Minnesotans are Innovators
Monday, April 17, 2017
Minnesota was one of the top states in the nation for patents issued per capita by the Milken Institute’s 2016 State Technology and Science Index. Minnesotans received 1,331 patents between 2011 and 2015.
In February, the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) launched #InnovateMN—a year-long campaign to draw attention to Minnesota’s strong entrepreneurial culture. This initiative will celebrate Minnesota’s innovators and highlight DEED programs and services for startups and business expansions.
“There are many great ideas, products, and solutions being developed by budding entrepreneurs as well as established companies throughout the state,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “#InnovateMN will help to uplift their ingenuity and support their growth by promoting resources and giving them exposure not only in Minnesota but around the world.”