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You’ll find tools and resources below to help you communicate how Alberta Innovates has invested in your work, along with resources to help you along your path promoting your work to the media and through stories and social media.
Your work is part of a bigger picture, a picture of a vibrant and exciting Alberta research, innovation, and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
And Alberta Innovates is proud to play a role with you.
When you make your work public through news releases, media interviews, announcements, presentations, signs, publications, and more, we would love for you to mention us and our role in helping you.
This not only connects your work with a provincial organization, but it also helps promote our services to other companies that may be looking for assistance.
An important part of your journey is telling your story, and we’re here to help.
When you hit business milestones or post-secondary milestones as a researcher or student (including awards and other recognition), reach out to us. We’ll explore the possibility of featuring you on one of our channels.
Working with the media? We’re here to help. Say ‘hello’, and we’ll send you some helpful tips to make sure you shine!
Need a logo and the Alberta Innovates’ brand guidelines? Check the menu out below!
Shout your story from the rooftops!
Okay, you’ve told the media and other stakeholders of the grant or support you received—and the benefits it provides to your organization or project—via a news release or a story.
Now, reach out to us about promoting your story on our news page, podcast, on our social media channels, and through Learn How Alberta innovates.
Reach out to Communications@albertainnovates.ca.
Please remember, our logos can’t be used as an endorsement of your technology or work. They can only be used as an acknowledgment of support.
Right click on the logo above and click “save image as…”
Download and refer to our brand guidelines, below, when using Alberta Innovates logos. Contact us if you have any questions.
We are very appreciative of any time our clients and partners can give us a “shout out.” An acknowledgment as simple as “with the support of Alberta Innovates” can go a long way in helping raise awareness of our services and supports that helped you!
Other sample acknowledgements include:
“I would like to acknowledge Alberta Innovates for the support they provided me for my research/business innovation.”
“My work is supported by Alberta Innovates, an organization that expands the horizon of possibilities to solve today’s challenges and create a healthier and more prosperous future for Alberta and the world.”
“I would like to acknowledge Alberta Innovates for the support for the support they provided me for my research/business innovation. Their investment helped me to bring my ideas and innovations to market faster.”
Congratulations, you’ve hit a milestone! Now what?
Here are a few ideas:
Notify the media and other stakeholders of the grant or support you received—and the benefits it provides to your organization or project—via a news release or a story. Describe your work in an active voice that promotes how your work is going to benefit Alberta, and possibly the world.
Reach out to us about promoting your story on our website and through our social channels.
Post messages on your social media profile and be sure to share your post with us. We’re active on social media, and can help you reach a larger audience:
Consider reaching out to your local, regional government and civic representatives at various stages of your work’s journey. This gives you an opportunity to socialize it amongst a larger audience whose focus is on promoting the great work going on in their jurisdictions.
It is always a good opportunity to connect with your local government representative to build a relationship.
Just got a request from the media? Not sure where to start or what to do?
Download our handy two-pager for some insight on how to confidently respond to media inquiries.
Albertans need to be aware of all the innovative initiatives that are happening right here that are contributing to a healthy and prosperous future, made possible by the ingenuity of Albertans. Learn How Alberta innovates showcases people and projects across the province, who are innovating. Our goal is to encourage Albertans to learn how we are collectively solving problems and creating opportunities. Learn How highlights the many ways that Albertans innovate – creating a sense of hope and optimism for the future of Alberta and our evolving economy.
Learn How Alberta innovates has three main objectives:
We’re hoping you’ll share your stories of innovation!
Visit the Learn How Innovation Gallery.
As a recipient of funding from Alberta Innovates, you’ve agreed to acknowledge, verbally and/or in writing, the support you receive from us and the role it has played in your work. Provincial support for your research, innovation, or company is an investment by Albertans.
As such, it is important for taxpayers to know how their dollars are being spent. By acknowledging the role we’ve played in your work you’re demonstrating to Albertans the value of the investment we’ve made in you. In addition, by acknowledging us in your work, you help strengthen public understanding of, and support for, Alberta Innovates and the efforts we’re making to improve the lives and livelihood of Albertans through our investments in research and innovation for generations to come!