TechConnect Innovation Program

A Secure RFID System for Product Anti-Counterfeiting

Waterloo Commericalization Office, ON, Canada

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A secure RFID system, which is enabled with the patent-pending lightweight stream cipher WG-8 plus a suite of security protocols for authentication and privacy enhancement in supply chain. It is a cost-effective, secure EPC C1 Gen2 RFID tags integrate embedded security features which are difficult to break RFID tags.

Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications

Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 7

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: - The cost-effective, secure EPC C1 Gen2 RFID tags are difficult to break
_ Users can choose different system parameters trade-offs between security strength and cost.
_ The privacy-preserving mutual authentication protocol protects RFID tags from malicious skimming
_ The privacy-preserving path-checking protocol to maintain chain-of-custody records

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Website: https://uwaterloo.ca/research/waterloo-commercialization-office-watco

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Awarded NSERC Idea to Innovation Commercialization grant, for phase 1

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners