Redesigned awards honour Alberta economic drivers

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.

Nominations now open for 2018 ASTech Awards

Alberta’s innovation awards, the ASTech Awards, are now accepting nominations in 10 categories.  Awards will be announced October 26, 2018 in Edmonton.

By becoming an ASTech Award Winner, you and your organization will join the ranks of over 500 high achievers in the science and technology innovation ecosystem recognized for their leadership in Alberta since 1989.

The benefits of winning an ASTech award are significant:

  • Peer and sector recognition and 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 top talent recruitment;
  • Profile through ASTech communications channels, the media and the Alumni Speaker’s Bureau; and
  • Five sponsored awards also include a cash prize of $10,000.

Nominations for the 2018 ASTech Awards close May 31st.  Nominations are subject to third-party adjudication by a panel of industry experts who select Winners and Finalists that exceed the strict criteria for each award.

Learn more about the awards here. To submit a nomination, click here.