Welcome to the Alberta Innovates Application Portal, powered by SmartSimple.
In this video, I'm going to cover how to register as a member of a Government Entity, wholly owned Government Subsidiary, or other Government entity.
To begin, you'll want to navigate to our portal at albertainnovates.smartsimple.ca
Once on this page, click the blue Register button in the bottom-left hand corner of the screen.
The first step in the registration process is to determine which registration form you'll need to fill out.
If you are an employee of the Government of Alberta, a Government of Alberta Ministry or Agency, an Alberta Crown-Corporation, a municipality within Alberta, or any other publicly owned entity within Alberta, click the button for Government Entity - Alberta and Affiliates. If you are an employee of a Government, a Government Ministry or Agency, a crown-corporation, municipality, or any other publicly owned entity outside of Alberta, click the button for Government Entity - Other. Both forms have the same registration questions; the reason for the two separate pages is to tag you with the correct information so that we can service you better, so please ensure you click the button that's most relevant to you.
On the registration form, the first field is a lookup field for your organization. If I was affiliated with "the Government of Alberta" for example, I only need to start typing in the word "government" for the Government of Alberta pop up. At this point, I can simply select that option and continue on with my form.
If your entity does not show up, you will need to use the expanded registration form that will also register your entity. You can find this expanded form by clicking on this link here.
On our registration forms, please fill out all of the information marked with stars, as these fields are mandatory.
For the Legal Name field, you will need to input the name of the entity exactly as stated on their incorporation and legal documents.
The Trade Name field is not mandatory, but you can use it if your entity has an officially registered Trade Name.
Below this are the fields for the entity's address, and below this is the field for the Jurisdiction of Incorporation. If your entity is within Alberta, please select "Alberta" from this list. If your entity is outside of Canada, please select "Other" from this list and write the country in the box that appears below.
The next field is the Organization's Primary Business Sector. Please select the sector that is closest to your entity's primary occupation. For most Government Entities, you'll likely want to choose "Public administration."
Next, while not mandatory, please provide us with your entity's website.
This completes the registration section for your entity.
The section below is the registration information for yourself. Note that this section below is the same on this form (where you register your entity) as the form we showed previously where you simply selected your entity from the lookup field. Please note: the information below should be your professional information, rather than your personal info.
For the Work Email field, please enter the email associated with your entity, if you have one. This is the email address you'll use to login to our website and receive email correspondence. For the Work Phone field, please enter your phone number with the area code. If you do not have a work phone, a personal phone is acceptable.
The final field is in relation to communications and promotions. Please note: opting out of communications here does not opt you out of the automatic emails sent by our system or the correspondence between our Grants Team and yourself, as these are necessary to assist you during the granting process.
When you're finished the form, click the blue "Submit" button at the bottom of the screen. If there are any missing fields or errors on your form, the messages will appear at the top of the screen. You may need to scroll up to the top of the screen to see the messages if nothing happens when you try to click the submit button.
Once all of the errors have been resolved, please click the submit button again. You'll know that registration has been completed successfully when you see this confirmation screen. If you were not directed to this screen your registration was NOT successful; please check your internet settings and try again. At this point, the system will automatically send you an email to set up your password. Once that is complete, you will be able to log into our system and begin applying for grants.
I hope this video has been informative for you. Please check out our other videos for additional information on our system.
We look forward to receiving your Application.