The main Objectives of Action for Industry Initiative:

  • Bridge the gap and enhance relationships between industry, academia and IEEE
  • Influence organizations to support the involvement of their staff in IEEE activities
  • Urge people from industry to join IEEE and benefit from its products and services.

Actions for Industry (AI) would be a part of IEEE Region 8 Actions for Industry Initiative <link>.


Role of Section Industry Ambassador (SIA):

  • Identify industry’s needs by a survey, conducted by either IEEE or a professional agency
  • Promote IEEE to industry by informing them about IEEE benefits and its available products and services.
  • Convince industry that participation in professional associations like IEEE is beneficial to both the company and its employees.
  • Create & maintain a database on companies and contacts
  • Encourage networking between IEEE members in industry and academia
  • Convince IEEE to position its products & services better towards industry’s needs
  • Promote members and volunteer’s involvement with industry and community
  • Cooperate with Section, Chapter and Student Branch representatives in developing contacts and relationship with the industry and community
  • Interact with IEEE entities such as R8 AI, Chapters and other Sections.

To progress IEEE AI, the following is proposed:

  • An Industrial networking has to be established in order to develop partnership with IEEE by Coordination with Conferences Agenda, Professional Activities & Young Professionals.
  • Developing a panel of Mentors of experienced IEEE Industry Seniors and Fellows modeled on the actual Mentor program:IEEE Mentor Center is an online program that facilitates the matching of IEEE members for the purpose of establishing a mentoring partnership.
  • Enhancing Entrepreneurship programs by local and regional competitions
  • Promoting programs to have practitioner oriented hands-on workshops.
  • Organize seminars on latest topics of interest to IEEE Industry members.


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Industry Ambassador:

Nihel Ben Youssef

ISI, Univ. Tunis