Mark Summers - Inventures 2023

Mark Summers

Chief Innovation Officer

, Emissions Reduction Alberta

Mark Summers is Chief Innovation Officer for Emissions Reduction Alberta where he leads technology strategy development and innovation funding initiatives. Prior to his curent position with ERA, Mark was Chief Strategy Officer, leading strategic initiatives, partnerships, external relations and stakeholder engagement, and was previously Executive Director, Technology and Innovation, leading technology investment process and project management activities. Mark’s background includes technology investment program and portfolio management, renewable energy technology and climate change policy. Before joining ERA, he was Director of Renewable Energy Innovation at Alberta Innovates. He has also served as a Climate Change Engineer in the Climate Change Secretariat for the Government of Alberta, and a researcher at the University of Alberta. Mark is a Professional Engineer who holds a BSc in Engineering Physics and a PhD in Nanostructured Engineering from the UofA.



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