software, and services used to manage and execute water programs at scale while saving operational resources. 120Water solutions are used across the United States for clients including the city of Newark (NJ), Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Chicago Public Schools, and Indiana Finance Authority. More information is available at 120Water.com and on Twitter @120_Water.
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