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Druckbare RFID-Tags für Massenmärkte

DruIDe (printable identification – germ. Druckbare IDentifikation) was initiated by the ID4us Gmbh, in order to develope and demonstrate a world wide new RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) technology.

A novel reader architecture reads the printed chipless RFID tags based on nano technology allowing a price per tag of less than 1 cent. This opens new opportunities in areas where high technological hurdles or high cost pressure prevented an RFID solution so far. The University Duisburg-Essen partners of DruIDe recently launched new spin-off company, airCode, which will continue to drive the development of the tags, while ID4us will market the corresponding reading devices. The central vision of the six DruIDe parnters (ID4us, unyt, PVL, Meyer Burger, University Twente and University Duisburg-Essen) is the replacement of the barcode by chipless tags.


Planned project costs

5.221.806,25 €

Project Duration

8.1.2016 - 31.12.2019


Increase of cross-border innovation in the programme area

Lead Partner

ID4us GmbH

Project partners

Universität Duisburg-Essen, Universiteit Twente, PVL Advies en Management BV, unyt GmbH & Co KG, Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V.,


Financer Amount
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 195.339,30 €
ID4us GmbH 928.894,55 €
EFRE / EFRO 2.484.903,25 €
Provincie Noord-Brabant 91.320,01 €
Universität Duisburg-Essen 367.347,50 €
Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V. 414.648,00 €
Provincie Overijssel 38.906,19 €
unyt GmbH & Co KG 80.988,60 €
Universiteit Twente 119.929,75 €
PVL Advies en Management BV 173.963,60 €
MWIDE NRW 325.565,50 €