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Marc Wickham

PhD Candidate: evaluation of the long term impacts of science technology & innovation programs

Email:marc.wickham@carleton.ca

Marc is pursuing his course of studies, on a part-time basis, while working for the federal government. He is currently working for the Department of Natural Resources in the area of clean energy research, development & demonstration (RD&D). In his current role, he works as part of a small team that delivers four clean energy RD&D programs; has responsibilities for all aspects of the management of these programs, from initial design, to day-to-day operations, to reporting & evaluation, to collaboration with other countries and jurisdictions; and manages a number of projects in the area of carbon capture & storage (CCS).

Prior to working for the federal government, Marc worked as a venture capital professional for two leading Canadian private equity funds, for a period of 8 years, where he was involved in the formation and financing of technology companies. He has also worked in R&D, engineering, finance and operations with several private sector technology companies.

Marc’s research interests are in the area of Innovation, Science & Environment. He is particularly interested in the transition from the current energy system to one that will have fewer environmental impacts, and in the various policy drivers could be employed to effect this transition. He is also interested in the global financial industry and how private and public financial resources can be utilized to achieve broad public policy goals. Marc has a Bachelors of Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration, both from McGill University.