Nike Sport Research
The Nike Explore Team Sport Research Lab is philosophically and physically at the heart of the NIKE, Inc. World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. It began as a small lab in Exeter, N.H. more than 30 years ago, and has grown into a a world-class research facility harnessing dedicated brainpower and state-of-the-science research equipment unequalled in the sporting goods industry. Carrying on the traditions of Nike’s original sport researcher Bill Bowerman the lab continues to deliver proven scientific insights that help drive performance innovations across the Nike brand.
Today, the lab employs more than 40 researchers, many of whom hold doctorates or master’s degrees in a wide range of scientific disciplines including biomechanics, physiology, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, math, kinesiology and systems science. Combined, the team brings more than 250 years of sport research experience to NIKE, Inc.