Applied Technology

Outstanding Achievement in Applied Technology sponsored by SAIT

This award is honouring leadership and significant contribution through the discovery, application and/or implementation of technology products or processes.

This award is sponsored by SAIT which provides a cash prize of $10,000 to the winner.

WHO CAN APPLY: An individual or team

Written nomination submission MUST address the following criteria. Frame your answers for a non-expert in your field; use layman’s terms.


  1. 1. What is the problem or opportunity you addressed through this innovation?
  2. 2. How did you develop the solution? Answer the following questions:
    1. – Describe the technology, product or process and how it is unique and leading edge.
    2. – In what industries or trades can this technology, product or process be applied and can it be applied broadly to other sectors?
    3. – How has the technology, product or process changed the way things are currently done?
    4. – Describe how the technology has been applied in a novel way that has resulted in innovative tools that change current practice.
    5. – What is the significance of these advancements?
  1. 3. Demonstrate impact.
    1. – How has this technology, product or process changed and/or improved the industry to which it is applied? How is the contribution particularly noteworthy?
    2. – How does it enhance economic development? For example, does it create/and or retain high-paying jobs?
    3. – How does it further the growth and diversification of Alberta’s economy?

 Nominations for the 2018 ASTech Awards are now CLOSED.