Outstanding Achievement in Information and Communications Technology sponsored by TELUS

This award honour development and/or commercialization of a novel product or application of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). This product or app must demonstrate a substantial increase in the overall efficiency and operational improvement in its market sector. 

The winner of this award will receive a $5,000 cash prize from TELUS.

WHO CAN APPLY: individual, team or organization

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 market problem or opportunity you addressed through this innovation? (250 words)
  2. 2. How did you develop the solution to this problem? Answer the following questions: (750 words)
  • – Describe the innovation and how it is unique and leading edge?
  • – Describe or demonstrate how the innovation has progressed from concept to commercial application.
  • – How does the solution contribute to gains in operational efficiency and improvements?
  • – What is the significance of the solution?
  1. 3. Demonstrate social and economic impact. (500 words)
    • – Describe how the application of the technology has created new, more effective processes or changed the business model for doing business in an industry sector.
    • – 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?
    • – How does the technology or innovation contribute to improved quality of life?

Nominations for the 2020 ASTech Awards are open March 16 – May 31, 2020.