This is part of the Excellence in Best Practices Awards presented by Frost & Sullivan each year to recognize companies that demonstrate outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices.
In the evaluation for the New Product Innovation Leadership Award, Third Wave Power was commended for Visionary Innovation and Product Excellence, scoring well in benchmark criteria such as Pioneering Best Practices, Reliability and Quality, Product/Service Value, Match to Needs, and Design, among others. Third Wave Power was also deemed best in class for understanding demand, nurturing the brand and differentiating from the competition.
According to Vishal Sapru, Research Manager and Growth Consultant at Frost & Sullivan, “Having identified the pressing market challenge presented by the unavailability of long-lasting and powerful batteries for use in smart and technologically advanced consumer devices, Third Wave Power has optimally used its strong technological competence and customer-driven aptitude to offer innovative battery solutions to its end users. The launch of mPowerpad 2 solar charger meets the customer need and also revolutionizes the solar portable battery charger market. The enriched features of this product, coupled with its dollar-for-dollar value, offer immense satisfaction for customers, further enabling the company to retain its competitive advantage.”
“We are immensely thrilled and honored to receive this award from Frost & Sullivan,” said VS Hariharan, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Third Wave Power. “It is a resounding recognition of our achievements in combining sustainable energy with innovative technology to create affordable, portable, off-grid solutions that fill the power gap. This award will spur us to keep innovating and coming up with more creative and impactful energy products to benefit customers and communities.”
The award announcement is timely for Third Wave Power, which, after a successful launch in Asia-Pacific, is poised to introduce its range of products to the North American market through strategic channel partnerships. mPowerpad 2 chargers and accessories will be distributed by leading national wholesale distributor WYNIT Inc. (http://www.wynit.com) as well as sold at popular online retailers such as Amazon (http://www.amazon.com), ShopHQ (http://www.shophq.com) and Studica (http://www.studica.com)
Third Wave Power’s range of mPowerpad 2 solar chargers will also be making its debut on the US tradeshow floor at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Tradeshow (http://www.outdoorretailer.com/
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About Third Wave Power
Third Wave Power (http://www.thirdwavepower.com)
· 2014 Frost & Sullivan North American Solar Portable Battery Charger New Product Innovation Leadership Award
· Fresh Award ‘A First Look at New Technology,’
· Fresh Award ‘A First Look at New Technology,’
· Green Technology Award, Singapore Sustainability Awards 2013 (http://www.sbf.org.sg/
· Most Eco-friendly Start-up, TechVenture 2011 (http://newasiarepublic.com/?
VS Hariharan, Co-founder and CEO
Hariharan brings more than 20 years’ experience from the information technology industry. Throughout his career, he has also been involved in scaling many new and emerging businesses. In Hewlett-Packard Company and Wipro Infotech, he was in general management roles as well as senior positions in sales and marketing. Hari has extensive experience in product marketing as well as building go-to-market engines for consumer and business products.
Loi Jiew Liang, CTO/COO
Jiew Liang has more than 20 years’ experience in the information technology industry. He was with Hewlett-Packard Company for 18 years, during which he was responsible for technology development and also led R&D teams in printing and imaging product development. Jiew Liang holds a B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from Nanyang Technological University.
Small World Group Incubator (http://www.smallworldgroup.com/?
Small World Group Incubator (SWGI) regularly provides seed funding, mentoring and help to start and grow small companies. SWGI operates under the National Research Foundation’s (NRF) Technology Incubation Scheme in Singapore. SWGI focuses on three areas of technology innovation – clean tech, optical systems and advanced materials.
SPRING SEEDS Capital Pte Ltd (SSC) (http://www.spring.gov.sg/)
A wholly-owned subsidiary of SPRING Singapore, SPRING SEEDS Capital manages the SPRING Start-up Enterprise Development Scheme (SPRING SEEDS), an equity-based co-financing option for Singapore-based start-ups with innovative products and/or processes with intellectual content and strong growth potential across international markets.
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