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.
In 2003, Eric conceived of the business and brand "UP Aerospace", and brought it
to life via the resources of Remarkable Technologies, Inc. The business became
a free-standing entity "UP Aerospace, Inc." in October 2004, and provides the
general public, private enterprise, and educational institutions with round-trip
space flights for virtually any kind of payload. On April 28, 2007, UP Aerospace
flew into space 50 student experiments from around the U.S. and world, as well
as numerous commercial and scientific payloads. On this same flight, UP
Aerospace (under a launch-services contract with Celestis) flew into space the
cremated remains of Star Trek’s "Scotty" James Doohan and NASA astronaut and
pioneer L. Gordon Cooper. This historic space launch achieved global media
coverage, as it was broadcast on CNN and live to over 260 million viewers on the
here to watch a 2007 interview with Eric Knight on
SpaceChannel.TV. Although Eric moved on to
other endeavors in Jan. '08, he has been quoted as saying he has a "soft spot"
for this particular enterprise he helped birth and launch. "It's like watching a
child grow up."
You can review Eric's UP Aerospace biography & photos here.
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, EMC, 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.