The world’s biggest professional technical organisation for engineers, scientists, and technical professionals is expanding its global presence with a new location in Vienna.
If you are not a technical professional, you may not recognise the acronym IEEE. You might also think that “technical standards and standardisation” does not sound terribly exciting. However, when you realise that the IEEE developed and defined the technical standard for Wi-Fi on which developers around the world rely, you begin to see the significance of the name “IEEE”.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, or “I-triple-E”) now also has a key location in Vienna.
The IEEE’s new Vienna technology centre, which will be located in the Austrian Standards building in Vienna’s 2nd district, will support the European technical community, focusing on growing and strengthening the European scientific and innovation ecosystem.
IEEE manages, develops, and supports technology worldwide by developing standards as well as supporting the incubation of innovation, producing highly cited publications, organising large conferences, and offering a wide range of professional and educational programmes. This professional organisation has 423,000 members worldwide, with 55,000 in Europe alone. For Vienna, the organisation will not only bring important incentives to its business sector – the variety of large conferences it will attract will have a significant impact: 1,000 participants are expected to attend the upcoming IEEE events in Vienna by the middle of next year alone.
Vienna, 22. September 2017