Making the Internet of Things/Industry 4.0 a REALITY

What we offer

airCode is a start-up from the University of Duisburg-Essen which concentrates on Internet of Things (IOT) and Industry 4.0 applications.

Such as:

  • Chipless passive RFID tags which have the potential to break the 1$ ct threshold and therefore may replace the barcode. Read more!

  • Enabling Bluetooth, NFC and 5G data communication for devices in difficult application conditions such as Body Area Networks or industrial environments. Read more!

  • App development for seamless smart phone integration of your wireless application. Read more!


RFID Developement

We have developed a new type of chipless passive RFID-Tag concept, which stores Information in the frequency domain using special antenna structures instead of on a chip. Because of this, and because we rely on pintable electronics, our RFID-Tag concept can break the 1$ cent barrier.  

Where can RFID-Tags be applied when their price point breaks the1$ cent barrier? Well the major market is everything, as such tags have the potential to replace the barcode. Find a selection of possible applications in the following:

By the way! Our tags can be integrated on mechanically flexible and low temperature substrates such as plastic or paper, making our tags especially rugged and adaptable to your specific application.

How rugged is an                passive, chipless RFID-Tag? 

Accelerated aging by crumpling!

using a two day demo crumple and repeat routine at the:



Occasional hammer test!

for a more rigorous testing routine at the:



Interested? Contact us for more information! 


Enabling Bluetooth, NFC and 5G communication

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going". This old saying holds true with regard to our capabilities in Bluetooth, NFC and 5G communication design.

When applications are challenging, such as for medical purposes or for device to device communcaition in production environements, signal damping can limit the use of Bluetooth, NFC or 5G.  

Our unique combination in expertise for RF antenna design, technological know-how such as ceramic additive manufacturing, printable electronics and hybrid electronics can help you bridge these challenges and find taylored wireless communication solutions for your needs.


App developement for seamless smartphone integration

Our capabilities go beyond pure hardware design and include software developement for C-based, iOS and Android applications. This makes us a one stop shop for creating fully custom IOT systems, which enable the commucation from machine to machine or from machine to any smartphone for a seamless end user experience.


About us