• What is the number one strength of TxIS?
    On the one hand, Clients have a relatively even technology workforce (their employees) generating a defined output (by their cumulative expertise). This workforce faces a stochastic workload based upon market requirements.
    On the other hand, the fluctuating market requires dynamic engineering resources; Clients are more interested in R&D type services in an "up market," while they focus on production stability, maintenance, sustainability, efficiency, prevention and system integrity in a "down market." It obviously presents a difficult problem at high frequency market fluctuation.
  • What type of services does TxIS offer?
    TxIS is the leading global entity providing scientific augmentation assistance to its Client's R&D operations.

    TxIS clients utilize our 18,000 strong technical network for:

    • Assistance with solving ongoing science and technology problems in cases where manpower and time are limited or where there is insufficient internal expertise & resources.
    • Evaluation of existing & emerging technologies and related application trends, along with potential ways to integrate those ideas into new or existing product lines.
    • Global searches for new intellectual property to supplement existing intellectual property in their portfolio, and/or circumvent a competitor's patent.
    • Utilizing our 800+ test facilities, assets and analytical expertise, TxIS controls one of the largest test laboratory base in the world.
  • Is TxIS an "outsourcing" organization?
    Absolutely not! "Outsourcing" is an exclusively financial consideration; where the Client is able to get the job done, but the outsourcing company offers lower cost. TxIS does not do that. TxIS provides the expertise and/or assets the Client does not have, therefore (by augmenting the Client's engineering organization), our company is enabling the Client's team to successfully complete their job.
  • Why TxIS is more effective than if I found a given university on Google?
    The fundamental problem for the 18,000 technologists is, as follows: upon receiving a Client's problem statement, the obvious next step is to provide ideas and concepts on how to solve the problem. Each and every material sent by the technologists constitutes an "unprotected Intellectual Property," carrying a large degree of ownership security danger. TxIS is among the very few western organizations that have an impeccable reputation between Prague and Shanghai. Technologists will release concepts and ideas to TxIS, which they would not release to anyone else.
  • Why is TxIS the best choice for my technology solutions?
    TxIS is rarely limited in ability or scope to assist clients with challenging technology needs due to our Global Research Alliance, which consists of a wide variety of ofscientific, research, development, engineering, and testing experts, whose backgrounds span a broad array of scientific and engineering disciplines. TxIS's dynamic and global approach to R&D eliminates the common constraints of an in-house R&D/engineering department, such as overall manpower, time, and technical breadth of the team, without the usual downsides that often occur when working with an outside contractor on projects, such as high cost, long-term contractual obligations, or loss of "hands-on" control.

  • What kind of return on investment can I expect?
    Return on investment will vary depending upon the nature of the project. Historically, TxIS's time to market cycle is 25-40% shorter, and generally at a 30% lower cost, than comparable projects carried out with domestic universities and/or laboratories. Additionally, Intellectual Property resulting from engagements with TxIS is owned by the client, and may be used as an additional internal investment.

  • Who owns any resulting technology (IP) resulting from a TxIS supported project?
    Unlike projects completed with U.S. universities or laboratories, Intellectual Property resulting from engagements with TxIS is owned by the client. Eastern universities are not bound by the Bayh-Dole Amendment, where the institution owns resulting Intellectual Property.

  • Is a project required to begin at a certain status or preparedness?
    No. TxIS has taken on a one day project and have been involved in a large number of programs, exceeding 12 months duration.

  • What does the Scope of Work (SoW) cover?
    The Scope of Work (SoW), jointly developed between TxIS and the client, captures and defines the work activities, deliverables, and timeline for a project. Detailed requirements and pricing are specified in the SoW, along with objectives and any project-specific terms and conditions.

  • Who manages the project and to what extent will my engineering team be involved?
    TxIS manages the project, and the level of involvement of your engineering team is at your discretion. TxIS provides experienced project managers who direct overall communication and manage the flow of work between your engineers and the TxIS scientists selected for the project.

  • How are the scientists chosen to work on my project?
    TxIS' project managers utilize our network search capabilities to identify the most suitable research team for your project. Specific scientific and technical disciplines required to achieve the desired results and the number of scientists or engineers needed to achieve defined milestones are taken into account when selecting the team.

  • Where are the scientists in the TxIS network located?
    The TxIS network, or Global Research Alliance, consists of more than 18,000 Ph.D. professors and scientists, and more than 800 test laboratories, in more than 200 universities and research institutes in the former Eastern Bloc, Greece, Turkey, and several other Asian countries. TxIS actively manages these resources through its 13 offices located around the world.

  • What if I am not comfortable having work done in a certain country?
    TxIS works under the guidance of the client, and project managers will comply with your wishes when choosing the research team, no questions asked. The size of the Global Research Alliance provides flexibility to comply with any and all concerns on this matter, and still provide the best engineering services available.

  • Who should I contact once the project is underway?
    The TxIS project manager is your first and most reliable point-of-contact, acting as a resource for you to rely upon during your day-to-day business operations. Once a project begins, TxIS project managers facilitate communication from both sides, as necessary. Regular progress reports are provided, thereby opening the channels of discussion between you and the scientist(s) working on the project via e-mail or through progress discussions with the research team via conference call.

  • Will I be able to communicate directly with the scientists that are working on my project?
    Absolutely, with the requirement that the TxIS project manager is copied on all written correspondence.

  • How can I be sure that my project information will not migrate to my competitors?
    TxIS is allocating a specific project manager to each Client. This project manager is responsible for information security. Project managers are not allowed to disclose specific project information to each other.

  • Why do you think that your organization offers higher level security than an engineering company here in town?
    It is based on geography. In any given industry, especially in any given town, technology experts change jobs and work together at various times; in short everyone knows everyone. It is much safer for a Client, if TxIS sent the project seven time zones away.

  • Let's assume TxIS completed a project for us. Will you use the information you gained on another project?
    No, we don't do that. We do not sell the same knowledge on the same type of program twice.

  • Will the scientists relocate to the U.S. to work on my project?
    As a general rule, the scientists chosen to work on your project remain overseas during the course of a project. In rare circumstances, scientists do come to the U.S. to meet with a client, however, TxIS prefers that the bulk of the work be done in their local laboratory where they are most comfortable, and have access to the required instrumentation. This structure is designed to keep the overall project cost down.

  • How can I be certain my proprietary & confidential information will be safe?
    Confidentiality is paramount to TxIS business. Strict precautions are taken to insure all sensitive information is protected both during and after your project. In addition to the NDA and frame agreement that govern the business relationship, TxIS also has agreements in place with every subsequent research team that impose stringent confidentiality and work product requirements on all parties.

  • What guarantee do I have that the scientist(s) working on my project will not publish the results?
    In Western universities, for a variety of reasons, a strong focus exists on publishing the results of academic work. In the Eastern world, where universities routinely support industrial pursuits, the mind-set is different. Eastern universities have an academic structure centered on how their ideas can be utilized by industry. TxIS further guarantees, through agreements with each member of the research team, that any scientist working on a TxIS sponsored project is precluded from sharing any information outside of the assigned team for that project, including within their own school and department.

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