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Driving Innovation & Technology in Minnesota

The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) is a nonprofit science and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity and making Minnesota a top five science and technology state. We bring together the people of Minnesota’s science and technology ecosystem and lead the way in bringing science and technology issues to leaders at Minnesota’s Capitol and Washington, D.C.

MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire innovation-based economy. Our members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. Our members cover the spectrum of technology — IT, advanced manufacturing, bio and life sciences, advanced manufacturing, energy and edu-tech fields — and range from some of the world’s leading corporations to small and growing startups. Once an organization joins MN High Tech, all of its employees become members.

Upcoming Events


Tue 20

WLiT Summer Happy Hour

August 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sep 10

2019 Proposal Preparation Courses

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sep 17

Announcement of 2019 Tekne Awards Finalists

September 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Tickets are now on sale!

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MHTA News


MHTA President and CEO Jeff Tollefson

A Note From Jeff

As I start Week 2 in my new role as MHTA President, I want to first express my gratitude for the warm welcome I’ve received from MHTA members and community partners over the past few weeks.

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Change Up Your Game: Why it’s Important to Have a Coach

Having a mentor can be helpful as you are starting your career, or changing career paths, starting a new business, developing a new product or simply looking to move up within your profession.

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Cassie Schmid with MHTA Tekne Award, Uponor

One Enchanted Evening: An Interview with Tekne Winner Uponor

Cassie Schmid is the Sr. Manager of Uponor’s Intelligent Water Marketing. Last November, Uponor took home a Tekne for best building design and infrastructure.

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