Women in Innovation

This award honours leadership and significant contribution to a science, engineering, mathematics or technology (STEM) innovation or breakthrough through research or entrepreneurial activity.

QUALIFIED NOMINEES: A female 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? (250 words)
    2. 2. How did you develop the solution? Answer the following questions: (750 words)
      1. – Describe the research or innovation and how it is unique and leading edge.
      2. – 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?.
      3. – What is the significance of these advancements, locally and globally?
    1. 3. Demonstrate impact. (500 words)
      1. – Describe the overall impact and benefits of the contribution to STEM. How is the contribution particularly noteworthy?
      2. – Describe how the nominee has been recognized as a leading expert in her field. Is the nominee a recipient of major awards or is her work cited by others in refereed journals and publications?

Note – The nomination format is general for all categories.

2022 ASTech Award Nominations NOW OPEN!