TechRev Innovators Integrates with ASTech


TechRev, a program of Innovate Calgary, is integrating with the Alberta Science and Technology Leadership (ASTech) Foundation. These two award and recognition events will now merge into one awards ceremony, the ASTech Awards.

Innovators and innovation driven enterprises within the TechRev community are encouraged to apply for awards within the Startup or Commercial categories. 

"This collaborative effort will best serve our innovation community, recognizing significant achievements throughout our province," says Peter Garrett, president, Innovate Calgary. "The ASTech Awards are Alberta's highest science and technology honours, with awards that encapsulate those within the TechRev community. This integration into ASTech is a natural fit for the evolution of the TechRev program."

"The ASTech Awards recognize startups at all levels of achievement through to commercial success. We showcase the growth path of successful companies with many awardees advancing to and receiving national award recognition," says Sue McMaster, Executive Director, ASTech Foundation. "Bringing together these two awards/recognition platforms aligns well with our Foundation's goals of inspiring the next generation of innovation, promoting excellence and building entrepreneurship and prosperity."

Nominations for the 2016 ASTech Awards are open from March 7, 2016 though May 31, 2016. The 2016 ASTech Awards will be presented in Edmonton on October 28, 2016.

ASTech is hosting free Nomination Workshops to support nominees with the nomination application process. Workshops are March 21 in Calgary, April 4 (TBC) in Lethbridge and mid-April in Edmonton (TBC). Click here to register; space is limited.

About ASTech

The AStech Foundation identifies and celebrates outsanding achievements in science and technology in Alberta and inspires future innovation and leadership throughout the year. Its annual ASTech Awards, now in their 27th year, are Alberta's highest science and technology honours.

About TechRev

TechRev is an initiative of Innovate Calgary with a mandate to increase awareness of the technology sector in the southern Alberta region. Annually, TechRev and its partners recognize local technology innovators with standour acomplishments that represent the most forward looking and promising tech venture underway in southern Alberta.

Publish Date: 
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 08:30