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Ability Network, PeopleNet, Arcserve and Reve Academy were among the organizations honored this week with 2017 Tekne Awards at the annual ceremony of the The Minnesota High Tech Association for their “innovative drive and focus” to improve the economy and their communities.

“More than 30 years ago, MHTA’s founding members came together around three principles: build support for Minnesota’s science and technology institutions, enrich relationships between industry and education to understand future workforce demands, and develop a strategy for science, engineering and technology education,” said CEO Margaret Anderson Kelliher of MHTA. “The Tekne awards are a celebration of these principles, and these 13 recipients highlight the advancements of science and technology right here in our community.”

* Calabrio (analytics), the fast-growing customer-engagement software company that provides analytic insights to catalyze growth through customer service contact centers and its Calabrio ONE unified workforce optimization suite.

* Perkins+Will (building design and infrastructure), an architecture practice founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and communities.

* PeopleNet (Communications technology), a growing provider of fleet mobility technology to the trucking-and-logistics industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction and customer service.

* Arcserve (cyber security) develops data protection and availability solutions that deliver enterprise power with small team simplicity, focusing on comprehensive backup and recovery across all environments under one pane of glass.

* Activated Research Co. (industry impact), founded in 2014 with a vision to improve chemical analysis through expertise in catalysis. In 2015, its Polyarc system was launched, which provides the scientific community with better, faster and cheaper gas chromatography analyses.

More information: www.mhta.org