Awards Criteria

Digital: Outstanding Achievement in Digital Innovation sponsored by RSM Canada

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.

Change Maker: Outstanding Change Maker

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: Outstanding Woman 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.

Research: Researcher of the Year sponsored by Innovate Calgary

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

Innovator: Innovator of the Year sponsored by Bennett Jones LLP

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.