The MSB (Market Strategy Board) was set up by the IEC to identify the principal technological trends and market needs in the IEC’s fields of activity. It sets strategies to maximize input from primary markets and establishes priorities for the technical and conformity assessment work of the IEC, improving the IEC’s response to the needs of innovative and fast-moving markets.
To accomplish its work, the MSB sets up special working groups that are dissolved after they have completed their work.
The MSB comprises 15 chief technology officers as members appointed from industry, and (ex officio) the IEC Officers.
The MSB publishes recommendations – White Papers – in a form that differs from International Standards.