2014 Award Categories

The Tekne Awards honor innovation in science and technology in each of the following categories. 

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Advanced Manufacturing
Honors innovation in the manufacturing process to increase speed, accuracy and reduce costs, while minimizing environmental impact.
3M Company
H.B. Fuller Company
T3 Scientific LLC
Agriculture And Food
Honors technological advances in agricultural operations that enhance productivity and efficiency, improve environmental sustainability or contribute to food safety.
Ecolab, Inc.
Feedlogic Corporation
Garden Fresh Farms
Collaboration For Community Impact
Recognizes a collaboration or partnership that demonstrates leadership, dedication and excellence in delivering an innovation to Minnesota while meeting an unmet community need. This product, service or innovative technology could assist an underserved population or community, enhance quality of life, health or safety for the community at large, or promote an innovative job creation strategy. There must be two or more parties involved (and the application must be submitted jointly). Both non-profit and/or for-profit organizations are eligible to apply.
TIES, Arux Software, BankCard Services Worldwide
Clockwork Active Media Systems, LLC
The Works Museum and MN Department of Education
Cyber Security
Recognizes innovative products or services that secure networks, computers, or systems from unintended or unauthorized access. These include but are not limited to identity management products or services, trusted authentication and verification processes.
Adventium Labs
Education Technology
Honors innovation that measurably improve student learning and academic performance in the classroom. This includes the development of educational games, learning apps for mobile devices, innovative approaches to distance learning or student project assignments that engage students with core curriculum via technology.
Adventium Labs
Awear Technologies
Convent of the Visitation School
Honors innovations that enhance efficiency of energy usage or delivery, reduces environmental impact, and encourage energy conservation.
Ecolab, Inc.
Minnesota Community Solar
RA Knowledge
Honors innovation in healthcare that measurably improves patient care delivery, reduces recovery times, or improves patient health. Examples include the development or deployment of medical devices, diagnostics or equipment, data management, communication systems integration, or disease treatment.
Monteris Medical Corporation
Starkey Hearing Technologies
Zimmer Spine
IT Services
Recognizes the contributions of technology service providers whose creative approaches to business solutions streamline client processes, reduce customer costs, and shorten time to market, and/or increase service capacity or customer access through technology.
Delta Air Lines IT Department
Thomson Reuters
Software - Established Company
Honors innovation in software or application development for business or consumer use.
SPS Commerce
Software - Small & Growing Company
Honors innovation in software or application development for business or consumer use.
Barometer, Inc
Honors an early-stage Minnesota technology company with commercialized products that demonstrates significant potential, creativity and a promising future. Company must be: less than 3 years old, have 1 – 30 employees and generating revenues.
NxThera, Inc.
Workforce Development
Honors innovative approaches to training workers in transition or youth with technology skills and successfully matching them to jobs that meet the needs of Minnesota companies.
Creating IT Futures Foundation
Minneapolis Community and Technical College