the GSDC Innovation Awards

A major strategic focus of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation is to foster and promote innovative thinking within and among area businesses and organizations.  The GSDC Innovation Award, or I-Award, recognizes St. Cloud area for-profit and non-profit organizations employing innovation to solve problems and create opportunities.

Each year we present awards of $1,000 to four recipients:

·         One award to an emerging for-profit company

·         One award to an established for-profit company

·         One award to each of two non-profit organizations

Organizations can nominate themselves or others.

We congratulate the 2019 GSDC innovation award recipients!

Central McGowan received the for-profit established company award for creating a process of combining robotics with fixed automation to create systems that meeting the unique needs of each manufacturing customer.

Horizon Virtual received the for-profit emerging company award for the company’s remote telehealth platform that provides overnight physician coverage to rural hospitals.

Community Action Team received a non-profit organization award for their multi-agency approach to working with active utilizers of services in the community and those caught up in the justice system due to mental health concerns.

Neighbors to Friends received the second non-profit award for their mobile shower van for the homeless.


Congratulations to our 2019 GSDC Innovation Award winners!  Watch their stories below:

Central McGowan

Horizon Virtual

Community Action Team (CAT)

Neighbors to Friends/Shower the People