Awards Categories: Building Prosperity Through Science & Technology

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.

Judging Criteria:

  • Impact = 25%
  • Transferability of Lessons Learned = 20%
  • Partnerships = 15%
  • Context = 15%
  • Ability to Achieve its Vision = 15%
  • Innovativeness = 10%

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