The ASTech Awards have a new twist in 2018! In keeping with the spirit of inspiring innovation, the Award program was redesigned to better reflect the work and accomplishments that drive the economy in Alberta and across Canada.
Two awards were reconfigured and one new award was added to the lineup.
- – The Science award has become Outstanding Achievement in Science and Engineering to reflect the importance of engineering activities in our daily lives.
- – The Oil Sands Research Award has become the Outstanding Achievement in Energy and Environmental Innovation Award sponsored by Syncrude Canada Ltd. to capture the breadth and depth of achievement in the energy industry.
- – The Health Innovation Award has been added to honour leadership in the health and medical fields.
In total, 10 awards will be presented in October, representing outstanding achievement in science and technology across the innovation spectrum.
- – Core Awards (6): Science and Engineering; Technology; Applied Technology(sponsored by SAIT); Start-Up, Commercial Achievement; Leader of Tomorrow(sponsored by Alberta Economic Development and Trade).
- – Sector Awards (4): Agricultural Innovation (sponsored by Dow AgroSciences Canada); Energy and Environmental Innovation (sponsored by Syncrude Canada Ltd.); Health Innovation; and Information and Communications Technology(sponsored by TELUS).