Topic page: Aerogel

R&D, market, and business data from Mergeflow.

What is aerogel?

Aerogel is a material derived from a gel, however the liquid component for the gel has been replaced with a gas without substantially affecting the gel structure. The result is a solid with very low density and very low thermal conductivity.

Technology Readiness Level

According to Mergeflow's data and analyses (see 360° Report), aerogels is present in venture capital, market estimates, and mainstream industry news.

This suggests a TRL rating of 'Mature' (TRL 7-9).

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Venture-backed company: OROS

OROS aerogel-based apparel screenshot

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OROS is a venture-backed company that uses aerogel technology, originally developed by NASA to insulate spacecraft, to make outerwear that is thin, warm, and breathable.

R&D: DLR Institute of Materials Research

Mergeflow SaaS showing venture investments in the area of predictive maintenance and machine learning

Image from DLR, Institute of Materials Research.

Barbara Milow and her team study aerogels for making lithium sulfur batteries, insulation materials, and new kinds of (air) filters.

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360° Report

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Mergeflow 360° report on aerogel ventures, markets, patents, research, and news See the report

Data on aerogel applications

The PowerBI report below is interactive. All data are from Mergeflow's API. You can maximize the display, by clicking on the symbol.

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