ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M, the innovation company that never stops inventing, announced today
its 3M™ LED Advanced Light received the Advanced Manufacturing Award at
The Minnesota High Tech Association’s (MHTA) 2013 Tekne Awards. The
Tekne Award acknowledges technology innovations and leaders in
Minnesota’s technology businesses. The award ceremony took place last
night at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
The Tekne Awards recognize the best and brightest technology users and
developers whose leadership and dedication to technological development
help demonstrate how Minnesota is a global leader in technology.
Nominees were judged by a selection committee composed of outstanding
business leaders ranging from legal professionals to entrepreneurs and
Advanced Manufacturing Award for 3M LED Advanced Light
The 3M LED Advanced Light, the company’s first-ever light bulb, advances
lighting technology by utilizing light-emitting diodes (LED). Developed
with 3M multilayer optical film, adhesives and heat management
technologies, the bulb provides energy efficiency and long-term cost
savings over an impressive 25-year product lifespan. In addition, with
the new federal standards phasing out incandescent light bulbs, the 3M
LED Advanced light provides an option that is just as bright as a
traditional bulb at a fraction of the energy.
“What an honor to be seen as an innovator by our peers in Minnesota,”
said James Medek, business development manager, 3M Corporate Ventures.
“The 3M LED Advanced Light was not only conceived in our Minnesota labs
but is also made in Minnesota proving that the state is a hub for global
About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)
MHTA is an innovation and technology association united in fueling
Minnesota’s prosperity. We help bring together the people of Minnesota’s
technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues
to Minnesota’s state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization
that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. MHTA
members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually
every aspect of technology creation, production, application and
education in Minnesota. Find out more online at http://www.mhta.org
or follow MHTA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MHTA.
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of
ingenious products. Its culture of creative collaboration inspires a
never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M
is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion
in sales, 3M employs 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more
than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com
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