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Apr 29, 2020

Fast Company Recognizes Crisp with World Changing Ideas Awards

The team at Crisp is honored to announce that our company was selected as a finalist in the Food Category and received honorable mention in the Artificial Intelligence and Data Category from Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards, announced on April 28, 2020.

The awards honor businesses, policies, projects and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to flattening the curve when it comes to the climate crisis, social injustice or economic equality.

Why Crisp?

The carbon footprint of food production and the amount of energy, water and resources that go into it are massive. Wasteful overproduction inflates both its environmental and economic costs, while creating no benefit. Crisp is tackling this devastating global problem head-on in a way that benefits both the environment and food businesses.

The heart of the global food waste problem is forecasting inefficiency: the challenge of accurately predicting demand and meeting it every time without overproducing. Designed specifically to bring efficiency and balance to the food supply chain, the Crisp forecasting platform provides a solution that the world needs. Fast Company recognized this contribution and awarded Crisp.

How Crisp was selected.

Now in its fourth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 26 winners, more than 200 finalists, and more than 500 honorable mentions with Health and Wellness, Corporate Social Responsibility, and AI and Data among the most popular categories. A panel of judges selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 3,000 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, and more.

How do we feel about the recognition?

We couldn’t be more honored.  At Crisp, our work is passion work; passion for the globe, passion for people and passion for businesses.  Our founder and CEO, Are Traasdahl said it best,

“We know that sustained change can only happen if there is also a financial benefit for customers. In the case of food waste, the potential benefits are enormous, because lost sales from out-of-stock situations or waste due to overproduction and overstock equate to lost profit.  

With Crisp forecasting, customers drive more profits and they contribute to resolving a global food crisis. This is the double bottom line that makes Crisp technology a game-changing idea. We appreciate the recognition of its importance by Fast Company.”

With a goal of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.  

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