Chutung Town Chung Hsing Rd Sec. 4 #195,
Building 51 Room 315
Hsinchu County, Chutung Town Chung Hsing Rd Sec. 4 #195, Building 51 Room 315
The mission of ITRI is to drive
industrial development, create
economic value, and enhance
social well-being through
The mission of ITRI is to drive industrial development, create economic value,
and enhance social well-being through technology R&D.
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2030 Technology Strategy & RoadmapFacing today’s challenges and opportunities, ITRI developed the 2030 Technology Strategy & Roadmap, which identifies AI, semiconductors, information and communications, and cloud information security as four major intelligentization technologies, under three main application areas of smart living, health care, and sustainability. The ultimate goal is to transform life through technology, in order to help industry and society achieve a better future.
Friendly Work EnvironmentITRI was recently honored to receive the first Work-Life Balance Award from the Ministry of Labor (Executive Yuan), in recognition of outstanding performance in three areas of Friendly Work Environment, Happy Family, and Good Health.
ITRI devotes significant resources to establishing a friendly work environment. Vacation leave benefits go far beyond legal requirements. To meet needs of employees at different life phases, ITRI offers maternity and post-maternity leave, special sickness/injury leave, and volunteer leave. In addition to mandated maternity leave, 60 additional days of post-maternity leave at half salary are available for new parents. Special accident/injury leave includes six months of leave at full salary, and another six months at half-salary. To encourage employees to engage in community service, one day of leave may be taken annually for volunteerism.
To promote happy family life for employees, ITRI provides on-campus nursery, kindergartens, supplementary school through elementary school, and nursing rooms. These professionally staffed facilities afford parents the peace of mind to know that their children are well cared for and close at hand for convenient dropoff and pickup before and after work. In addition, ITRI started a platform to help young single employees connect, organizing regular activities that have resulted in more than 30 couples meeting and marrying through this program.
ITRI pays close attention to employee health. There are medical clinics on every campus, subsidized annual health checks with a convenient online platform for follow-up, as well as organized health promotion activities. Besides, an excellent employee fitness/recreation center (“YoHo Club”) which includes a 50-meter swimming pool, spa and sauna area, fitness area, badminton and tennis courts, table tennis and billiards area, and even Karaoke rooms, makes it convenient for employees to exercise and relax before and after work. Cafeterias provide low-calorie, low-cholesterol healthy foods. Also, the Caring & Assistance Skills training program creates a culture of mutual support among employees.
Transforming the Corporate CultureWhen Dr. Edwin Liu took office as ITRI’s President three years ago, returning to Taiwan after a successful 30-year career in the US, he began implementing his vision to infuse ITRI’s DNA with some aspects of Western business culture, in order to take ITRI “from A to A+”. Three main concepts emphasized are Innovative Thinking, Open Communication, and Agile Management.
In terms of Innovative Thinking, ITRI encourages employees to break barriers and to take on the challenge of establishing Blue Ocean markets with few competitors. Every year ITRI awards dozens of prizes for outstanding innovations, cross-department collaborations, value-added patents and industry service, and many more.
Open Communication is highly emphasized, as ITRI seeks a communication culture where honest feedback is shared in all directions and an open door policy encourages employees to directly express opinions to management. Managers should lead by example, discuss things face to face with employees, and establish consensus and trust, to improve organizational vitality and efficiency, and to stimulate their teams to produce high-impact innovations.
The third pillar of cultural transformation is Agile Management, a shift from process-based to results-based management. In 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ITRI implemented Remote Work for employees who need this option, offering flexibility and allowing employees take responsibility for independently achieving results. Agile management and remote work create a dynamic work culture that also helps ITRI extend its recruiting reach and attract the best talent from all over the world.
Actively Linking International ResourcesITRI actively builds a platform to develop talent with cross-disciplinary, international perspectives. One example is the Bridge Project, under which agreements for talent exchange were signed with UCLA and UC San Diego, to actively let high-potential researchers experience international working environments, and to develop talent with cross-disciplinary and international vision.
Recently ITRI won affirmation as a top employer by three major institutions. In 2019 ITRI was named by Cheers magazine survey as a top employer, while also winning an award from LinkedIn for interactive employer branding. Meanwhile, in global employer branding consultant Universum’s survey of the most attractive employers in Taiwan, ITRI ranked 6th in the top 50 among its target talent base of engineering and information technology students.