Industrial Internet Consortium, 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation Announce Partnership

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

March 20, 2020


The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) will collaborate in an effort to maximize synergies of 5G for the Industrial Internet.

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) will collaborate in an effort to enable interoperability, prevent fragmentation, and maximize synergies of 5G for the Industrial Internet.

Leadership teams from both companies will work in a complementary fashion and identify synergies. Areas of alignment include requirement modeling and specification, architecture patterns, connectivity and communications security, and more.

 “5G represents a key technology for the factory of the future and for achieving unprecedented levels of flexibility, versatility, and productivity,” said chairman of 5G-ACIA Andreas Müller, in a press release. “We are excited to work more closely together with the IIC and to make sure that the different building blocks coming out of the two organizations seamlessly fit together. Only through such concerted actions it will be possible to unlock the full potential that 5G can bring to the factory floor.”

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The IIC Liaison Working Group is the gateway for formal relationships with standards and open-source organizations, consortia, alliances, certification and testing bodies and government entities/agencies. The agreement with the 5G-ACIA is one of several agreements made by the IIC’s Liaison Working Group. A list of current liaisons can be found here.


Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including (Phoenix), (Phoenix),, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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