As of January 2008 UEAPME is a partner in ASPIRE, an EU founded research project that aims at making RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Devices) a less expensive and more accessible technology for SMEs.
The project will develop new software solutions for RFID that will be distributed to SMEs under open source and royalty free conditions. This will considerably lower the total cost of ownership of RFID for SMEs as they will no longer have to bear the costs for acquiring licences of software proprietary systems for RFID.
ASPIRE will develop its software adapted to typical SME-scenarios in the following sectors:
A detailed description of the project can be found here.