Building Prosperity Through Science & Technology
Initiatives that build economic prosperity by expanding S&T research capacity and/or promoting the conversion of research into technologies and products with high commercial potential. Initiatives appropriate for this award category may include but are not limited to: commercialization programs; centers of excellence programs; university-industry partnerships; initiatives to expand research facilities; eminent scholar recruitment efforts; or, technology transfer activities.
Starting this year, the previous categories – Expanding Research Capacity and Commercializing Research – will be combined into this new category.
Evaluation Criteria for Building Prosperity Through Science & Technology
Applications will be evaluated according to a scoring system with a set of weighted criteria based on the applicant’s ability to clearly demonstrate: impact, transferability, partnerships, context, ability to achieve its vision, and innovativeness. Judges will provide an overall score and a breakout score for the six criteria listed below.
- Impact = 25%
- Transferability of Lessons Learned = 20%
- Partnerships = 15%
- Context = 15%
- Ability to Achieve its Vision = 15%
- Innovativeness = 10%