Industry Connections

IEEE-SA helps to foster new and emerging technologies that have real-world applications.


The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections (IC) program helps incubate new standards and related products and services by facilitating collaboration among organizations and individuals as they hone and refine their thinking on rapidly changing technologies.

The IC program offers an efficient, economical environment for building consensus and producing shared results. Industry Connections empowers groups with a customizable menu of IEEE and IEEE-SA resources to produce "fast-track" content and deliverables such as:

  • checkProposals for standards
  • checkWhite papers
  • checkPeer-reviewed guides and position papers
  • checkConferences, workshops and other events
  • checkDatabases and registration services
  • checkSoftware, tools and web services
  • checkOther jointly developed results

Industry Connections Activities do not develop standards. Industry Connections Activities may propose a new standard by submitting a project authorization request (PAR). If the PAR is approved, the standard is developed in an IEEE standards development Working Group. For more information about the Industry Connections program and its activities email the IC Program Administrator.


Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day

An annual event for attendees to learn and share ground breaking ideas along with implementation strategies and applications related to Automotive Ethernet Systems

The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

An incubation space for new standards and solutions, certifications and codes of conduct, and consensus building for ethical implementation of intelligent technologies

3D Body Processing

Giving consumers a deeper sense for how garments will fit their individual body and personal sense of style through realistic and interactive visual representations

Big Data Governance and Metadata Management

Developing an interoperable data infrastructure through extensible governance and metadata lifecycle framework

Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering

Helping to provide guidance concerning the capabilities and limitations of learning technologies, how to use them and evaluate their effectiveness

Facilities Joint Use Program

Enabling Electric Power Utilities, Telecomm and Cable Companies, Regulators, etc., to coordinate and develop consistent approaches, methodologies, and rules for joint use of facilities

IEEE 802 Network Enhancements for the Next Decade

Helping to assess emerging requirements for IEEE 802 wireless and higher-layer communication infrastructures, identify commonalities, gaps, and trends not currently addressed by IEEE 802™ standards and projects

Open Data

Helping organizations and institutions to make data more open and accountable and enabling these organizations to create significant business opportunities

International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS)

An interest group closely aligned with the new electronics industry ecosystem that will identify challenges and solutions to help guide IRDS research