Partner Council

Mark Summers

Associate Vice President, Agriculture and Environment
Alberta Innovates

Mark Summers is the Associate Vice President for Agriculture and Environment at Alberta Innovates. In this role, Mark leads the strategic development and oversight of funding initiatives for Alberta Innovates in the areas of agriculture and food innovation, sustainable materials, and environmental sustainability. Prior to his current position, he was the Chief Innovation Officer and previously the Chief Strategy Officer at Emissions Reduction Alberta.

Mark serves in various volunteer capacities professionally, including as Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Faculty of Business, Environment, and Technology (FBET) at NorQuest College, as a member of the Future Energy Systems Strategic Leadership Advisory Board (FES SLAB) for the University of Alberta, and as a representative on the Energy Futures Lab Partners Council.

Mark is passionate about technology, innovation, collaboration, and perpetual betterment across all facets of professional and personal endeavour. Mark is a Professional Engineer who holds a BSc in Engineering Physics and a PhD in Nanostructured Engineering from the University of Alberta.