Do you know an individual, team or company inspiring innovation in Alberta, paving the way for leaders of tomorrow or developing amazing products or research? Bring their work to the forefront of Alberta’s innovation community and help them receive the recognition their hard work deserves. NOMINATE them for a 2017 ASTech Award!
Awards will be presented in conjunction with the Next Gen Innovators Showcase on November 3, 2017 at TELUS Spark in Calgary, Alberta.
2017 Nominations are now open until MAY 31, 2017. CLICK HERE for tips on creating a successful nomination.
WHY APPLY for an ASTech AWARD?
An ASTech Award creates profile for individuals and companies at every stage of development:
- – Peer and sector recognition;
- – Visibility to a wider audience;
- – A morale boost for employees, investors, business partners and other stakeholders who are recognized for outstanding achievement;
- – Credibility enhancement that helps with financing, customer relationships and recruitment of top talent;
- – Profile and ongoing recognition through all ASTech communications platforms (newsletter, website, social media);
- – Profile when ASTech stakeholders pick up and promote the story of the award winner and underlying activity;
- – Presenting work/achievements to a broader audience year-round through the Alumni Speaker’s Bureau.
Eight sponsored Awards include a cash prize of $10,000. Click on the Award name below to view the criteria for that Award.
Innovation Spectrum Awards (5):
- Research (Science; Technology), Development (Applied Technology & Innovation), Commercialization (Start-Up; Commercial Achievement)
Industry Sector Awards (4):
- Agriculture, Environment, ICT, Oil Sands
Leadership Awards (4):
- Public Awareness, Leader of Tomorrow, Societal Impact, Community Leader
STEP 1 – Create an account and complete the nomination form. IMPORTANT: To be successful, the nomination MUST draw a parallel between the specific Award criteria and the accomplishments of the nominee. You are welcome to print nomination criteria and work on your submission offline before submitting online.
On the online form, answer each question to provide an explanation of how the achievements of the nominee address the specific criteria for the Award category. This is the heart of the nomination: be sure to completely and thoroughly answer all questions in the space provided; this is the only document adjudicators will rely on to assess the work of the nominee.
After completing and submitting the electronic form, you will be able to go back to your nomination form, make additional changes, and upload supporting documentation at your convenience. This can be done multiple times up until May 31, 2017. Be sure to follow all instructions carefully.
STEP 2 – Compile the required supporting documents.
- 2-3 independent letters supporting the achievements and the nomination; and
- Signed letter of attestation by the nominee which can be downloaded from within the nomination form.
- NOTE: Start Up and Commercial Awards require financial statements (held confidentially).
STEP 3 – Upload the supporting documents.
To complete the nomination process, log in, go back to your nomination form, make additional changes, upload supporting documentation, and save your changes. You can do this as many times as required until the nominations deadline of May 31, 2017.
We will send you reminder emails before the deadline while your submission is incomplete. Nominations that remain incomplete after the deadline will not be considered by the judges.
- A nominee (person/group/team/organization) may be nominated a maximum of two years in a row for the same achievement. After two subsequent nominations, the nominee and the same achievement are ineligible for nomination the following (3rd) year UNLESS the achievement is significantly different or is a new achievement. The nominee and the same achievement could be nominated again after one year’s absence from the nomination process.
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