The CEOs of companies in our portfolio, some Brightspark alumni, and other members of our family.

Dr. Neil Sarkar

Co-founder, CEO and president, AdHawk Microsystems

Neil is a renowned scientist crowned twice by the Manning Award for best Canadian Innovation. He also received the NSERC PGS-D award and the 2014 Douglas Colton Award for research excellence in microsystems.

He is the inventor of the single-chip scanning probe microscope and the micromirror-based eye-tracking, head-tracking, and display systems that are behind AdHawk Microsystems. Neil is a Ph.D, fellow of the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology and has over 15 years of experience working in the computing technology industry.

Neil is responsible for setting the overall direction and strategy for the company and for leading the design and development of AdHawk’s core technology and infrastructure.