LT-Innovate's Innovation Acceleration programme is based on value-chains analysis which reveals that the process of innovation can be accelerated (or slowed down) by a series of factors (see graph above). Ideally, all these factors need to be addressed to ensure a smooth and steady flow of innovation from the drawing board of the researcher to the end consumer in the various application markets.

Many language-dependent production and service processes across many domains can be streamlined and simplified by a pervasive deployment of language technology to facilitate cross-lingual cognition and interaction.

LT-Innovate sees the key driver of innovation in an intensified interaction between LT vendors and buyers/users, with the double goal of identifying needs and delivering mature responses to these. The latter will be further reinforced by harnessing the strengths of world-class applied research.

Currently, LT-Innovate's Innovation Acceleration programme focuses on:

  • contributing to a better knowledge and understanding of LT markets through the LangTechNews information channel;
  • facilitating the intearction between LT vendors and buyers through a series of working groups and targetted events (conferences, workshops, focus groups) providing insights into the needs of specific industries or verticals;
  • encouraging the coming together of collaborative buyer-vendor-researcher consortia to take advantage of market-driven innovation opportunities.

For more information, see our pages on DOMAIN-SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS, WORKING GROUPS, EVENTS and our NEWS CHANNEL