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The Papyrus Industry Consortium (IC) was established as part of the PolarSys working group to collaborate on the development of an advanced, industry-ready, open source, model-based engineering (MBE) tool suite, and open tool platform.

Papyrus is the PolarSys solution for SysML and UML modeling, used extensively in large industrial solutions. Based on the Eclipse platform, it provides lifecycle integration through both Eclipse-based offerings and domain-specific tools contributed by partners.

The industry consortium will drive a community of users, software product and services suppliers, and researchers. It will encompass organizations ranging from those developing Enterprise Software to those developing in the domains of IoT (Internet of Things) and Cyber-Physical Systems.

PolarSys is an Eclipse Working Group created by large industry players and by tools providers to collaborate on the creation and support of Open Source tools for the development of embedded systems.