• Alberta Economic Development & Trade


    The Government of Alberta works collaboratively to achieve its vision of an innovative and prosperous province where Albertans enjoy a high quality of life built on a healthy environment, a competitive economy and vibrant communities.  To this end, the government is committed to making Alberta the most competitive jurisdiction in North America. Our ongoing support for science and technology will help Alberta maintain a leadership role in the global economy, and attract and develop world class researchers, learners, leaders and innovators. Through support for world class research and innovation efforts, we will transform our economy. Our people are naturally entrepreneurial, and out great Alberta spirit will do the rest.

    The Alberta government proudly celebrates outstanding achievement within Alberta’s science and technology community and supports the role of science and technology in our next generation economy.

    Alberta Economic Development & Trade supports the Leaders of Tomorrow Award which provides a cash prize of $10,000 to the winner.

  • Alberta Innovates


    Alberta Innovates works collaboratively to support research and innovation activities directed at the growth and development of technology-based sectors, the commercialization of technology, the provision of business and technical services, and initiatives that encourage a strong science, technology and entrepreneurial culture in Alberta.

    We salute the scientists, researchers and innovators of Alberta who are making our province the place to invent, invest, collaborate, research and turn ideas into solutions for a better life.



    Since 1920, The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) has been a vibrant and progressive self-governing association.

    We serve the public interest by regulating the practices of engineering and geoscience in Alberta, by providing leadership for our professions, and by upholding our members in their professional practices. APEGA registers, sets practice standards and determines disciplinary actions, when necessary, for Members. The designations P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph. and Professional Licensee., or a Permit to Practice in the case of a company, ensure that legal, academic and experience requirements to practice have been met. They also signify adherence to the high standards and ethics of the professions. Only those individuals licensed with APEGA can practice or use titles relating to these professions in Alberta.

  • Bennett Jones LLP

    Bennet Jones LLP invests in ASTech because we see the positive impact ASTech provides to Alberta and Albertans, helping make our province more attractive for science, technology and related business investment; enhancing skilled worker recruitment; and in attracting and inspiring leaders in science, technology and business.

  • Dow AgroSciences


    Dow AgroSciences Canada is a research-based, agricultural sciences company with a diverse product portfolio including weed, insect, and disease management for crops, range and pasture, forestry and industrial vegetation management.  The company also has significant investments in plant genetics and biotechnology platforms in canola and corn which focus on a range of input production traits and value-added quality traits.  Established field research capabilities across Western and Eastern Canada include a canola breeding station and global trait research facility in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and a corn breeding station at St. Mary’s Ontario.  Significant research and commercial development alliances in Canada include the National Research Council’s Plan Biotechnology Institute in Saskatoon, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

    Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. is an affiliate of Dow AgroSciences LLC, a $3.4-billion global company based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dow AgroSciences LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. For more information visit

    Dow AgroSciences looks at participation with ASTech as a key investment in the well-being of our community.  Society is an enormous beneficiary of the outputs of science and technology, but often, these benefits are just taken for granted.  ASTech inspires us to sit up and take notice, and afford us the opportunity to celebrate some of the astounding efforts and results that the technologists and scientists of our region are realizing every day.

    Dow AgroSciences sponsors the Innovation in Agricultural Science Award which provides a $10,000 cash prize to the winner.



  • Foundation CMG

    Foundation CMG is shaping the future of technology. Our mission is to promote and fund professors and grad students with learning and research in areas of computer numerical modelling and visualization of oil and gas recovery processes, reservoirs and related topics with collaboration & technology transfer with industry. Technology, when linked to a simple, clear and coherent concept rooted in deep understanding is an essential driver in accelerating forward momentum.

    Foundation CMG:  Investing in ASTech to celebrate excellence, inspire research teams and expand awareness.

  • Innovate Calgary

    Innovate Calgary is where startups, entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, industry and partners within the advanced technology sector take innovation and ideas to business.  Our integrated approach to commercialization focuses on facilitating connections among stakeholders and offering a comprehensive range of programs and services to achieve more.

    We approach the commercialization of innovation differently.  To learn more, Just Ask.

    Innovate Calgary is a proud Patron of the ASTech Awards to help celebrate and recognize those individuals behind the innovations that continuously improve the quality of our business and personal lives. 

  • NAIT

    NAIT aspires to be the most relevant and responsive post-secondary institution in Canada and one of the world's leading polytechnics. NAIT produces an excpetional skilled workforce, aligned directly to industry needs to create enterprises that compete worldwide.

  • SAIT


    SAIT is a leader in applied education, world-renowned for its training expertise and for providing skilled employees to the energy sector and other industries. SAIT’s Applied Research and Innovation Services department was launched in 2003 to help industry partners take new technologies to market. With 35,000 square feet of specialized research facilities, over 40 full-time researchers, and a strong track record for grant awards – SAIT is the applied research partner of choice for over 200 organizations a year.

    SAIT sponsors the Outstanding Achievement in Applied Technology and Innovation Award which comes with a $10,000 cash prize for the winner.

  • Syncrude


    Alberta’s science and technology community contributes in countless ways to better and more prosperous lives for our province’s citizens.

    The ASTech Awards recognize and celebrate these contributions, and Syncrude is proud to support them.

    Syncrude sponsors the Innovaiton in Oil Sands Research Award which provides a $10,000 cash prize to the winner. 



    TELUS proudly drives innovation through the provision of state-of-the-art information communication technology, but just as importantly we shape the future as We Give Where We Live including 165,000 volunteer hours and $9.5 million given to Alberta communities in 2013.

    TELUS sponsors the Innovation in Information and Communications Technology Award which provides a $10,000 cash prize to the winner.



  • University of Alberta


    The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top five universities. Conducting both basic and applied research, we are home to: state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities, 400 research laboratories, and over 170 graduate programs and 200 undergraduate programs.

    Our reputation continues to grow driven by significant achievements such as: the Edmonton Protocol treatment for Type 1 diabetes, pioneering nanotechnology work, the world’s first hepatitis B antiviral and a robust tech transfer and commercialization record that includes 80 active spin-off companies.



  • University of Calgary


    Through discovery, creativity and innovation, our scholars promote prosperity and improve quality of life. The University of Calgary is proud to celebrate and showcase our outstanding research leaders and the innovations in science and technology that are critical to shaping Alberta’s future. 



  • University of Lethbridge

    The University of Lethbridge is Canada’s destination for all who seek a liberal education-based university that inspires research-informed teaching and learning, creative discovery, and community engagement.