Innovation Awards

GSDC 2021 Innovation Awards

The nomination and application window for the 2021 Innovation Awards has closed. The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation (GSDC) will begin accepting nominations and applications for the 2022 Innovation Awards (I-Awards) in June 2022.

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. Take a look at past award winner videos.

We congratulate the 2020 GSDC innovation award recipients!

Simplicity Health received the for-profit award for being a Direct Primary Care provider, a new healthcare delivery model for our region. Simplicity Health also accepts traditional insurance.

Sartell Family Medicine received the for-profit award for their unique implementation of Direct Primary Care.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central MN CareerSTART received a non-profit organization award. Their mission is to do whatever it takes to empower youth, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential. The award recognizes their CareerSTART program.

Pathways 4 Youth received the second non-profit award, a youth resource center whose mission is to help youth experiencing homelessness on a path to grow and become contributing members of our community.


2021 Innovation Award Winners