The RAIN RFID Alliance currently has multiple workgroups, where members of the Alliance can work together on specific projects for markets/industries, or technical topics. The workgroups have conference calls, usually monthly, and face-to-face meetings at the RAIN RFID Alliance events.

The current workgroups are:


Promote and facilitate the use of RAIN technology by developer communities all over the world.

Support exchange of best practices, promote open source software and easy to use systems to accelerate development efforts through an active RAIN ecosystem.


Improve the quality of patient care by enabling healthcare providers to identify, locate, authenticate and engage with people and things.

Accelerate the growth and adoption of RAIN in the healthcare market.


Inspire and facilitate the implementation of compelling solutions using RAIN technology.

Identify, develop, and publish materials that leverage the collective experience of workgroup members to the advantage of existing and new RAIN technology users.


Identify, develop, and publish materials that relate to the issues surrounding sustainability and the use of RAIN RFID.


Identify areas to increase RAIN’s marketing and create and finalize projects to enable this.


Develop, and publish materials related to the use of RAIN RFID in tyres.


Investigate issues related to the use of data standards using RAIN RFID tags. Collect and publish information related to future enhancements of the technology.


Replacing the original EU Road Charging WG. This workgroup will take on a broader responsibility than just the EU and will be a regular (no charge) workgroup.
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Each workgroup has a Chair and Vice-Chair who manage the workgroup’s direction. Some workgroups have an Executive Sponsor to help guide the direction. Most RAIN Alliance member companies have provided volunteers for the workgroups. Typically, there are 10-20 people on the conference calls and 30-50 people attend the face-to-face meetings.

Each workgroup has created a charter which describes the mission, vision, scope, values, and projects for the workgroup’s activities. It is common for the Executive Sponsors to represent end-users which are members of the Alliance.

Some of accomplishments from the workgroups include:

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