Portland, OR, October 17, 2019 – OROS, the brand behind SOLARCORE – a ground-breaking insulation that incorporates aerogel, the least conductive material known to humankind – has recently been awarded a multi-million-dollar subcontract under a Other Transaction Authority prototype agreement (pOTA) from the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center (CCDC-SC) division of the US Department of Defense and Northeastern University’s Kostas Research Institute (KRI).
Effective immediately, the contract encompasses a 3-year partnership between OROS, Northeastern University and the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center (CCDC-SC) division of the US Department of Defense and will support OROS as they continue to engineer the best insulation on the planet.
“OROS has developed an R&D program that is unmatched in the industry. We have created this program with the sole focus of pioneering apparel and tech, so you can push your boundaries,” says Jeff Nash, CTO and VP of Product at OROS. By creating a proprietary technology that integrates aerogel, the same material NASA uses to insulate Mars Rovers, OROS has moved beyond what was previously thought possible in insulation tech.
“This contract will aid OROS’ R&D initiatives and help bring to life OROS’ next-generation insulation tech,” says Michael Markesbery, Co-founder & CEO of OROS, “we are honored to be awarded the contract, as we continue on our mission to pioneer insulation technology.”
At its core, OROS believes science moves the world forward. The team will continue to pioneer new technology that revolutionizes experiences in the outdoors and encourages explorers to find their beyond.
Approved For Public Release: CCDC SC – POA # U19-1578