“Our objective is to handle managerial and business issues related to RFID solutions and also to analyze major trends such as the Internet of Things and ambient technologies”

Sylvain Bureau,
Director of the RFID European Lab

Sylvain Bureau

RFID European Lab

RFID Lab Team

ESCP Europe Radio Frequency Identification European Lab

RFID European Lab

The RFID European Lab was founded in 2008 to offer a new perspective on Radio Frequency Identification technologies that is neither purely technical nor biased by business’ industrial & financial interests. The RFID European Lab gathers about a dozen researchers from several countries (France, Germany, US, India, Australia and China) representing complementary academic fields (management, strategy, entrepreneurship, economics, information systems, artificial intelligence, and engineering). An important goal of the lab is to establish collaborations and partnerships with European public institutions, governments, industries, and universities through executive education, research projects, and related events.



The RFID European Lab plays a significant role as the leading center in Europe addressing business and managerial issues related to RFID. Its members are active in this field issuing several white papers to directly influence the development of these technologies and their uses. Hosted by ESCP Europe (based in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Torino & Warsaw), the RFID European Lab takes advantage of the high level of managerial knowledge and expertise of its professors to offer a new and comprehensive vision of what is and what can be done with RFID applications.



The RFID European Lab encourages the progress of RFID diffusion in Europe, but only if it is appropriate. The Lab is not pro-RFID and has no direct interest in any specific technology. Its members offer support to companies and various organizations (e.g., hospitals) in mastering these technologies and educating business leaders as well as future executives to understand the managerial and organizational impacts of RFID.