Health Tech Start-up HabitAware Has Elements of Success

HabitAware has all the elements of a successful tech start-up: A new digital health device to treat an unmet need, patented technology backed by a multi-skilled team, a strong business case, and support from tech start-up experts, including Minnesota High Tech’s MN SBIR program. The company is minority and woman-led, contributing diversity to the tech start-up community.

MNSBIR-Logo wTM-01In 2018, those elements led to an SBIR award for HabitAware of up to $300,000 from the National Institute of Mental Health for research. (Read the news release here).  Pat Dillon, MN SBIR director, said “The SBIR Phase I grants are highly competitive and it shows a vote of confidence in HabitAware’s technology and capabilities. The most exciting aspect is the potential for additional SBIR funding of $1.5 million to continue this R&D toward commercialization of Keen.”   Continue Reading ›

August 10, 2018 | No Comments ›

$1 Billion for Defense Tech Innovations

If you’re a tech innovator seeking R&D funding, start thinking about the DOD billion-dollar pot of money from SBIR/STTR, where you own the intellectual property, you don’t have to pay the money back and you have the potential for sole-source contracts in the future. At this point, you might ask: What are all those acronyms – and how can my business qualify?

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August 6, 2018 | No Comments ›

2018 Tekne Awards Due Date Extended to Aug. 10

The Minnesota High Tech Association is inviting innovators in science and technology from across the state to apply for the prestigious Minnesota High Tech Association 2018 Tekne Awards. The application date has been extended to Friday, August 10.

The ceremony announcing finalists for the Tekne Awards will be on Nov. 29 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Info, online application and tips for apply:
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July 30, 2018 | Comments Off on 2018 Tekne Awards Due Date Extended to Aug. 10

MN SBIR news: Technological Innovations with Commercial Potential Sought by the US Department of Energy (DOE)

Non-Dilutive Funding up to $1,225,000 over three years to support scientific advances in energy …

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July 17, 2018 | Comments Off on MN SBIR news: Technological Innovations with Commercial Potential Sought by the US Department of Energy (DOE)

An empty chair … to an internship

Get inspired with the story of how Ilhan Dahir, an Augsburg computer science major and recipient of a Minnesota High Tech Foundation scholarship,  made a connection with long-time foundation supporters at Unisys that lead to an internship: Click here.

2018.06.Bids & Bytes story.IlhanJoin us September 13 for our Bids & Bytes Benefit to support the Minnesota High Tech Foundation’s STEM education efforts. Over the past 10 years, our foundation has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to students at 26 different colleges and universities across Minnesota.


June 26, 2018 | Comments Off on An empty chair … to an internship


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