Societal Impact

Societal Impact Award

This award is presented to an individual or team who has led, or significantly contributed to a technological innovation that has resulted in a positive impact on society.

Written nomination submission MUST address the following criteria:

Describe the technical innovation and the magnitude of its impact

  • Describe the technological innovation in terms that a non-expert in the field would understand.
  • What is the magnitude of the impact on society?

 The need addressed by the innovation

  • Identify what problem or societal need is addressed by the technological innovation.

 Degree and type of societal benefits

  • Describe the results achieved and the societal benefits that have been realized.

Sustainability and scalability

  • Clearly address the scale and sustainability of the innovation.

 Demonstrate social and economic impact

  • How does the technology or innovation contribute to improved quality of life? 
  • How does it enhance economic development? For example, does it create/and or retain high paying jobs?
  • How does it further the growth and diversification of Alberta's economy?