D3O is a ground breaking impact protection solutions company that licenses a range of unique patented smart materials. The market-changing D3O® technology is used to produce a shock absorbing material which can be found in a range of products across the motorcycle, sport, footwear, electronics, military and workwear sectors.
D3O® technology was proven during the 2006 Winter Olympics, when the US and Canadian ski teams pioneered revolutionary D3O® soft armour. With no compromise on protection, the range of D3O® low profile, light weight, flexible and breathable limb protectors changed the global protective wear market overnight.
Today, D3O® impact protection and shock absorption technology solutions for customers lead and challenge the markets.
2002 - 2004
Innovation development and worldwide patent awarded.
D3O develops a lightweight, flexible, soft armour for the sports industry, and is used commercially for the first time by US and Canadian Olympic ski teams.
Three new material formulations created to cater for a wider range of product and market applications.
One of the D3O founders wins the Arena O2 Entrepreneur of the year award in recognition of the D3O development.
Entering the motorcycle market, ground-breaking D3O® body armour revolutionises the industry’s approach to safety. Today, D3O® technology is the motorcycle market’s leading protective wear solution with global partners that include Furygan, Rukka, Icon and Hyod.
Launch into the electronic market through integration into phone and tablet casing. Within three years D3O® technology is found in consumer brands T-Mobile, Apple and Samsung.
Demand for D3O® solutions in the military, defence and industrial sector grows. Before long product applications are developed for the US Special Ops Forces, French Gendarmerie and oil and gas sector.
Launch of D3O® Decell, a material tuned for strain rate sensitivity specifically for the athletic footwear market.
The portfolio of D3O® materials widens with the launch of Aero, Lite, Milicell and Reactor Fabric. D3O® Smart Skin technology is unveiled at ISPO Munich.
D3O wins a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for international trade for achieving 90% export sales, with 40% of sales to North America.
In January 2015, D3O is named by Sport Techie as the coolest sports tech product at CES 2015.
In April 2015, D3O raised a total of £13 million in funding from European-based investor Entrepreneurs Fund and US- and UK-based Beringea, to support the further expansion of the company’s impact protection products and international market growth.