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Taking on the Dragons

Teri Devine

Sine Slice Inc., winner of a special episode of CBC’s Dragons’ Den sponsored by Shell Canada, has developed a technological innovation that will reduce energy consumption, amplify renewable energy outputs, and lengthen battery life in electric vehicles.

Sine Slice, winners of the Dragons' Den Energy Innovation Special

Sine Slice came about when Bill McSheffrey, a frequency and energy expert, partnered with Brian Timmons, an IT professional from the small village of Oxford Mills in North Grenville. The men have been working from Timmons’ home office located in the beautiful village to improve the performance of sine wave energy output for over three years. They later brought two more partners into the fold, Kirk Dobbs, the Chief Executive Officer, and Chris Napior, the VP of Global Business Development. The team is also working with researchers at the University of Ottawa to improve the technology.

Chris Napior visited the Municipal office the other day to tell us more about Sine Slice and the impacts of this technology. The conversation turned towards the creative economy in rural areas. The company’s four principals are all from rural Ontario regions: Morrisburg, Manotick, Pembroke, and Oxford Mills. “Lots of innovative ideas come out of rural areas,” Chris said. “If you can do business globally and enjoy a rural quality of life, why wouldn’t you?”

Currently in discussion with international energy leaders, as well as professionals in the mining industry and renewable energy sectors, the partners have patents pending on the technology in a number of worldwide markets. In the wake of their new-found Dragons’ Den fame they are currently keeping their options open and working with business advisors so that when it comes time to make decisions, they will have the guidance they need. It is businesses like these that help to keep North Grenville Green and Growing!

To read more about Sine Slice’s victory on Dragons’ Den, click here.

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