LT-Innovate's Innovation Acceleration programme is based on an analysis of the value-chain which reveals that the process of innovation can be accelerated (or slowed down) by a series of factors (see graph below). 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 could be streamlined and simplified by a pervasive deployment of language technology to facilitate cross-lingual cognition and interaction in business and society.

In the short-term, 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 based on reinforced vendor collaboration. The latter could 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 verticals (automotive, aerospace, media, finance, defence, healthcare, legal, etc.);
  • fostering the coorperation between vendors and researchers through an increased awareness of industry's research needs and dissemination of research results;
  • 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 our WORKING GROUPS, EVENTS and our NEWS CHANNEL.