Shocknife® has been nominated for the Ernest C. Manning Awards.
The Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation has been recognizing and encouraging innovation in Canada since 1982. By means of a nomination, Canadians who have demonstrated recent innovative talent in developing and successfully marketing a new concept, process or procedure, may be eligible for one of these awards:
- Principal Award ($100,000)
- Award of Distinction ($25,000)
- Innovation Awards (2 at $10,000)*
*reserved for those without the benefit of research facilities or advanced education in the field of their innovation.
This year the awards will be presented at a gala event in Vancouver in September.
Shocknife®’s composite blade is incapable of cutting, but it gives you a shock that simulates the feeling of being knifed. For those involved in the military, corrections and law enforcement it is a huge step forward in inducing the fear and stress required for realistic training.
Shocknife® has also been selected by the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce as one of Manitoba’s Cül Companies.
To find out more about Shocknife®, visit its website at http://www.shocknife.com/.
You can also learn more about Shocknife® by visiting the Manitoba’s Cül Companies portion of the MCC website.
Other Manitoba nominees for the 2009 Ernest C. Manning Awards include:
Dr. Magdy Younnes (University of Manitoba) — inventor of a proportionate assistant ventilation technology used in hospitals around the world. The University of Manitoba earns one of its most lucrative royalty payments from it;
Kirk Schroeder (Energy P.O.D. Inc.) — inventor of a battery-inverted generator that can harness energy from a variety of sources for use in remote locations.
Geoff Taylor (Vista Medical) — inventor of a specialized pressure mapping surface to detect distribution of forces between a person and surface — such as detection of bed sores;
Doyle Buehler (Mytego Inc) — inventor of a system for customer-designed “skins” or “wraps” for portable electronic devices.
This article was composed, in part, from information in the Winnipeg Free Press.