Outstanding Achievement in Health Innovation

This award honours leadership and significant contribution leading to the successful development and/or commercialization of a medical or health innovation or breakthrough, including improved quality of care; enhanced system-wide approaches to wellness, prevention, early intervention and management; mental health and addiction or accelerating health and wellness innovation.

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 medical or health problem or opportunity you addressed through this innovation?
  2. 2. What stage is the innovation at? Basic, Applied, Prototype, Pre-commercial or Commercial?
  3. 3. How did you develop the solution to this problem? Answer the following questions:
  • – Describe the research or innovation and how it is unique and leading edge.
  • – How has the innovation advanced new knowledge in the field?
  • – Has the innovation or research resulted in a solution to a common or persistent problem? Has it been an incremental change or a major leap forward?
  • – What is the significance of these advancements?
  1. 4. Demonstrate impact.
    • – Describe the overall impact and benefits of the contribution to medicine or health. How is the contribution particularly noteworthy?
    • – Describe how the nominee has been recognized as a leading expert in his/her field. For example, is the nominee a recipient of major awards? Is their work cited by others in refereed journals and publications?
    • – How does the contribution improve quality of life?

Nominations for the 2019 ASTech Awards are open March 4 – May 31, 2019.