5 Saint Paul startups receive Innovation Grant funding out of 13 total recipients.
Launch Minnesota Innovation Grants target the most promising innovative and scalable technology businesses in Minnesota. The grants help reduce the risk for Minnesota technology startups and entrepreneurs who are solving problems and growing our state’s innovation ecosystem. Since its creation during the 2019 legislative session, Launch Minnesota has awarded 178 innovation grants totaling $4.2M to 130 unique grantees – accelerating the growth of startups and amplifying Minnesota as a national leader in innovation.
Innovation Grant award recipients in 2022 include:
Panache (Saint Paul)
Brews apple-based ayurvedic recipes infused with beneficial botanicals.
Quench Medical Inc. (Saint Paul)
Developing an inhaled drug delivery system to treat lung cancer by directly targeting lung tumors for greater efficacy and less system toxicity.
NXGEN PORT (Saint Paul)
An innovative technology that monitors cancer patients remotely by measuring blood cell counts and heart function through an implantable port-catheter.
Sasya LLC (Saint Paul)
Develops cost-advantaged processes for the production of nutrition supplements.
MarPam Pharma, LLC (Saint Paul)
Developing a one-time treatment for HIV.
BenchK12, Inc. (Eden Prairie)
Provides a next-generation talent empowerment platform that allows substitute teachers to get credentialed in days and get matched with schools needing their assistance.
Telo LLC (Minneapolis)
Offers an innovative rollator walker that tracks users’ activity, baselines and progress to help them take back control of their mobility.
Microfluidic Biologics Corp. (Sebeka)
Develops faster, low-cost diagnostic and antibiotic susceptibility tests for urinary tract infections.
DXD Ag Insights LLC (Rochester)
Uses data visualization and interpretable machine learning to build products for agronomists.
Davenport SAF-T Systems, LLC (Minneapolis)
Offers a lightweight smart vest equipped with motion sensors that can detect a fall in progress.
EduCharacter LLC (Mound)
A voice technology company developing the first screen-free, interactive learning system.
Synaptic Health (New Brighton)
Solving the problem of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s by promoting deep, restorative sleep through non-invasive, AI-driven neuromodulation.
AugmentTech LLC (Maple Grove)
A technology company specializing in creating technology and software for individuals with disabilities and those who lack technology skills.
Visit our Resources page or LaunchMinnesota.org to learn more about grant opportunities, or locate the full list of Launch Minnesota Innovation Grants since 2019. An additional $1.5M in funding for Innovation Grants will be available in July 2022.