NEWSBRIEF: Apply for the 2018 Minnesota Tekne Awards

The Minnesota High Tech Association is inviting innovators in science and technology from across the state to apply for the prestigious Minnesota High Tech Association Tekne Awards. Applications are now being accepted through Aug. 3. The ceremony announcing finalists for the Tekne Awards will be on Nov. 29 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Info, online application and tips for apply can be found on

 Since 1997, the Tekne Awards have recognized cutting-edge leaders in the state’s science and technology fields. The 2018 Tekne Awards are accepting applications in 15 categories, from newly emerging areas, such as companies innovating in 4.0 concepts of advanced manufacturing and biotechnology gene therapies, to long-standing categories for innovations in software and STEM workforce development.


The categories for the 2018 Tekne Awards are:

Advanced Manufacturing


Building Design and Infrastructure

Clean Tech/ Clean Energy

Community Impact


Emerging Technologies

Food/Ag Tech

Health IT

IT Solutions Consulting

Medical Device

Science & Technology Startup

Software – established companies

Software- small and growing companies

STEM workforce development

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