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Finalists Selected for Minnesota High Tech Association’s 2018 Tekne Awards

In the latest annual event honoring Minnesota companies for technology and science contributions, 3M, Ecolab, Sentera were among the 48 companies named finalists.

Finalists Selected for Minnesota High Tech Association’s 2018 Tekne Awards

Finalists have been announced for the 2018 Tekne Awards, a program organized by the Minnesota High Tech Association to honor businesses across the state that are making contributions to technology and science. In the 19th edition of the annual event, 48 companies were selected as finalists in the competition’s 16 categories.

Three finalists were listed for each award, including 3M, Xcel Energy, the Minnesota Twins, and StemoniX. A few businesses, including Ecolab, Sentera, and Seagate Technology, are up for multiple honors.

“The Tekne Award finalists this year represent the ongoing strength of innovative Minnesota-based companies,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president and CEO of Minnesota High Tech. “They are pioneering leading-edge science and technology that has impact around the globe.”

Winners will be declared at the Tekne Awards ceremony on November 29 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The gala typically attracts almost 1,000 attendees.

Some of last year’s winners are up for another honor this time around, including Calabrio, Sentera, and StemoniX.

The full list of 2018 finalists and their respective categories is as follows:

Advanced Manufacturing

PaR Systems 

Seagate Technology  

Steinwall 

 

Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals

3M 

Photonic Pharma 

StemoniX

 

Building Design and Infrastructure

EnergyPrint 

Minnesota Twins  

Uponor  

 

Clean Technology/Clean Energy

OATI 

Remooble 

Xcel Energy

 

Community Impact

Best Buy 

PCs for People 

STARBASE Minnesota

 

Cybersecurity

Entrust Datacard 

Protocol 46  

Unisys

 

Emerging Technologies (Large Company)

Ecolab 

Seagate Technology  

Starkey Hearing Technologies 

 

Emerging Technologies (Small Company)

MultiTech Systems  

Sentera 

Silicon Prairie  

 

Food/Agriculture Technology

Ecolab 

Land O’Lakes  

Sentera

 

Health IT

Carrot Health  

Ecolab 

Zipnosis  

 

IT Solutions Consulting 

Agosto 

Charter Solutions  

Computex Technology Solutions

 

Medical Device 

Abilitech Medical 

Lite Run Inc 

RxFunction

 

Science and Technology Startup 

HabitAware  

Macchina 

UR TURN

 

Software (Established)

Calabrio

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Thomson Reuters  
 

Software (Small and Growing)

Agosto

FISION

GrowthZone  

 

STEM Workforce Development

Minnesota State University-Mankato 

Science from Scientists 

YWCA Minneapolis

 

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