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Nike Cyclists’ World

Nike Cyclists' World delivers meaningful customer experience through infrastructure and equipment proving that users’ lives matter.

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Nike brand believes in human potential and serves people through its products. Nike Cyclists' World is a complementary environment dedicated for cyclists and hand cyclists (also for those with movement disabilities who are not able to use a standard bicycle) delivering meaningful customer experience through:

1) infrastructure: luminous rubber paths

2) equipment providing safety and comfort

 to inspire, motivate and protect users’ lives.


Luminous paths  -> paths dedicated to cyclists, constructed from rubber and luminophores that charge during the day and glow for up to 10 hours (without any additional source of energy).


a) providing safety -> e.g. bicycle helmets, safety vests, safety knee pads, tires

b) providing comfort -> e.g. bicycle seats, gloves, baskets, travelling bags, waterproof jackets/raincoats, wind protection trailers

The whole ecosystem of this project should take into account users' personalized experience (including e.g. psychological needs, social connections, self-actualization = personal potential) and should aim at 3 fundamentals:

1) Utility (to meet individual needs)

2) Usability (to provide easy interactions within this project)

3) Pleasurablity (to motivate/inspire, to make people feel fulfilled)

Exemplary, potential actions within this project includes:

-to connect people (professionals, standard users, prospective users) through the infrastructure, dedicated platform/Nike’s existing app (with professional athletes’ support), marathons, trainings

-to inspire (benefits from sport : physical /e.g. to reduce obesity/, mental /e.g. to increase brain's efficiency/, social /to join inspiring environment, to meet new friends/)

-to rise consciousness regarding disabilities (integrating cyclists with hand cyclists who are not able to ride a standard bike, creating hand cyclists' community)

-to co-create ( implementing personalization platform so that users would be able to co-design products using personalization)

- to gain significance (Nike’s web voting where to construct the luminous path, etc.)

-to bring impact through gamification (taking a part in charity actions: e.g. collecting kilometers through app and support children/athletes in need

-to promote safety as taking care of users' lives ( the most precious value) and to promote responsibility = sustainable solutions ( using various channels of communication, including multi solutions touchpoints as QR codes, etc.)


Company / Organization Name (if applicable)


Which Nike Grind materials will your idea utilize?

  • Rubber Outsoles
  • Rubber Flashings
  • Rubber Granulate
  • EVA Foam Injection Scraps
  • EVA Foam Flashings
  • EVA Foam Sheets & Blocks
  • EVA Foam Components
  • Mixed Apparel Textile
  • Mixed Footwear Textile
  • Full Grain Leather Scraps
  • Split Leather Scraps Coated
  • Synthetic Leather

How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?

Rubber -> infractructure Rubber, leather, foam, textile -> equipment

Please include a visual (can be either 2D or 3D) representation/prototype of your concept. (required)

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

The potentials beneficiaries can be distinguished as follows: 1) Users: sport segments: cyclists & hand cyclists (also people with physical disabilities who are not able to use standard bikes), and similar disciplines, e.g., rollerbladers; including: - Nike's customers: current customers, potential customers, ex-customers - age: various - gender: female & male 2) Manufacturers (Nike’s business partners in this project) 3) Nike’s employees (by developing their skills while co-creating)

How will you scale your idea? Please describe in detail your plan to scale your concept.

How is your idea innovative?

From my point of view innovation is not necessarily something purely new but something that connects people, products, experiences and synthesizes new things. Something that reshapes how business works and has social consequences. Motivates towards smarter, healthier life. Nike Cyclists' World should serve as a catalyst approach for: 1) technical/manufacturing processes: -to apply sustainable solutions 2) design/ business model: - to gain customer’s loyalty through shared values

What inspired this idea?

1) The luminous path -> Lidzbark Warmiński: 2) Hand cyclists integration -> Wrocław 3) Help Measured with Kilometers ect.

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

I’m a design thinking enthusiasts with almost 10 years’ experience in supply chain (manufacturing) and 1,5 years' experience in marketing. I’d love to partner within projects involving co-creation of smarter, meaningful and healthier world.

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Fantastic, it s great to see projects that aim to improve safety of cyclists. Especially at vulnerable times.

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