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Mawashi Science & Technology is a leading-edge Canadian innovation company developing human augmentation systems, including game-changing exoskeleton technologies.

Based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu on the south shore of Montreal, Mawashi uses modern science in human factors, ergonomics and biomimicry, as well as an approach to new product development that includes multiphysics engineering and industrial design.


Core Ideology

Mawashi's corporate mission is to:

  • Protect human life

  • Enhance human capabilities

  • Contribute to the technological advancement and well-being of humanity

Our core values are:

  • Respect & open-mindedness

  • Imagination & creativity

  • Passion & dedication

  • Empowerment & buy-in



Our corporate culture fosters:

  • Team spirit

  • Collaboration

  • Design & innovation

Mawashi promotes the collaboration between its multidisciplinary workforce in order to create a symbiosis between Design, Engineering and Human Factors. Through brainstorming sessions where all employees' experiences are pooled together, Mawashi reaches an unprecedented level of innovation.

Mawashi's workspace are optimized to facilitate communication and collaboration between employees. The increase of interaction between Mawashi's personnel gives rise to unconventional, out-of-the-box and innovative concepts and ideas that make Mawashi a unique and outstanding company.


Multidisciplinary Workforce

Mawashi's multidisciplinary team consists of experts coming from various domains, mainly:

  • Human factors & ergonomics (ergonomists, kinesiologists, biomechanics)

  • Multiphysics engineering (mechanical, structural, electrical and biomedical engineering, as well as mechatronics)

  • Industrial design (ideation, conceptualization, computer-assisted design and prototyping)

The plurality and diversity of knowledge and experiences as well as the combination of each employee's personality result in a creative, out of the box thinking and productive workforce with an extraordinary innovation potential.




Mr. Etienne Lamoureux, P.Eng.
General Manager



Mr. Simon Pesant, Ph.D.
Director General Administration

Mr. Pesant has completed a Ph.D. in Material Physics where he studied the properties of several polymers as well as superconductors. He has extensive knowledge in material science, mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and thermal physics. With more than 10 years of experience in R&D project coordination and management in the defense, aeronautics and aerospace industries, he has developed great technical skills in manufacturing processes, product development and product experimental testing. Mr. Pesant is resourceful, versatile and creative and has the ability to address complex problems and efficiently find the adequate solution.




Mr. Dominic Ferron
Design Director

Graduated in Industrial Design Techniques, Mr. Ferron cumulates 15 years of experience in product development. He has mainly worked in the automotive and defense sectors. Inspired to change the world by contributing to the development of exoskeleton technologies and other revolutionary products, the role of Mr. Ferron as technical manager is to lead the technical and technological decision-making process to ensure that the design output are products which are optimized, reliable and intuitive. Professionalism and quality of work are values promoted by Mr. Ferron, as well as an environment which favors a sense of belonging and fun at work. 


Mr. Charles-Étienne Caron, P.Eng., M.Eng.
Engineering Director

History of Mawashi

Mawashi was founded in 2003 by Mr. Alain L. Bujold. Since its foundation, more than 130 research and development (R&D) projects were realized in the Defense, Law Enforcement, Correctional Services and the industrial sector. Notably, Mawashi worked in the past as a solution provider for several prime contractors, among which Raytheon, Rheinmetall, Sagem, Ultra Electronics TCS, CGI and DEW Engineering and Development. For more details about Mawashi's past projects see our Projects and Achievements section.

By employing over 18 years of direct experience in development and conception of Human Augmentation Systems (HAS), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Load-Carriage and Thermoregulation systems and relying on extensive research, development, and design knowledge Mawashi has created revolutionary new solutions and made significant enhancements to existing products for soldiers and special forces operators.

In 2014, Mawashi entered a new phase and reoriented its core activities towards Human Augmentation Systems. Effectively, Mawashi was selected by the Pentagon (US Department of Defense) to participate in an innovation contest on HAS, more specifically an exoskeleton for Special Operations Forces. This project gave rise to Mawashi's first functional exoskeleton prototype that later on served as a basis for our UPRISE® Tactical Exoskeleton.

Mawashi's team utilizes its expertise in Human Factors Engineering, Biomimicry, Impact Management, Load Carriage and its specializations in new product development, advanced apparel and equipment, novel materials, and systems integration to provide world leading products and solutions. Mawashi manufactures state-of-the-art products and we are dedicated to advancing the cutting-edge of science and technology, by developing innovative solutions for specialty-applications personnel.