Societal Impact

Societal Impact Award

This award is presented to an individual or team who has led, or significantly contributed to a technological innovation that has resulted in a positive impact on society.


Written Nomination Submission MUST Address The Following Criteria:

Describe The Technical Innovation And The Magnitude Of Its Impact

  • Describe the technological innovation in terms that a non-expert in the field would understand.
  • What is the magnitude of the impact on society?

 The Need Addressed By The Innovation

  • Identify what problem or societal need is addressed by the technological innovation.

 Degree And Type Of Societal Benefits

  • Describe the results achieved and the societal benefits that have been realized.

Sustainability And Scalability

  • Clearly address the scale and sustainability of the innovation.

 Demonstrate Social And Economic Impact

  • How does the technology or innovation contribute to improved quality of life?
  • How does it enhance economic development? For example, does it create/and or retain high paying jobs?
  • How does it further the growth and diversification of Alberta’s economy?