On 19 June 2012, Brussels was the meeting point for LT-Innovate members and representatives from the Language Technology Industry to network, discuss needs, strategies, innovation opportunities and business trends. The LT-Innovate Summit brought together all major players involved in Language Technology (LT) such as vendors and buyers, experts and investors, researchers and policy makers, enhancing the visibility of the fragmented European LT landscape and establishing LT as a key enabling technology for Europe.
31 LT companies presented their activities in front of an audience and an Expert Jury composed of major players involved in LT with a solid background and experience in the development of innovative practices in the LT arena. The Expert Jury rated each presentation based on the following criteria:
Innovativeness – Business potential – Team experience – Competitive position – Investment or partnering interest – Project profile quality.
The 12 best presentations of the LT-Innovate Showcases were awarded the LT-Innovate trophy during the Award Ceremony. The LT-Innovate trophy was handed to them personally by Amelia Andersdotter, Seán Kelly and Katarina Neveďalová, Members of the European Parliament.
“It is encouraging to see how the language diversity of the European Union provides such a good basis for innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of language technology”, said Amelia Andersdotter, Member of the European Parliament.
“TEMIS has over the years built up a strong install base – and our clients are asking for ever more scenarios and domains to be covered by Luxid®. This is why we are currently inviting third parties to become active on this market – for their own benefit: Partners will find options for monetization of their existing resources and competencies. That the LT-Innovate community welcomes that model is a strong encouragement for us to proceed in this direction”, explains Stefan Geissler, Director of TEMIS Germany.
more > http://www.lt-innovate.eu/page/lt-innovate-summit-2012#Award