A Professional Engineer with some 30 years experience in technological development, policy development, technology transfer, university industry research collaboration and innovation infrastructure.
Nick Markettos started his career as a design engineer in Canada’s nuclear power industry and spent a number of years as a consulting engineer, where he gained hands-on experience in industry-research-government collaborations and technology transfer. He worked for the Ontario government in both the policy, and the scientific and technological development area, initially in the energy field, later in the environmental and most recently in innovation infrastructure and technology commercialization.
In his current position as Director, Strategic Partnerships at McMaster University and McMaster Innovation Park Liaison, he is responsible for the development of strategic partnerships, involving the use of university research to drive economic development.
He led the development of a Biosciences strategy in Hamilton, Halton and Niagara region and has been instrumental in the establishment of the McMaster Innovation Park. Nick holds a B.Sc.(Hons) from Sussex University, UK and a M.Eng. Degree from McMaster University. He is an active member of Professional Engineers Ontario. He has also been actively involved with a number of industry and community organizations.