Global Robotics Innovation Park (GRIP) Named a Tekne Award Finalist

The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named the Global Robotics Innovation Park (GRIP) as a finalist in the robotics and automation category for the 2012 Tekne Awards, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 1. The Tekne Award finalists are selected by an independent panel of judges and recognize Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.

We are excited that our early efforts to develop GRIP are already receiving recognition from Minnesota’s business and technology community.

Presented by the MHTA, the Tekne Awards honor those who play a significant role in discovering new technologies that educate, improve lifestyles, and impact the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and all over the world. The program reinforces Minnesota’s place as one of the most competitive and technologically advanced regions in the world. A full list of finalists is available online.

“The Tekne Awards recognize those whose leadership and dedication to technological innovation helps demonstrate Minnesota as a global player in technology-based markets,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, President & CEO of MHTA. “This year’s finalists should be extremely proud of their role in helping Minnesota excel.”

Recipients of the 2012 Tekne Awards will be announced at the award ceremony on Nov. 1. The event will begin with a VIP registration & reception at 4:30 p.m., followed by general registration and cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:45 p.m., the awards celebration at 7 p.m., and a post-event reception at 8:30 p.m. The event will be emceed by Don Shelby, author, news anchor and reporter.

Featured image: “Army Robotics Rodeo” by David Axe is licensed CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. The image has been cropped and filtered.

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