Jason MacFarlane

VP, Innovation Ecosystem

Jason MacFarlane

Jason MacFarlane

VP, Innovation Ecosystem

Jason MacFarlane is VP, Innovation Ecosystem at MaRS Discovery District, where he oversees the vision and strategy of product offerings ensuring the development and delivery of valuable products and services to ventures and external partners. Areas of focus include market intelligence, learning solutions, startup accelerator programs, impact adoption and corporate innovation. For multiple decades, Jason has mentored startups and enhanced the connectivity, knowledge and capacity of ecosystems in hardware product development, cleantech, medical devices and advanced manufacturing technologies.

Jason brings over 25 years of business, product design and manufacturing expertise along with a range of leadership roles. He has expertise leading and growing an engineering services business, driving B2B sales and operations in a wide range of industries including; automotive, industrial automation and machine, consumer, medical, transportation and advanced technology.

Jason is a registered professional engineer and has an Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering degree from Queen’s University.