Industry Affiliate Network (IAN)

IEEE SA Industry Affiliate Network helps enable the creation and advancement of technology standards and drive market adoption.

The IEEE SA Industry Affiliate Network (IAN) is a broad-based growth platform focused on bringing together consortia, industry alliances and other industry organizations looking to rapidly evolve their specifications into global IEEE standards. IAN is open to any consortia, industry alliance or other industry organizations, looking to bring forward specifications for standards development and market adoption.

IAN provides an open and strategic framework to identify and actively engage organizations to:

  • Foster strategic activities to achieve greater impact on standards deployment process

  • Drive global market visibility and acceptance through the creation of industry standards

  • Enable the creation and release of new market-relevant standards

  • Accelerate paths from specifications to standards development

  • Increase visibility of market-relevant specifications


Participate in IAN
As a participants of IAN, your organization has a broad array of opportunities available to help drive your technology acceptance on a global stage. 

Benefits of IAN participation includes:

  • Mentor organizations through the IEEE standards development process

  • Participate in open forums to share and exchange real-world ideas, practices and insights

  • Leverage the IEEE global branding, distribution and publishing to support your standardization activity

  • Accelerate development and acceptance of industry specifications as IEEE standards

  • Opportunities to market collaborative outputs through joint events including, conferences, workshops and webinars

  • Access to other IEEE offerings:

    • Instantiate a certification mark through IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP)

    • Rapid not-for-profit entity establishment for go-to-market needs through IEEE’s Industry Standards & Technology Organization (ISTO)

    • Alliance Management Services (AMS) for turnkey operational support services

    • Connections to over 37 IEEE Societies & 9 Councils and relevant programs

    • Member & Geographic Activities (MGA) that provide access to the over 419,000 global professionals

Featured Participant


MIPI Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. There is at least one MIPI specification in every smartphone manufactured today. Founded in 2003, the organization has over 300-member companies worldwide and 14 active working groups delivering specifications within the mobile ecosystem. Members of the organization include handset manufacturers, device OEMs, software providers, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP tool providers, automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and test and test equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, visit. the MIPI website.




Accellera Systems Initiative is an independent, not-for profit organization dedicated to create, support, promote, and advance system-level design, modeling, and verification standards for use by the worldwide electronics industry. We are composed of a broad range of members that fully support the work of our technical committee to develop technology standards that are balanced, open, and benefit the worldwide electronics industry. Visit the Accellera website.




The Accord Project establishes and maintains a technology neutral foundation for smart legal contracts. Smart agreements promise to reduce friction and transaction costs in the creation and management of commercial relationships. Enabling this future requires the necessary tools to format, share, execute, and manage legally enforceable machine-readable agreements. The Accord Project establishes and maintains a universal legal and technical foundation for smart legal contracts in a technology neutral manner.  Learn more.



The Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) is a New Hampshire membership-based not-for-profit organization with the mission to make practical the large-scale manufacturing of engineered tissues and tissue-related technologies, to benefit existing industries and grow new ones. Learn more.




Upon examination of a working group in the Cabinet Secretariat of the Chief Intelligent Office, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Alliance has discussed its foundation since June 2017.  The purpose of the Alliance is to set up technical and systematic environments, so that users can easily judge, collect and utilize data that they seek.  The Alliance establishes Technology Standards Committee, Operation Standards Committee, and Data Utilization Committee, to be engaged in below activities. Visit the Data Trading Alliance website.




The ECC is dedicated to advancing cooperation among industry resources from government, vendor, academic, research, and customer sectors, and pushing forward the sustainable development of the edge computing industry. Learn more.




The LoRa Alliance® is an open, nonprofit association that has grown to more than 500 members since its inception in March 2015, becoming the largest and fastest-growing alliance in the technology sector. Its members closely collaborate and share experiences to promote and drive the success of the LoRaWAN® protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWAN connectivity. Learn more.



The OpenFog Consortium (OpenFog) is a public-private ecosystem formed to accelerate the adoption of fog computing in order to solve the bandwidth, latency and communications challenges associated with the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, the Tactile Internet and other advanced concepts in the digitized world. It was founded by ARM, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Microsoft and Princeton University Edge Computing Laboratory in November 2015. OpenFog is now part part of Industrial Internet Consortium. For more visit the OpenFog Consortium website.



TRON Forum (Location: Shinagawa, Tokyo, Chair: Ken Sakamura, Dean, Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation and Design (INIAD), Toyo University) has been established in 2002 to promote TRON Project which aims to establish an Open IoT environment that is free of proprietary restrictions by using open source, open data and Open API. The forum has conducted activities focusing on T-Engine Project that aims to improve the development environment of embedded systems and operating Ubiquitous ID Center which promotes and disseminates ubiquitous ID architecture and its component technologies such as ucode. Learn more.



Organizations who are an industry association, alliances, consortium or forum, looking to formalize an existing specification to an IEEE standard are ideal candidates for IAN. 

Organizations and their specifications can achieve IEEE standardization in as short as 6-months.

Interested in learning more about IAN or to become an IAN participant, please fill out the form to have an IAN representative contact you.

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