The ASTech Awards are Alberta's most prestigious honours for leadership and excellence in science and technology innovation. Recognized nationally, these awards celebrate the most outstanding individuals, teams and organizations in Alberta who are inspiring the next generation of innovators. The impact of their leadership and dedication to excellence helps all Albertans to enjoy a better quality of life, have access to well paying jobs, and benefit from a more prosperous economy.
Award recipients are honoured at a Black-Tie Gala held on November 12, 2010, in Edmonton, AB. The premiere event of its kind in Alberta, the ASTech Gala brings together leaders from government, industry, post-secondary institutions and media to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Alberta's leaders in science and technology.
The ASTech Foundation opens its 21st call for nominations across several technology sectors. There are thirteen categories to be recognized. Nominations may be submitted any time up to the end of May to be considered for the current calendar year.
ASTech Award Categories
Outstanding Leadership in Alberta Science
Outstanding Leadership in Alberta Technology
Applied Research and/or Commercialization of Innovation:
SAIT Polytechnic Outstanding Achievement in Applied Technology and Innovation
Outstanding Commercial Achievement in Alberta Science and Technology (Sales <$25M and Sales >$25M)
Leaders of Tomorrow sponsored by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology
Outstanding Contribution to the Alberta Science and Technology Community
Impact of Influence on Albertans:
Societal Impact Award
Outstanding Achievement in Environmental Technology and Innovation sponsored by Agrium Inc.
Innovation in Oil Sands Research Sponsored by Syncrude Canada Ltd.
Innovation in Agricultural Science Sponsored by Dow AgroSciences
Innovation in Information and Communications Technology
Excellence in Science and Technology Public Awareness
For more information and to download the nomination form, please visit the ASTech website.