Decathlon states an intention to propose and make accessible high-performance, innovative products designed for the well-being of sports people.
The Decathlon research centre, the Industrial Division, the brands and the Design department work daily to provide the best solutions for sports people of all abilities. Decathlon keeps this promise on a daily basis by controlling every stage of the product creation process: listening to customers, analysing the human body in motion and seeking out the best components.
From the day our first researcher was hired in 1990 until today, the significant increase in investment in R&D clearly illustrates its importance to Decathlon. upstream, Decathlon SportsLab carries out research programmes into the needs of sports people.
Downstream, it also checks the technical balance between the brands’ offer and the expectations of users. Decathlon SportsLab deploys considerable resources in order to properly carry out the 5 steps essential to any scientific approach (observe, understand, imagine, experiment and check):
- more than 50 researchers
- a worldwide network of scientific laboratories, research organisations, universities and industrial partners.
On average, this organisation enables our teams to register 40 patents per year.