National sports organisations, innovation companies, co-located with internationally significant research activity and the UK’s largest concentration of elite athletes.


The world's lightest football boot?

Experts at the University's Sports Technology Institute have supported the development of one of the lightest ever football boots.

The new Velocita Pro is Umbro's lightest ever football boot, weighing just 165 grams. Colin Lomas, Footwear and Equipment Director at Umbro stated: "Working closely with Loughborough allows us to test products from initial concept to the finished article with experts in biomechanics, engineering and sports science."


Expertise & specialist facilities

Co-location with Loughborough University’s world-leading research base ensures excellent opportunities for collaboration and a skilled graduate supply.

Sport organisations and activities at LUSEP