Finalists for the 2020 Tekne Awards

September 30, 2020

The Minnesota Technology Association Announces the Finalists for the 2020 Tekne Awards

Winners of each category will be announced at the virtual Tekne Awards Celebration on November 18


(MINNEAPOLIS) Sept. 30, 2020 – The Minnesota Technology Association (MnTech), is excited to announce 53 finalists for the 2020 Tekne Awards in 16 categories that span a wide range of leading-edge technologies. Among the categories are data analytics, manufacturing, medical devices, financial services, healthcare and AI and machine learning. This year, an additional award category was added to recognize organizations for their community response to COVID-19. The winners in all award categories will be revealed on November 18 at the virtual Tekne Awards Celebration.

“Each year, the Tekne Awards shine a spotlight on the people and organizations driving Minnesota’s innovation economy,” said Jeff Tollefson, President and CEO of MnTech. “This year, we are excited to honor those organizations that swiftly responded to the COVID-19 crisis in addition to recognizing those that played a significant role in spearheading science and technology innovation in Minnesota and around the world.” 

The 2020 Tekne Awards celebration will be held virtually on Wednesday, November 18. The awards ceremony celebrates Minnesota’s technology community, drawing in the state’s most influential business, educational and government leaders.   

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Below is a list of the finalists for the 2020 awards. Descriptions of each category are available at:  


AI/Machine Learning 

Finalists: 3M | BetterYou | Optum | Revel Health


Data Analytics

Finalists: ABILITY Network | Calabrio | Hoonuit


Data Security 

Finalists: Code42Ostra | Tech Dump


Digital Marketing 

Finalists: Irish Titan | Sportsdigita | Tunheim Partners


Digital Transformation 

Finalists: Accenture | HGA | Unisys


Edge Computing & IoT 

Finalists: F3 Wireless | Medtronic | Packet Power


Advanced Manufacturing 

Finalists: Diversified Plastics, Inc. | Netzro | Seagate Technology | Third Wave Systems


Financial Services Technology 

Finalists: Avtex | Certifi | DNT BLNK | ICP-Inc.


Healthcare Information Systems

Finalists: Flywheel | Medicom Health | Provation Medical


Medical Technology & Devices 

Finalists: Activated Research Company | HistoSonics | Phenomix Sciences | Zipnosis


Retail, Supply Chain & Distribution 

Finalists: Digital River | Railbox Consulting | SPS Commerce


Sustainable Resources 

Finalists: Claros Technologies | CounterFlow Technologies | EarthScout 


Tech Talent – Corporate Initiative 

Finalists: Software for Good | Target | Thomson Reuters


Tech Talent – Solution Provider 

Finalists: Genesis10 | New Vision Foundation 


Tech For Good

Finalists: Analytics for Good Institute | GeaCom, Inc. | Land O’Lakes | Tech Dump | We Sparkle Co.


Technology Partnership 

Finalists: gener8tor | Structural | ThreeBridge Solutions


COVID-19 Community Response

Finalists: 3M | Apple Valley High School |  Claros Technologies | Digi-Key | Ecolab | Graco | KnightKrawler Robotics | UMN Technology Commercialization | VenueScreen |Zipnosis


About the Minnesota Technology Association (MnTech)

The Minnesota Technology Association is a coalition of more than 250 member companies united in building a stronger tech ecosystem and innovation economy in Minnesota. Formerly known as the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), the organization works to ensure that Minnesota’s technology-driven companies have access to exceptional talent, dedicated public policy advocates, and are part of an innovative, inclusive technology community.  |  @Minn_tech  |  @MnTechAssociation

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