Nanoelectronics research center imec announced today that it has been awarded by the European Commission with the HR excellence in Research label, a recognition for imec’s human resource policy to create the best possible employment and working conditions for researchers.
During the past year, imec has made an in depth assessment of its HRM strategy and produced a very comprehensive and clear action plan to further improve the quality of its talent and career practices towards researchers. The European Commission congratulates imec for this achievement, meeting all the requirements for awarding the HR excellence in Research logo. Imec’s research covers multidisicplinary fields ranging from semiconductor chips and systems, electronics for life sciences, body area networks, energy, photovoltaics, sustainable wireless communication, image sensors and vision systems, and flexible electronics and displays. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium), its staff of over 2,080 people includes almost 800 researcher profiles, and more than 670 industrial residents and guest researchers.
To enhance the appeal of European research careers, the European Union has developed a European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. With this Charter, the EU aims to create a positive attitude towards the profession of researcher, encourage young people to become researchers, and researchers to continue their research career in Europe. European research institutions that implement the code of conduct to stimulate and create a favorable working environment for researchers, can apply for the HR Excellence in Research label.
Imec (imec.be) performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, India and Japan. Its staff of over 2,080 people includes more than 670 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2013, imec's revenue (P&L) totaled 332 million euro.
Imec is a registered trademark for the activities of IMEC International (a legal entity set up under Belgian law as a "stichting van openbaar nut”), imec Belgium (IMEC vzw supported by the Flemish Government), imec the Netherlands (Stichting IMEC Nederland, part of Holst Centre which is supported by the Dutch Government), imec Taiwan (IMEC Taiwan Co.) and imec China (IMEC Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.) and imec India (Imec India Private Limited).