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IEEE Opens the European Technology Centre in Vienna, Expanding Global Presence

Centre to focus on collaboration, support, and services for global technical community, addressing needs of industry, academia, and government institutions

26 September 2017 – IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization of engineers, scientists, and allied professionals dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity, announced the opening of the European Technology Centre in Vienna. The Centre will provide support and services to the European technical community, focusing specifically on the needs of industry, academia, and governmental institutions.

“Establishing the European Technology Centre marks an important step in furthering IEEE’s global, strategic activities within Europe and beyond,” said Karen Bartleson, IEEE President and CEO. “We see a strong foundation for collaboration and look forward to contributing important technology and policy initiatives that will help grow and strengthen the European science and innovation ecosystem.”

With more than 423,000 members worldwide, including over 55,000 in Europe, IEEE brings a global perspective and strong membership base of professionals who are leading authorities in world of changing technologies, from computing, communications, and sustainable energy systems to IoT, blockchain, biomedical engineering, and many more. IEEE inspires a global community to solve shared industry and societal challenges by leveraging technology to address important global issues. IEEE nurtures, develops, and advances technologies worldwide through standards development, supports the incubation of new innovations, produces highly cited publications, organizes major conferences, and offers a wide range of professional and educational programs.

IEEE plans to expand on a number of strategic initiatives including the European Public Policy Initiative, which aims to increase the dialogue between the European technology community and European policy makers and regulators through expert working groups in areas such as energy and information and communications technology (ICT). Activities of the European Public Policy Initiative include developing public-policy position statements and organizing policy-related events, among others.

Current engagements of the European Technology Centre include participation in the European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardisation and in the European Innovation Summit.

IEEE contacts in Vienna include Dr. Clara Neppel, Senior Director, European Business Operations (, and Dr. Hermann Brand, European Standards Affairs Director (

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