Industry Connections


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:

  • Proposals for standards
  • White papers
  • Peer-reviewed guides and position papers
  • Conferences, workshops and other events
  • Databases and registration services
  • Software, tools and web services
  • Other 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.


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Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Week

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


Ethics in Action

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.


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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.


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Mobility as a Service (MaaS): Standards for Connected and Autonomous Transportation

Driving close cooperation among a variety of disciplines and a diversity of stakeholders to align technology evolution paths and build trust in autonomous transportation.


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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.


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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.


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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.



Transforming the Telehealth Paradigm: Sustainable Connectivity, Accessibility, Privacy, and Security for All

Telehealth will revolutionize the healthcare ecosystem; however, it is critical that all stakeholders can access, trust, and validate the use of these systems to deliver quality on-demand patient care.


Digital Resilience

Digital Resilience—Tools and Methods to Support Response and Recovery from Crises

Developing a framework for deploying standardized technologies to address urgent needs during a crisis without sacrificing the well-being, rights, privacy or agency of people.