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Posted by: Helen Walters on July 9, 2007

There’s a lot of interesting work happening in the materials arena. A while back, we wrote an article about d3o, a young British company which designed a material which is really flexible but incredibly resilient. It’s been used in a lot of sports equipment, including motorcycle gloves and ski gear — Bode Miller wore a suit in the Turin Winter Olympics, and though he did memorably badly in competition, at least he didn’t hurt himself when he fell. The company is low key but the design is high tech. And now founder Richard Palmer just walked off with Entrepreneur of the Year award, held by Arena magazine and British phone carrier, O2. I’m still waiting on details of what this really means, but in the meantime, check out this video of Palmer explaining the whys and wherefores of his innovation:

Reader Comments

Fernando Buzalaf

July 10, 2007 8:56 AM

It´s a very interesting product and I would like to establish a contact with a responsible person in the company in order to talk about a possible partnership in Latin America countries.
Kind Regards
Fernando Buzalaf
Cenarium Energy Co.


July 10, 2007 9:05 AM

According to d3o's website (, they have a few email addresses:; Telephone number: +44 1273 739 410. That's in Brighton, England. Good luck!


August 1, 2007 3:53 AM

Hi Fernando,

Thanks for your interest in d3o and sorry for the late reply. You can send your enqury to me if you like and i'll forward it on to the relevant people.

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