innovation

  • IEC prepares for the future

    15 April 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    In a city famous for its honking horns and yellow cabs, it is hard to imagine that horse drawn carriages were once the most common form of transportation in New York City. Two images of Fifth Avenue, taken only thirteen...
  • Looking to the future

    15 January 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    It is a generally accepted notion that we are living in times of rapid change. If, to paraphrase Heraclitus, change is the only constant, then organizations must anticipate areas of possible change and prepare themselves...
  • Bringing the ethics into innovation

    15 January 2019 by Zoë Smart
    At this time of the year many eyes are turned towards the new technologies coming out of big trade shows, such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. And while new...
  • Council elects future IEC President

    15 June 2018 by Claire Marchand
    IEC Council elected Yinbiao Shu of China as IEC President for a three-year term of office, starting 1 January 2020.
  • Riding the crest of the wave

    15 March 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Large marine energy facilities are being deployed, with the help of pioneering standardization work accomplished by IEC TC 114.
  • Back to the future of virtual reality

    15 March 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    The new film Ready Player One provides a glimpse into a futuristic concept of immersive virtual reality. Set in 2045, the movie tells the story of a hidden game within a connected and interactive virtual reality platform...
  • From conflict to civvy street

    15 March 2018 by Morand Fachot
    In conflicts, throughout history all sides have tried to make the best possible use of inventions and technology to gain a decisive advantage over adversaries. At the same time developing systems to minimize one’s own...
  • Protecting the environment with drones and robots

    15 March 2018 by Peter Feuilherade
    History provides many instances of technologies developed for military application being spun off and used in the civilian sector for different, broader uses and at lower prices. Drones and other unmanned powered...