Eric Knight is a futurist, inventor, entrepreneur, and business pioneer. He is the
president of Remarkable Technologies, Inc.
In the 1980s, Eric created what many now recognize as one of
the world’s first global "e-commerce" systems. It was a dial-up computer system
that grew to nearly 10,000 subscribers from over 70 countries, and accepted
online credit-card orders many years before the practice of e-commerce became
In both 1986 and 1987, Eric was the recipient of the esteemed "Edison Award" for excellence in technology and communications.
In 1994, Eric founded Remarkable Technologies, Inc. Over the years, Eric's
company has focused on providing innovative products and services that enhance
business and empower people.
In 1996, Eric's "Para-Shirt" invention was featured as one of the top inventions
in America by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Intellectual Property
Owners Association. As an inventor, Eric has been on numerous
television programs and networks (such as CNN, The Discovery Channel, and the
BBC) as we'll as a variety of talk shows, including a guest appearance on the
Show with David Letterman.
While managing Remarkable Technologies, Inc., Eric was also the Vice President
and Director of Marketing at Outrider — an international interactive agency with
over 250 employees, spanning 18 offices in 13 countries.
Prior to Outrider, Eric had a wide-ranging thirteen-year career as a Vice
President, an Associate Creative Director, and a
Senior Copywriter at Connecticut's largest advertising agency, Mintz & Hoke Inc.
Eric was a co-founder of UP Aerospace, Inc., a space-launch services
was the CEO & Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) from June 2005 - February 2007, and
was the CMO from June 2005 - January 28, 2008. During his time as CMO,
he was responsible for UP Aerospace’s branding, sales, marketing,
While a principal of UP Aerospace, the cremated remains of James Doohan, who played "Scotty" in the
TV series "Star Trek", were launched into
space. Also on board were the cremated remains of NASA astronaut L.
Gordon Cooper, as well as dozens of experiments from students and businesses.
The mission was part of the historic inaugural space launch at Spaceport America in New Mexico, televised worldwide
on April 28, 2007. (The "Spaceport America" brand & "SpaceportAmerica.com" domain
name were originally
created and registered by Eric Knight
Technologies, Inc. on May 14, 2005.)
Eric is the co-inventor of UP Aerospace's pending U.S. Patent for the
"Payload Transportation System". He has not been involved in the operations of
UP Aerospace since January 2008, having moved on to leverage his
resources to other initiatives at Remarkable Technologies, Inc.
Clients span some of the industry’s biggest businesses and brands.
Eric has provided creative services, branding, and marketing guidance for a
wide range of major businesses, including American Express, Aetna, General
Electric / GE, The Hartford,
EMC, Fleet Capital, Northeast Utilities, United Technologies, Pratt & Whitney,
Hamilton Standard, Carrier, Otis Elevator, Gerber Scientific, Phoenix Home
Life, Loctite, MedSpan, Warner-Lambert, CertainTeed, Cuprinol Stains, Olympic
Paints & Stains, Ames Department Stores, Hartford Steam Boiler, American Savings
Bank, Webster Bank, Vision Corner, The Wiremold Company, The Big E, Permatex,
TCI, CuraGen Corporation, Connecticut Innovations, The Hartford Courant,
Litchfield Insurance Group, PHS Health Plans, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Arrow
Pharmacy and Nutrition Centers, familymeds.com, and Auction Universe.