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Industry Consortia

While industry plays a predominant role in the IEC’s standardization and conformity assessment activities, in certain markets it forms dedicated consortia usually in the faster moving technologies to agree technical specifications.


These industry consortia normally comprise the main market players in a particular technology, and can help to establish specifications in very short time frames while securing protection of the consortia’s intellectual property.


The IEC offers these consortia a neutral table to which to bring their industry specifications, either to help develop new specifications or to maintain existing ones.


In addition, those industry consortia specifications that have gained significant and global market acceptance can also be submitted to the IEC for potential evolution into International Standards, subject to the normal, transparent, consensus-based processes.

Industry consortia

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