Research of the Year: Researcher of the Year
This award honours leadership and significant contribution to a science, engineering, mathematics or technology (STEM) research, innovation or breakthrough.
Digital Innovation: Outstanding Achievement in Digital Innovation
This award is honouring leadership and significant contribution through the discovery, application and/or implementation of technology products or processes.
Energy & Environment: Outstanding Achievement in Energy and Environmental Innovation sponsored by Syncrude Canada Ltd.
This award honours work leading to innovations in the energy sector that advance the science or technology and have a positive environmental impact.
Emerging Change Makers: Outstanding Emerging Change Makers
This award honours leadership potential in science, technology, engineering and mathematics teaching, research, entrepreneurship or a technology-based business. Nominees must exemplify qualities which are expected to make him/her a future leader in Alberta's innovation community.
Women in STEM: Outstanding Women in STEM
This award honours leadership and significant contribution to a science, engineering, mathematics or technology (STEM) innovation or breakthrough through research or entrepreneurial activity.
Innovator of the Year: Innovator of the Year
This award honours outstanding leadership in the innovation ecosystem by leveraging new thinking, new solutions and a new path to create global impact in a science or technology-driven sector.
Special: ASTech Special Award
On occasion, the Adjudication Panel determines there is a nominee worthy of recognition that does not fit into the exact criteria of a specific award category. In this case, the Panel is empowered to recommend a Special Award which is then discussed and approved by the Board of Directors. As this award is presented irregularly and only under special circumstances, there is no criteria and no opportunity to nominate for this award.