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DECATHLON brings together two different activities: creating international sports products, brands and creating local and on-line retail. These two areas of expertise, along with all the brands, are united behind a common purpose: to create desirability and make the pleasure and benefits of sport accessible to all.
The company who was created in 1976 near Lille (France) has today more than 900 stores in 26 countries. These stores sell Passion brand products, made with materials provided by our Industrial brands, and also sell major international brands products (Nike, Adidas...).
DECATHLON controls the whole of the product development chain: from Research & Development to the sales floor, including design, production and logistics.
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21 Jul 2023


Adetex.ID is an early-stage UK company developing e-textiles. This includes RFID Threads®, which have a slim 1D form factor and can be woven into garments. IDTechEx caught up with founder and CEO Dr Anura Rathnayake to find out more.
16 Mar 2023

RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr Yu-Han Chang and Raghu Das
22 Nov 2019

Siemens Opens Additive Manufacturing Network

Siemens announced the official launch and general availability of the Siemens Additive Manufacturing Network, following pilots and successful implementations with customers and partners, including Decathlon, Siemens Gas & Power, Siemens Mobility, HP and Materialise.
10 Sep 2019

VARTA sponsors energy storage system for tiny house at Solar Decathlon

Developing sustainable and energy-efficient houses is one of the major goals of the energy transition in the building sector. Participants in the Solar Decathlon Europe international student competition have now implemented this in the construction of a tiny house, and received several awards for it.
26 Mar 2018

What to expect at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2018

Connecting Emerging Technologies With Global Brands 11 - 12 April 2018 | Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany
24 Feb 2016

Unmatched Insights at IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe in Berlin

Europe's largest event on printed, flexible and organic electronics, Printed Electronics Europe 2016, hosted by IDTechEx in Berlin on April 27-28 features over 226 speakers from 30 countries. The speaker programme has been designed by IDTechEx analysts embedded in the industry cherry picking the biggest brands and most innovative technology developments from around the world.
28 Apr 2015

Next Generation of Wearables for Sport Application

21 Apr 2015

Companies with One Trillion Euros sales present at the IDTechEx Show!

Companies with over One Trillion Euros in combined sales will present at IDTechEx's Event on Emerging Technologies. Tesco, Qualcomm, Ericsson, United Technologies, Jaguar Land Rover, Shell provide insights, products and use cases on printed electronics, energy harvesting, wearable technologies, IoT and more.
15 Apr 2015

Experts present disruptive technologies at Wearable Technology Europe

There are just two weeks to go until IDTechEx host Printed Electronic Europe 2015, at Berlin's Estrel Conference Center on 28 & 29 April.
1 Apr 2015

Wearable, automotive and IoT drive sensor growth at IDTechEx Show!

The last decade has seen the cost of sensors fall to an average sales price of 50 cents from several dollars, driven first by the increase in sensors for automotive followed by consumer electronics such as smart phones. The next phase of volume growth will be driven by wearable technology, IoT and driver assisted/autonomous vehicles. This is also driving work on new types of sensors, such as flexible, larger area ones.
18 Mar 2015

Take a peek at the Big Brands Speaking at Printed Electronics Europe

The agenda for Europe's leading event on printed, organic and flexible electronics which takes place on 28-29 April in Berlin, Germany is now live! The event features over 180 speakers including many big brands such as Qualcomm, United Technologies Research, Jaguar Land Rover, Sony, Decathlon, Flextronics, Shell, GE Aviation, Ericsson, AugstaWestland, Intel, Sharp, JC Decaux and many more.
9 Mar 2015

Graphene: in need of business development

About $160 million has been invested in graphene companies, excluding government and IPO financing. Companies continue to move up the value chain, from selling graphene to selling graphene based intermediary products such as inks - a welcome development from end users as it lifts their burden of fine tuning and experimentation.
2 Mar 2015

Explore radical new enabling technologies behind wearable technology

Europe's biggest wearable technology event exploring the upcoming technologies and their market drivers.
25 Feb 2015

The biggest end-users discuss their PE needs: Berlin, April 28-29

At the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe event, some of the key end-users presenting include United Technologies Research, Jaguar Land Rover, JC Decaux, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Crown Packaging and many more.
14 Jan 2015

Printed Electronics Europe: Meet customers, do better business

Printed electronics products need to be value aligned rather than cost aligned. Find new opportunities from a commercial perspective and do business rather than meet old friends at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe event in Berlin on 28-29 April. Register by Jan 23rd to save 40%.
14 Jan 2015

Wearable Sports Technology from Decathlon

Interview with IDTechEx from Printed Electronics USA 2014, revealing innovation and insights from Decathlon with regards to wearable technology.
3 Dec 2014


Runtastic GmbH produce apps, products and services for fitness and exercise tracking. Alongside a suite of niche hardware, the Runtastic Orbit is a waterproof fitness tracker wristband for general fitness and sleep monitoring. They also produce a suite of 18 mobile apps for fitness which have been downloaded 95 million times.
20 Nov 2014

Next generation of Wearables for sport application

29 Oct 2014

Wearable Technology Live! USA 2014

The wearable ecosystem assembles at IDTechEx's co-located Santa Clara events Santa Clara, CA, USA and Cambridge, UK - Oct. 27, 2014.
21 Oct 2014

The Internet of Things: Who will be the winners?

The Internet of Things is of great excitement to many of the world's largest consumer electronics companies because they seek the "next big thing", with existing markets in smart phones, tablets and computing saturating.