RFID Lab Joins Hyperledger Collaboration hosted by the Linux Foundation

Posted by Justin Patton on March 27, 2019

The Auburn University RFID Lab is excited to announce its new membership with Hyperledger, a global collaboration hosted by the Linux Foundation that focuses on the advancement of blockchain and DLT technologies. Hyperledger functions as a greenhouse for a series of open source blockchain frameworks with cross-industry applications, ranging from finance and banking to supply chain and logistics. As one of the largest working consortiums of its kind, Hyperledger is comprised of hundreds of contributing organizations such as Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, Intel, Oracle, JP Morgan, and many more.

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As an Associate Academic Member, the RFID Lab will contribute to business case development and implementation efforts, specifically geared towards the supply chain space. Because of the RFID Lab’s ongoing work with supply chain serialization and digitization, it is well positioned to collaborate with Hyperledger in designing and deploying blockchain solutions for its corporate partners. Several active projects at the RFID Lab are currently implementing Hyperledger frameworks and generating industry learnings and data-driven insights, creating significant value for its stakeholders and the industry as a whole.

The RFID Lab joining Hyperledger is a major step for the university as a whole, as it positions Auburn to help lead the charge into an emerging technology field and usher in the next generation of application infrastructure. As one of the few universities and research institutions granted membership to Hyperledger, the Auburn University RFID Lab will be able to inform and influence the direction and application of blockchain technologies across the globe.

Auburn RFID Lab

Auburn University's RFID Lab specializes in the business case and technical implementation of radio frequency identification technology in retail, supply chain and manufacturing settings.

In moving to Auburn University in 2014, the lab was reunited with its founder, Harbert College of Business Dean Bill Hardgrave. Hardgrave helped launch the lab at the University of Arkansas in 2005.

The lab has continued to work with leading retail, supply chain, manufacturing and technology companies.

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