Why join ?

Contribute in defining the future of smart cities

Developing a meaningful specification for the management of smart outdoor device networks requires active participation of all kinds of stakeholders. Therefore the TALQ consortium offers various opportunities for those who want to play an active role in developing and setting a new interface standard for smart city applications.

Regular and Associate Membership is meant for participants from various industries who will want to provide TALQ compliant products, whereas the TALQ Partner Program is focusing on Municipalities, Utilities, Consultants etc. who can advise and provide valuable feedback to the TALQ Consortium on the requirements for the specification and certification program.

Regular Membership

Regular membership is for those entities willing and able to make an active contribution to the objectives of the TALQ consortium. Regular members are entiteled to participate in all activities of the consortium, such as

  • access to the General Assembly, including voting rights
  • serve as Steering Committee Member
  • participation in the working groups, such as the Technical Working Group, Certification Working Group, Requirements Working Group and the Promotions Working Group
  • participation in development and evaluation of the TALQ specificationsfor smart city applications products and systems
  • cost-free and unrestricted access to the TALQ Specification(s)
  • cost-free approval and certification of TALQ-compliant products (number of products is unlimited)
  • co-organize and attend regular partner meetings
  • co-organize and attend promotional events such as presentations, workshops, webinars, etc.

Further advantages of regular membership

  • benefit from TALQ PR and communication activities
  • be a part of the TALQ website with direct link to your own internet presence
  • receive the TALQ newsletter and internal TALQ Talk bulletin

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is for those persons or entities with an interest in the objectives of the consortium, willing to support the development and promote the application of the TALQ specifications. Associate members are entitled to participate in selected activities of the consortium such as

  • access to the General Assembly, with no voting rights
  • participation in the TALQ Requirements Working Group and Promotion Working Group (only)
  • the right to comment on draft TALQ specification(s)
  • approval and certification of TALQ-compliant products through a service fee per product
  • attend regular partner meetings
  • attend promotional events such as presentations, workshops, webinars, etc.

Further advantages of associate membership

  • benefit from TALQ PR and communication activities
  • be a part of the TALQ website with direct link to your own internet presence
  • receive the TALQ newsletter and internal TALQ Talk bulletin

How to become a TALQ Member ?

For further inquiries about the membership application process, please contact the TALQ Consortium by e-mail at membership@talq-consortium.org . You will be supplied with a copy of the Consortium Agreement and Membership Application Process information. Once you have indicated your preference for either Regular or Associate membership and provided contact details a Membership Agreement will be sent for your approval.

Partner Program

The TALQ Consortium wants to learn from non-lighting industry stakeholders how they perceive our activities and deliverables. To this end we have created the Partner Program, which is aimed specifically on Municipalities, Utilities, Consultants and all others who do not provide TALQ Compliant products, but have an interest in providing us with advice and feedback. This should facilitate adoption of our specification and optimize the operation of smart outdoor lighting management systems.

Becoming a TALQ Partner allows you to

  • evaluate the TALQ specifications for outdoor lighting products and systems first-hand and provide feedback
  • address your individual requirements e.g. for tendering and operational processes
  • participate in regular partner meetings
  • attend promotional events such as presentations, workshops, webinars, etc.
  • benefit from our PR and communication activities
  • be a part of the TALQ website with direct link to your own internet presence
  • receive the TALQ newsletter and internal TALQ Talk bulletin
  • be up to date with the latest activities of the TALQ consortium

For information on how to become a TALQ Partner please send an email to partnerprogram@talq-consortium.org .