The Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovations (CXI) is a specific part of the Technical University of Liberec (TUL) - it is the only research institute of TUL that builds its personnel policy on the following pillars:
- Competent work teams and qualified staff
Our employees participate in about 80 national or international projects per year, and work very closely with industrial partners and other research organizations. CXI carries out a number of contract research or innovation voucher contracts each year. Of course, we support the upgrading or deepening of the qualifications of our staff.
- Ensuring ideal conditions for the implementation of R&D&I activities
Research, development and innovation activities at CXI are carried out in a newly built building from 2012. The individual departments have modern equipment and instruments. We emphasize open communication and encourage collaboration across CXI and the whole TUL. We are a different kind of "academic environment". Flexible working hours, part-time hours for parents, working from home, and joint formal and informal events are commonplace for us. In addition, TUL has a range of benefits.
- Quality management and leadership mechanisms
We emphasize transparency, support for career and personal development, fair evaluation and remuneration of our employees. An annual employee satisfaction survey is an important tool to determine employee satisfaction and, most importantly, employee feedback. Group discussions are a common practice at CXI, communication is one of the basic tools for successful management of employees.
- Orientation to international projects and international cooperation
CXI encourages the submission and implementation of international projects, as well as collaboration with international staff. Their experience, insight and approach can have a very positive impact on the research team or increase the quality of R&D&I outputs. The share of foreign staff at CXI is about 20%. TUL is the regional contact point of the EURAXESS network, which assists foreign workers in their adaptation.