RFID in Europe Magazine Febuary 2016

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RFID in Europe AISBL is a not-for-profit organization established in 2012. RFID in Europe's principle goal is to promote the adoption of Radio Frequency Identification and related technology solutions enabling small and medium sized organizations throughout Europe to gain competitive advantage through their best use. RFID in Europe connects with European end-users, operators, solution providers, universities, research establishments, non-government and government organizations and all other European stakeholders through own initiatives and promotion of national projects via our international network. RFID in Europe is an extension of a European Commission FP7 Thematic Network called RACE networkRFID initiated in 2009.

Contracted Partners




Contact Name: Anthony Furness
Contact Email: anthony.furness@btconnect.org




Contact Name: Ian Smith
Contact Email: Ian@aimuk.org


Ardaco, JSC. is a high tech SME with 50 employees, a technological specialist in the area of information security. Ardaco is actively involved in European and Slovak technological and research cooperation structures, of which are the most important: EPoSS ETP – member of the Steering Board, member of Working Group ITC; ARTEMISIA JTI – founding member, member of SMEs chamber; NESSI ETP – member of Working Group Trust, Security and Dependability; eMobility ETP – member; WWRF Forum – member; Slovak Association for Electronic commerce – member of the Steering board.

Ardaco with its expertise in the secure wireless transfer of data will strive to be a strong partner particularly in the privacy and security issues. Ardaco has been preparing an RFID feasibility study about the current development and applicability of RFID technology for the Ministry of Transport, Post Services and Telecommunication in the Slovak republic.

Contact Name: Lubos Slovak
Contact Email:   Lubos.Slovak@ardaco.com




Contact Name: Trevor Peirce
Contact Email: trevor.j.peirce@hotmail.com


BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH (BIBA)

LogDynamics Lab at the BIBA Institute investigates dynamic process in logistic systems with the focus on RFID solutions. The RFID application fields of interest encompass manufacturing engineering, automation and mobile ICT solutions for the logistics sector (transport) as well as logistic aspects of production processes (intra-logistics). The main objective is to optimize the supply chain and operational sequences in the production. LogDynamics Lab is as a member of the Global RF Lab Alliance – an excellent international
network of RFID-focused research organizations with representatives in the USA and Asia. Using this background LogDynamics Lab will pursue the transatlantic collaboration within the RACE Network by exploiting the global synergies in the field of RFID solutions.

Contact Name: Dieter Uckelmann
Contact Email: uck@biba.uni-bremen.de

Contact Name: Bernd Scholz-Reiter
Contact Email:  bsr@biba.uni-bremen.de

Website:  www.uni-bremen.de


ELTRUN-AUEB Athens University of Economics & Business – Research Center – ELTRUN Laboratory (AUEB)

The Athens University of Economics and Business (www.aueb.gr - www.rc.aueb.gr) is the oldest and most prominent business school in South Eastern Europe. The ELTRUN Research Centre (www.eltrun.gr) is the leading academic institution in Greece in the area of
RFID, with experience in the field since 2001, when it initiated one of the first, if not the first, RFID-based research project in Europe (myGrocer). ELTRUN currently employs 25 researchers and 5 faculty members and has successfully completed more than 50 research projects in R&D, spinning over the ESPRIT and IST programmes.

The ELTRUN-SCORE research group plays a key role in the country in disseminating RFID but also through participation in various national and international research projects related to RFID. The group has established collaboration with various industry partners and other research groups internationally, such as the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation and the Auto-ID Lab-University of Cambridge, having co-organized the International workshop on “Supply Chain Innovation and RFID Technology” attended by more than 100 industry participants in Greece alone.

Contact Name: Katerina Pramatari
Contact Email: k.pramatari@aueb.gr


ERCIM - European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics

ERCIM is a European Economic Interest Group (EEIG) federating 19 different national research organisations with strong activity in IT research and development, across 19 European countries.  The central ERCIM Office based in Sophia Antipolis, France, coordinates the RACE networkRFID initiative, ensuring the neutral and unbiased administrative and financial coordination of the network. The ERCIM Office team has proven expertise in managing research projects, ranging from pan-European Networks of Excellence to leading Integrated Projects. ERCIM has also a very valuable competence in project dissemination and technology transfer. In this perspective, ERCIM also provides support to the network’s dissemination activities and establishes a sustainable information flow across both partners and workpackages.

Contact Name: Philippe Rohou
Contact Email:  philippe.rohou@ercim.eu





Contact Name: Patrick Guillemin
Contact Email: patrick.guillemin@etsi.org




Contact Name: Laurent Gonzalez
Contact Email: filrfidlg@gmail.com


Fraunhofer IML


Contact Name: Alexander Hille
Contact Email: alexander.hille@iml.fraunhofer.de




Contact Name: Emilie Danel
Contact Email: emilie.danel@gs1.org


Centro IBERLog - Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Logística e da Organização (IBERLOG)

Centro IBERLog is a non-profit association devoted to providing quality services in the areaof logistics and corporate management through joint research projects and technical consultancy services, mainly for small and medium-sized companies. It is the goal of
IBERLog to increase the knowledge and technology transfer from the research and development centres of Central of Europe, to the South-western European market. Since 2006 IBERLog has expanded its activities in RFID applications and in the Internet of Things
concept,especially in air transport, healthcare and distribution, together with the Fraunhofer IML, ISQ, three Portuguese Universities (Aveiro University, ISEG and FCT/UNL) and three end users (SUCH, shared services in hospitals, ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, and Portway, Handling of Portugal).

Contact Name: Nuno Mana
Contact Email: nunomana.iberlog@isq.pt

Contact Name: Octavio Lopes
Contact Email: octaviolopes.iberlog@isq.pt

Website:  www.iberlog@isg.pt


 Internet veci

Internet věcí o.p.s. (Internet of Things) is a formal institution, which covers activities in the area of RFID EPC in the Czech Republic. It creates a background for the group of RFID-EPC experts and works as a platform for sharing and exchanging information, experiences, procedures and methodologies used for RFID technology and GS1 EPC standards development in the Czech Republic. Its key principles and services are: to support the development of knowledge-based society; usage of electronic identification technology and development of platforms for the Internet of Things; promotion of mutual experts cooperation in the field of electronic identification and Internet of Things; cooperation and initialization of the cooperation with educational and research institutions, public sector and business entities; providing of the information, educational and publication services, organization of workshops, seminars, conferences; consulting services in the field of Internet of Things.

Contact name: Tomas Martoch
Contact Email:


Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy (ISMB)

Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) is a private applied research center with industrial stakes from Motorola, SKF, ST Microelectronics and Telecom Italia. ISMB is involved in research, higher education, Technology-to-Business Intelligence and ICT & Society with particular emphasis on advanced wireless technologies and RFID, being the owner of the RFID living lab. The Services and Applications Lab. focuses on the research on breaking the state-of-the-art approaches, methods, services, so both the creation of new entrepreneurship and stimulus of already established realities in the areas related to the Wireless technologies
and their applications. The availability and the promotion of the extended middleware suiting the Internet of Things is a concrete contribution in the federating platform at EU level in the related domain. ISMB is involved in several EU co-financed research projects, is a member of IEEE, ETSI and ERTICO, and participates in the GALILEO programme.

Contact Name: Mikhail Simonov
Contact Email: simonov@ismb.it

Contact Name: Antonio Sciarappa
Contact Email:  sciarappa@ismb.it

Website:  www.ismb.it


ITT Tralee


Contact Name: Pat Doody
Contact Email: pat.doody@staff.ittralee.ie



RAND Europe is an independent not-for-profit research organisation whose mission is to help improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. We realise our mission by undertaking objective, balanced and relevant research and analysis, sharing the insights and information widely, working in partnership with our clients and working collaboratively with others. RAND Europe's in-house teams offer multidisciplinary research strengths, both substantive and methodological. RAND Europe's work lies on the continuum between that of universities and consultancies, combining the academic rigour of universities and the professional, task orientated approach of consultancies. The main areas where RAND Europe is active include evaluation and audit, defence and security, science and technology policy, health and healthcare policy, transport and choice modelling; we are also active and developing work in such areas as population ageing, e-government, and arts and culture.

Contact Name: Rebecca Schindler
Contact Email:  hschind@rand.org




Contact Name: Henrik Granau
Contact Email: henrik.granau@granauit.dk


RFID Nordic


Contact Name: Ove Canemyr
Contact Email: ove.canemyr@trendsetter.se


Stichting RFID Platform the Netherlands (RFID PLATFORM)

RFID Platform the Netherlands has a network 50 participants including industry, libraries and colleges of higher education. The goal of the Platform is to stimulate the applications of RFID, bundle knowledge and make this accessible, and make sure that RFID is used in a
responsible manner. To establish this the Platform :

  • Takes care of the interest of its participants in the field of RFID ;
  • Maintain contacts with interest groups and government
  • Performing research and spreading knowledge in the area of RFID ;
  • Giving lectures, courses and workshops about the possibilities and bottlenecks of RFID

Contact Name: Tijmen Wisman
Contact Email:  Tijmen.Wisman@ecp.nl



SINTEF is the largest multidisciplinary independent research organization in Scandinavia with approximately 2040 employees and a turnover of 2.272 billion NOK (283 M€). SINTEF expertise covers many areas from health, building, petroleum and energy to ICT. SINTEF ICT is well known as the foremost applied research institute in Norway in the area of sensors and instrumentation systems with wireless communication capabilities, with a strong group that specialized in wireless communication, integrated sensors and microelectronics. In the area of RFID and micro sensors SINTEF has specialized in the design and fabrication of advanced wireless sensors and is involved in the research and development activities related to biometric identification, RFID, ubiquitous sensor networks and “Internet of Things” with applications ranging from oil and gas, transport, building industry, aeronautics to health care.

Contact Name: Ovidiu Vermesan
Contact Email:  ovidiu.vermesan@sintef.no


Tecnalia (TECNALIA)

TECNALIA is a Technology Centre, member of TECNALIA Technology Corporation which specialises in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and in Product Development. It aims to actively contribute to sustainable development in Society through Research and Technology Transfer. TECNALIA INFOTECH  specialises in Research, Development and Application of ICT, not only in the Enterprise Framework but also in the Digital Society. Its activities are oriented mainly towards the Logistics Sector and tourism. Its Research Areas are Traceability of goods, vehicles and people; Mobile Services and Digital Ecosystems. INFOTECH is working in different technological platforms with RFID related groups, and in close contact with industry and SMEs for the promotion of RFID and the Internet of Things.

Contact Name: Ana Ayerbe
Contact Email:  ana.ayerbe@tecnalia.com


Trevi S.p.A. (TREVI)

Trevi S.p.A. is successfully carrying out logistics consultancy in the north-east of Italy. Originally being an authorised dealer of Linde Material Handling GmbH & Co. KG for sales, maintenance and rent of forklift trucks.With its branch Trevi RSI the company is nowadays developing logistics concepts and systems for a broad range of applications. Within these identification and communications systems based on the RFID technology have become more and more important and the company has developed a profound expertise in designing optimized logistics processes for its customers that are based on that technology. Trevi RSI will contribute with its vast experience regarding the needs of different industry branches and their logistics systems concerning strategic as well as operative aspects.

Contact Name: Christin Mazzocco
Contact Email:  c.mazzocco@trevispa.it


European Association of Craft Small and medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME)

UEAPME is the employers’ organisation representing the interests of European crafts, trades and SMEs at EU level. UEAPME is a recognised European Social Partner. It is a non-profit seeking and non-partisan organisation. As the European SME umbrella organisation, UEAPME incorporates 78 member organisations consisting of national cross-sectorial SME federations, European branch federations and other associate members, which support the SME family. UEAPME represents more than 12 million enterprises, which employ around 55 million people across Europe. The UEAPME working group on foodstuffs joins more than 20 experts representing around 500.000 food producing enterprises all over Europe. Through its membership structure UEAPME is able to reach and to inform these enterprises on European policy and requirements.

Contact Name: Ludger Fischer
Contact Email:  l.fischer@ueapme.com


Syngenta Sensors UIC, University of Manchesterv (UNIMAN)

Syngenta Sensors UIC undertakes sensors and ICT research in the field of agriculture. The research is undertaken within the framework of an outsourcing agreement between Syngenta (a global agribusiness) and the UNIMAN. Syngenta Sensors UIC’s research is undertaken in collaboration with Syngenta’s global network of research centers and business units. Syngenta Sensors UIC’s participation in the thematic network is aimed at removing barriers to the uptake of RFID in agriculture, and also representing the sector within the network. Through Syngenta, Syngenta Sensors UIC will network with other agri-sector stakeholders. The Syngenta Sensors UIC will participate in WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4, and WP7 according to the both the needs of the sector and those of the network. Syngenta, through its framework funding to Syngenta Sensors UIC will financially contribute to the thematic network through
the time devoted by Paul Kidd to network activities.

Contact Name: Emad Alsusa
Contact Email:  E.Alsusa@manchester.ac.uk


VTT – Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

VTT has over 10 year of experience in the field of Radio frequency identification. VTT’s expertise in R&D of passive RFID systems covers the development of platform independent tags suitable for cost effective manufacturing technologies, antenna design and characterization of RFID tags and readers, RFID microchip development, R&D of RFID with sensor functionalities, nanoparticle and other printed antennas, plastic embedded tags, development of RFID readers with novel adaptive RF-front-end concepts, and development and application of RFID solutions for companies.

VTT wants to promote RFID especially among SMEs, participate in RFID road mapping, follow the development of standards, and gain and share information on RFID pilots. VTT is also invovled in EPoSS and CERP. Network partners include: Nokia, TietoEnator, STMicroelectronics, UPM Raflatac, Atmel, Sintef, Kone, Konecaranes, SKF, Thermo Electron Corp., Confidex, NordicID, Idesco, Perlos, FennoID, Wisteq, Skogdata, Imego, Aspocomp, Gemalto, Motorola, Leti, KTH, Smartrends, Radwar.

Contact Name: Kaj Nummila
Contact Email:  Kaj.Nummila@vtt.fi