This is a summary of New Initiatives Committee (NIC) approved projects beginning in 2013 through 2017 and the total amount funded. The funding includes the total NIC funds allocated to the project.

Project Description Years Total amount funded
Early Career Faculty Development (ECFD) seed grant project was sponsored by Educational Activities, IEEE Region 8 and IEEE Region 10. Its objectives were to pilot several “proof-of-concept” programs validating the professional needs of Early Career Faculty (ECF) and create a sustainable, fee-based ECF resource portfolio of products and services. Early career resources would be targeted to individuals from zero to five years post-graduation as they transition from student to industry professional or faculty member. 2013 $40,000
IEEE Academic was sponsored by the Student Educational Resources Committee (SERC), University Resources Committee and Educational Activities.  The project assists students with their academic learning through an extensive collection of locally-relevant educational content, developed by professors and students working together. Launched with a seed grant in 2013, it became a new initiative in 2015. IEEE Academic now contains more than 508 videos in 7 languages (totaling 72 hours of technical and educational content. 2013-2017 $176,480
China Social Media was sponsored by IEEE Corporate Activities to establish a strong social media presence in China. The objectives were to develop IEEE sites on the four (4) most popular social media platforms in China (Sina Weibo, Renren, Tencent QQ and Wechat), communicate in Chinese, and attract up to 100,000 followers across the social media platforms over the course of two years. 2013-2015 $158,700
Public Policy Engagement in Europe was sponsored by Corporate Activities. The project will develop and implement an effective and sustainable program to assist the roughly 60,000 European IEEE members to influence and shape European public policy. 2013-2017 $1,234,000
Internet of Things (IoT) was sponsored by Technical Activities, Future Directions Committee, seven IEEE societies and councils, and IEEE Standards Association. It is a cross-disciplinary project to establish IEEE as the recognized world leader in providing information on IoT and the home for professionals focused on IoT and its related technologies. The objective is to create a “one-stop-shop” for IoT intelligence, fund activities to fill gaps in coverage, provide a “One IEEE” view to the IoT community, and serve as the foundation to help build thought leadership. 2014-2016 $1,360,000
Smart Cities Urbanization Challenge was sponsored by Technical Activities, Member and Geographic Activities, and IEEE Standards Association. The project is a global, multi-disciplinary, cross-operating unit effort for IEEE to create a vibrant and worldwide network of cities.  2014-2016 $625,000
The e-government seed grant project was sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society to grow IEEE leadership in the e-government field. The project will increase IEEE’s presence and visibility in the main forums related to this field, become a necessary partner in events, meetings, and other forums, and look for ways to scale and replicate this model. 2015 $45,000
IEEE Big Data Initiative (BDI) was sponsored by 20 IEEE societies and councils, Educational Activities, IEEE Standards Association, Technical Activities, and Future Directions Committee. BDI’s goal is to deliver a single, coordinated message and brand for IEEE to be recognized and acknowledged as a leader in the big data space. 2015-2017 $925,000
Chapter Technical Meeting Recording and Distribution seed grant project was sponsored by IEEE Region 6 and the Computer Society. The project will capture IEEE local section chapter technical meeting presentations and provide a way for these recorded presentations to be stored and accessed by IEEE members.  2015-2016 $80,000
Cybersecurity was sponsored by the Computer Society and Future Directions Committee. It is built on IEEE’s long-standing and world-leading technical activities in cybersecurity. IEEE wants to be internationally acknowledged as a dynamic independent world-leading organization in cybersecurity research and development, policy, and education. It wants to become the professional society of choice for those interested in cybersecurity technology and be a trusted and exceptional source of knowledge for cybersecurity. 2015-2017 $680,000
Green Information and Communications Technology (ICT) was sponsored by Educational Activities, Member and Geographic Activities, Technical Activities, and nine IEEE societies and councils. It will create a multidisciplinary forum for IEEE’s broad technological community to provide leadership on achieving sustainability through ICT as well as to greening, through ICT, in various application sectors.  2015-2017 $805,000
IEEE Standards University was sponsored by IEEE Standards Association and Educational Activities. This three-year project has multiple tracks to expand IEEE’s standards education content and resources for educators, students, and professionals focusing on the development and use of standards; the impact of standards on business; an understanding of patents and standards; and the role of conformity assessment. 2015-2017 $325,000
Professional Education Series Prototype seed grant project was sponsored by the Computer, Power and Energy, Communications, and Signal Processing Societies. The project will develop a prototype continuing-professional-education program and implement the program with a target industry partner in a 12-month period.  2015 $17,000
IEEE Open Source seed grant project is run by IEEE-SA. The outcomes of the project include the development of pilot activity under IEEE P2413 working group (WG) for Internet of Things (IoT), a framework for WGs to engage with Open Source, an inventory of existing Open Source activities and an assessment across IEEE, a survey of IEEE members and organizational units, interviews with corporate members, and the exploration of new IEEE business models related to Open Source. 2016 $40,000
Crowdfunding Portal is a seed grant project to create a common equity crowdfunding (CECf) web portal that will allow US-based entrepreneurial/start-up companies in engineering and the physical and life sciences (all IEEE fields of interest) to raise funding to grow their businesses through the sale of equity shares to the public. 2016 $40,000
2030 Careers into the Classroom is a seed grant project to provide a unique and engaging experience to raise students’ awareness of the engineering and technology career opportunities that will be available in 2030. 2016 $40,000
Internet TV show: WebChat is a new initiative to deliver 12 web episodes, each less than ten minutes, to be broadcast exclusively on the Raw Science Web Channel. The project will interweave social issues with STEAM topics and make it appealing to young audiences. 2016-2017 $385,000
Values Based Web and Integrated Social Media Messaging Projectis working with IEEE Region 6, Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) and Society for the Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) to increase traffic to these IEEE sites. The initiative will increase traffic by redesigning the web sites, improving the first click or first “landing” experience, and improved messaging between these IEEE sites and social media channels such as blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Google+, Collabratec, and Pinterest. 2016-2017 $240,000
IEEE Media Sharing Mobile App, sponsored by the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES), will create a mobile app to discuss engineering photos and 30-second videos, share solutions, stimulate ideation, and exhibit innovation within the technical community – an “Instagram for Engineers.” 2016-2017 $38,000
Improving IEEE Xplore Experience: 2nd gen analytics aims to create a data analytics service for IEEE’s digital library and serves end-user needs. The project will replicate and extend the product search and discovery features found on social networks and e-commerce web sites. The project envisions a Personal Assistant model that absorbs the advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence. 2016-2017 $26,000
Task Registries for Lifelong Learning is sponsored by Learning Technology Standards Committee and Technical Committee on Learning Technology. It's original scope is to set up a Task Registry within Collabratec to enable employers to post tasks or pre-internships and to enable students to gain real-world experience at a younger age than traditional internships. The scope has been expanded to explore how IEEE could contribute to the humanitarian cause of providing free computer-based learning, experience, and credentials to those without affordable access to traditional education. 2016-2017 $40,000
IEEE Learning Network is sponsored by Educational Activities and is intended as a one-stop single site for all continuing education products from across IEEE. The project will provide a common platform for IEEE Operating Units like societies, conferences, IEEE-USA, etc. to place their webinars, self-study courses, MOOCs, registration for live offerings and more. 2017 $432,500
Rebooting Computing is a multi-OU new initiative project with five major activities: an industrial management function called the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS), a new Industry Summit to expose industrial partners to the vision of Rebooting Computing, a Lower Power Image Recognition Challenge (LPIRC), the International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC) serving as a forum for interdisciplinary, technical exchange, and the “AI, Machine Learning and Cybersecurity Confluence” industry engagement activity to pilot a new and novel model for developing trend and roadmap papers. 2017 $237,000
Environmental Engineering, a multi-OU new initiative project, focuses on the creation of a comprehensive Environmental Engineering Initiative (EEI) web portal to facilitate access to activities, knowledge, information, and services within IEEE and contribute to and expand aggregation of the interdisciplinary community in this field both within and outside the IEEE. 2017 $40,000
Enhanced History Timeline, sponsored by the IEEE History Committee, is a project to develop a sophisticated timeline-type tool to excel in presenting a historical narrative in a way that is useful and engaging for the broader public 2017 $40,000
IEEE Young Women in Engineering Network, sponsored by the Australian Capital Territory Section, is designed to establish a network for high school girls with an interest in engineering to provide opportunities and develop sustained significant relationships with like-minded peers and mentors to support and encourage young women in their final years of high school. 2017 34,000
IEEE Summer Camps is sponsored by Educational Activities and IEEE Marketing to develop IEEE Summer Camps for high school students. These camps will extend the IEEE and TryEngineering brands, and make IEEE more relevant to future engineers and technologists and their parents. 2017 $116,000