2010 Technology Innovators

2010 Technology Innovators

The Minnesota High Tech Association, in partnership with Enterprise Minnesota, LifeScience Alley, and the BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, celebrates Minnesota’s status as a hub for technology innovation with the 2010 Tekne Awards. The Tekne Awards acknowledge companies and individuals who have demonstrated superior technology advancement and leadership in Minnesota.

Judges selected a winner from the three finalists in each of 12 categories, recognizing the best in development, education, commercialization, and management of technology. Some award categories are separated between small and growing businesses (with annual revenues under $50 million) and established businesses (with annual revenues of $50 million or more).

Read on to see which Minnesota companies and individuals were judged our technology leaders.

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3M, Oakdale

3M, Oakdale

3M has improved on the “sand” in sandpaper. Traditional abrasive particles, known as grains or grits, tend to have irregular,
Cargill, Hopkins

Cargill, Hopkins

Low-Risk Software   Cargill’s Market Family Software was developed so that Cargill Risk Management could deliver effective price risk management
Genesys Works, St. Paul

Genesys Works, St. Paul

Work Force Building   Not-for-profit organization Genesys Works brings together businesspeople and urban public high schools to serve economically challenged
Hysitron, Eden Prairie

Hysitron, Eden Prairie

Nano-Measurement   Industrial, academic, and government researchers around the world are working on nanotechnology advancements and using nano materials to
Pearson VUE, Bloomington

Pearson VUE, Bloomington

Language for Learning   Demonstrating English language skills is critical for people applying to colleges and universities. Pearson VUE created

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