The Industry IoT Consortium maintains active relationships with standards development organizations, open-source organizations, other consortia and alliances, certification and testing bodies, and government entities or agencies involved in the Industrial IoT. This generates requirements for new standards from every part of the activities taking place within the IIC.

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5G-ACIA - The 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) is the central and global forum for addressing, discussing and evaluating relevant technical, regulatory and business aspects with respect to 5G for the industrial domain. It reflects the entire ecosystem, encompassing all relevant stakeholder groups from the OT (operational technology) industry, the ICT (information and communication technology) industry, academia and other relevant groups.

802.24 - The IEEE 802.24 Vertical Applications Technical Advisory Group (TAG) focuses on application categories that use IEEE 802 technology and are of interest to multiple IEEE 802 WGs and have been assigned to IEEE 802.24.2 by the IEEE Executive Committee.

ABII (Industrial Internet Brazilian Association) - ABII is a non-profit organization created to accelerate the growth of industrial internet in Brazil, formed by companies and institutions nationwide. The ABII professionals are involved in six different working groups - Business Development, Technology, Testbeds, Security, Marketing and People & Education - forming a qualified and integrated ecosystem.

Advancing Identification Matters (AIM) - Advancing Identification Matters (AIM) is the trusted worldwide industry association for the automatic identification industry. For nearly half a century, AIM has provided unbiased information, educational resources and standards to providers and users of these technologies. AIM membership provides access to an insider’s perspective on trends and opportunities along with a voice in shaping the growth and future of the industry.  Member benefits include education, advocacy and community, as well as a role in creating industry standards through collaboration.

Automotive Edge Computing Consortium - The AECC is working to explore the rapidly evolving and significant data and communications needs involved in instrumenting billions of vehicles worldwide. The AECC's goal is to find more efficient ways to support the high-volume data and intelligent services needed for distributed computing and network architecture and infrastructure.

AII – The Alliance of Industrial Internet was established by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) to accelerate the development of the industrial internet; to gather the industrial power at home and abroad; to establish a public platform for collaborated improvement in administration, industry, academy, research and application; to conduct joint researches; and to facilitate applications of the industrial internet.

AREA - The Augmented Reality Enterprise Alliance is the only global, membership-funded non-profit alliance dedicated to helping accelerate the adoption of Enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) by supporting the growth of a comprehensive ecosystem. The AREA supports innovative companies, investing in AR technology who need a better understanding of the tools available, use cases, methods of implementation and return on investment.

Avnu - The Avnu Alliance is a community creating an interoperable ecosystem of low-latency, time-synchronized, highly reliable networked devices using open standards. Avnu creates comprehensive certification programs to ensure interoperability of networked devices. The foundational technology enables deterministic synchronized networking based on IEEE Audio Video Bridging (AVB) / Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) base standards. The Alliance, in conjunction with other complimentary standards bodies and alliances, develops complete solutions in professional AV, automotive, industrial control and consumer segments.

Broadband Forum - The Broadband Forum is the central organization driving broadband wireline solutions and empowering converged packet networks worldwide to better meet the needs of vendors, service providers and their customers. They develop multi-service broadband packet networking specifications addressing interoperability, architecture and management. Their work enables home, business and converged broadband services, encompassing customer, access and backbone networks.

CAICT - China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) is a scientific research institute directly under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

CESMII – The Smart Manufacturing Institute was created by the US Government as a non-profit Institute to drive Smart Manufacturing. CESMII initiatives include ecosystem and workforce development through education and affinity groups, co-funded research to solve some of industry's most challenging problems, partnerships with academia to create Smart Manufacturing Innovation Centers – technology demonstrators, and the development of technology - the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform, SM Profiles and the SM Marketplace. The mission is to deliver Plug and Play and to democratize Smart Manufacturing for industry. CESMII is the partner for industry as a whole, both end users and automation vendors.

DIN - DIN is a privately organized non-profit provider of standardization services. More than 30,000 experts from industry, research, consumer protection and the public sector work with us to develop market-oriented standards and specifications that promote global trade and innovation, assure efficiency and quality, and help protect the environment and society as a whole. DIN promotes the marketability of innovative solutions through standardization in areas such as Industry 4.0 and smart cities, often within the framework of research programs.

Digital Twin Consortium - Digital Twin Consortium is The Authority in Digital Twin. It coalesces industry, government, and academia to drive consistency in vocabulary, architecture, security, and interoperability of digital twin technology. It advances the use of digital twin technology in many industries from aerospace to natural resources. Digital Twin Consortium is a program of Object Management Group.

ECC - The Edge Computing Consortium (ECC) drives edge computing industry development in Internet of Things (IoT) area. The ECC comprises industrial and academic members that collaborate in the Operational Technology (OT) and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industries. The ECC nurtures industrial best practices and stimulates the healthy and sustainable development of edge computing.

eCl@ss - eCl@ss has established itself internationally as the only ISO/IEC-compliant industry standard, and is thus the worldwide reference-data standard for the classification and unambiguous description of products and services. More than 3,500 companies are already taking advantage of these benefits. Increasingly, they're also specifying eCl@ss as a mandatory standard for their business partners.

EdgeX Foundry - EdgeX Foundry is an open source project building a common interoperability framework to facilitate an ecosystem for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing. Hosted by The Linux Foundation, the vendor-neutral project enables interoperability across tools and solutions from an ecosystem of over 60 member organizations. It delivers the flexibility, security and scalability that businesses need in order to confidently build and deploy IoT solutions that can adapt to changing business needs. For more information, visit

Global Mining Guidelines Group - The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) accelerates the implementation of innovative technologies into the mining industry by bringing together stakeholders to create guidelines that respond to common challenges. Working Groups address topics such as interoperability, data access and usage, artificial intelligence, autonomous equipment, underground communication, battery-electric equipment and comminution efficiency in mining.

GlobalPlatform - Global Platform is a non-profit industry association driven by over 100 member companies. Members share a common goal to develop GlobalPlatform's specifications, which are today highly regarded as the international standard for enabling digital services and devices to be trusted and securely managed throughout their lifecycle. For more information, visit

GS1 GS1 is an international not-for-profit association with member organizations in over 100 countries. GS1 is dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains globally and across sectors. The GS1 system of standards is the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world.

IEEE P2413 - IEEE-SA is a leading consensus building organization that nurtures, develops & advances global technologies. Their work drives the functionality, capabilities and interoperability of a wide range of products and services that transform the way people live, work and communicate.

IoT Alliance Australia - Formed in July 2016, the IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) is the peak industry body representing IoT in Australia with over 420 participating organisations and 800 individual participants working to accelerate the adoption of IoT across the Australian economy and society.

International Data Spaces Association (IDSA) – With the establishment of the International Data Spaces Association, business and research take an active part in designing a trustworthy architecture for the data economy. More than 90 companies and institutions from 17 countries are members of the association. The IDSA aims to guarantee data sovereignty by an open, vendor-independent architecture for a peer-to-peer network that provides usage control of data from all domains.

ISA: The International Society of Automation (ISA) is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.

ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 9 - Big Data: Serves as the focus of and proponent for JTC 1's Big Data standardization program. Develops both foundational standards for Big Data such as a reference architecture and vocabulary standards, upon which other standards can be developed, and Big Data standards that build on the foundational standards. Identifies gaps in Big Data standardization, develops and maintains liaisons with entities that are developing standards and related material that contribute to Big Data, and where appropriate, investigate ongoing and potential new work that contributes to Big Data. Engages with the community outside of JTC 1 to grow the awareness of and encourage engagement in JTC 1 Big Data standardization efforts within JTC 1, forming liaisons as is needed.

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 - IT Security techniques: ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 is focused on the development of standards for the protection of information and ICT. This includes generic methods, techniques and guidelines to address both security and privacy aspects.

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 41 - Internet of Things and related technologies: ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 41 is focused on standardization in the area of Internet of Things and related technologies. It serves as the focus and proponent for JTC 1's standardization programme on the Internet of Things and related technologies, including Sensor Networks and Wearables technologies. It also provides guidance to JTC 1, IEC, ISO and other entities that are developing Internet of Things-related applications.

ITAC - The IoT Acceleration Consortium (ITAC) is established in Japan to combine the strengths of government, industry and academia to build a structure for developing and demonstrating technologies related to the promotion of Internet of Things.

IVI - Established in June 2015 mainly by 53 Japanese manufacturers initiated by METI and JSME-MSD.Currently, IVI has already more than 140 members, supports building collaboration scenarios and use cases of connected manufacturing among different enterprises based on a loosely defined standard. IVI provides and manages a repository of loosely defined standard models that can be continuously changed in accordance with unexpected future requirements.

Kantara Initiative - Kantara Initiative members take the lead to discover strategic issues at the intersection of identity, IoT, and usability. This is what we call "connected life." Members develop strategies and innovations that simplify our increasingly complex connected lives. Networked devices and sensors make up the fabric of the Internet of Things. Leveraging mobile devices, sensors, and wearables is the future of identity and personal data. Kantara Initiative develops innovations to solve real world problems for the identity based digital transformation.

Linaro - Linaro's mission is to lead collaboration in the Arm ecosystem by bringing together industry and the open source community to work on key projects, deliver great tools, reduce industry wide fragmentation and redundant effort, and provide common software foundations for all. The mission is not exclusive to Arm – Linaro can work on other architectures and technologies where the work benefits Linaro members and the Arm ecosystem.

Linux Foundation & LF Edge - The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source. They recently launched LF Edge, an umbrella organization which is working to establish an open, interoperable framework unified across IoT, Cloud, Telecom and Enterprise Edge communities, that will support emerging edge applications in non-traditional video and connected things requiring lower latency and faster processing.

MESA - Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International is a worldwide not-for-profit community of manufacturing companies, information technology hardware and software suppliers, system integrators, consulting service providers, analysts, editors, academics and students. The combined purpose is to improve business results and production operations through optimized application and implementation of information technology and best management practices.

MESS - MESS is an employers association that supports the development of 230+ member companies employing 190,000 people, leading the metal industry in Turkey. MEXT, a technology platform established by MESS in Istanbul, is a major industrial technology hub at the intersection of Europe, the Middle East and Asia with an ecosystem of 30+ globally recognized technology providers, universities and institutes.

MTConnect Institute - The MTConnect Institute is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit standards development organization for the MTConnect standard. Its membership is made up of over 400 companies and research organizations in discrete manufacturing including automotive, aerospace, medical, and other industries as well as software developers supporting those industries.

MulteFire Alliance - An international association dedicated to building a global ecosystem in support of the common interests of members, developers and users in the application of Long Term Evolution (LTE) and next generation mobile cellular technology in configurations that use unlicensed and shared radio spectrum. MulteFire is an LTE-based technology that can be deployed standalone in unlicensed or shared spectrum, while ensuring fair sharing of spectrum with other users and technologies in the same bands.. For more information on MulteFire technology, its benefits, or how to become a member of the MulteFire Alliance, please visit

NASSCOM - A not-for-profit industry association established in 1988, NASSCOM is focused on building the architecture integral to the development of the IT BPM sector through policy advocacy, and help in setting up the strategic direction for the sector to unleash its potential and dominate newer frontiers.

NEMA - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, and resilience, as well as efficiency and energy security. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.

OASIS - OASIS is a not-for-profit consortium which drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society, since its launch in 1993. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide open standards for security, Cloud computing, SOA, Web services, the Smart Grid, e-publishing, emergency management and other areas.

Object Management Group - The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG’s modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes.

oneM2M - The purpose and goal of oneM2M is to develop technical specifications which address the need for a common M2M Service Layer that can be readily embedded within various hardware and software, and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide.

The Open Group - The Open Group is an international vendor- and technology-neutral consortium upon which organizations rely to lead the development of IT standards and certifications, and to provide them with access to key industry peers, suppliers and best practices. The Open Group provides guidance and an open environment in order to ensure interoperability and vendor neutrality.

Open Connectivity Foundation, Inc. (OCF) - The Open Connectivity Foundation, Inc. (OCF) is a group of industry leaders who are coming together to deliver a specification, and to promote an open source implementation to improve interoperability between the billions of devices making up the Internet of Things (IoT).

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) - The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of 530+ businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities making location information and services FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable - by creating free geospatial standards. Additionally, OGC's collaborative R&D lab builds and tests innovative solutions to members' use cases. Visit

The OPC Foundation – The OPC Foundation has facilitated the development and adoption of the OPC information exchange standards. Its mission is to help industry vendors, end-users and software developers maintain interoperability in their manufacturing and automation assets. The Foundation serves over 600 members worldwide in the Industrial Automation, IT, IoT, IIoT, M2M, Industrie 4.0, Building Automation, machine tools, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and Smart Energy sectors.

OSGi Alliance - The OSGi Alliance is a worldwide consortium of technology innovators that advances a proven and mature process to create open specifications that enable the modular assembly of software built with Java technology.

QuEST Forum - QuEST Forum is a global association and through their members develop and implement quality and performance practices that unite and improve the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. Through the implementation of a common set of quality requirements, the collaborative activities of its global Work Groups, an emphasis on industry best practices, and the delivery of a leading-edge measurement system, QuEST Forum advances the quality, reliability, and performance of ICT products and services around the world.

Robot Revolution & Industrial IoT Initiative - The Robot Revolution & Industrial IoT Initiative (RRI) is a privately-led organization that promotes manufacturing business revolution through IoT and robot application expansion. The RRI is an open innovation platform that enables a wide range of stakeholders to collaborate and contribute in relevant fields. The RRI has more than 500 members including private companies, industry associations, research institutes and researchers. Videos and materials from the 3rd RRI International Symposium for Connected Industries are located here (30 November 2017).

Russian Association of Industrial Internet - Russian Association of Industrial Internet is a regional IIoT organization.

Society of Petroleum Engineers - The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. Incorporated since 1985, SPE began within the American Institute of Mining Engineers (AIME), founded in 1871 to advance the production of metals, minerals, and energy resources through the application of engineering.

TM Forum - TM Forum is a global industry association for digital business, connecting talented individuals, leading companies, and diverse ecosystems to accelerate members' successful digital business transformation. The Forum provides hands-on collaboration programs and communities; thought-provoking research and publications; tools, best practices, and standards; conferences and workshops; and training for business and IT leaders.

Trusted Computing Group - The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is a not-for-profit organization formed to develop, define and promote open, vendor-neutral, global industry standards, supportive of a hardware-based root of trust, for interoperable trusted computing platforms.

UPnP Forum - UPnP Forum, established in 1999, is a global alliance of more than 1,000 industry leading organizations working to enable device-to-device interoperability and facilitate easier and better home networking. The Forum promotes the adoption of uniform technical device interconnectivity standards and certifies devices conforming to these standards. UPnP Forum is an impartial group enabling member companies to participate and develop extensions to the UPnP Device Architecture, which defines how to use the Internet Protocol (IP) to communicate between devices, and Device Control Protocols (DCPs), which are services between devices. Members of UPnP Forum include market leaders in computing, printing and networking, consumer electronics, home appliances, automation, control and security, and mobile products.

The Wi-SUN Alliance - The Wi-SUN Alliance is a global non-profit, member-based association with more than 200 members comprised of industry leading companies. Its mission is to drive the proliferation of interoperable wireless solutions for use in smart cities, smart grids and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications using open standards from international standards organizations, such as IEEE 802, IETF, TIA, TTC and ETSI.

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. The W3C mission is to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the long-term growth of the Web. Below we discuss important aspects of this mission, all of which further W3C's vision of One Web.