ADAPT Partners with Aglatech14 on New Technology Spinoff Orbital14

03 February 2022

Aglatech14 has today announced the launch of a new technology spinoff, Orbital14.  Orbital14 will look for breakthroughs to create disruptive solutions for clients and community and aims to create a ten fold impact. Orbital14 is actively working to expand partnerships in Artificial Intelligence to co-create solutions with leading companies to advance their efforts to lead growth industries towards a more digitally mediated world in 2030.

The new subsidiary is fully owned and hosted by Aglatech14. The partners include the ADAPT Centre; former ADAPT Centre researcher Dimitar Shterionov and his team at the Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence of Tilburg University in The Netherlands, whose model focuses on high-quality and innovation in research and education; G-Gravity in Milan, Italy, an integrated knowledge and competence hub with a community of innovators to incubate startups and accelerate business growth; and Gruppo Evo, a team of experts in cloud apps supporting business growth to ensure rapid scale, on-time delivery and an exceptional customer experience. 

Algatech14 is a leading content transformation company headquartered in Milan, Italy, with niche expertise to help brands make the right connections anywhere in the world thanks to their passion, people and technology. For over 20 years Aglatech14 has been handling diverse and complex requirements for IP and legal firms, and more recently also for life sciences and IT companies with a team known for their service excellence, pursuit of innovation and commitment to help clients meet their business goals.

Orbital14 has a core team of women in tech and strong partnerships under the fold in cloud apps, machine learning and neural machine translation areas with various projects already at different stages of development. Orbital14’s language technology advisory board include well known MT experts such as Laura Casanellas, of LCMT Solutions in Dublin (Ireland) and Ana Guerberof, EU Marie Sklodowska Curie Research Fellow at the University of Groningen at The Netherlands and former research fellow at the ADAPT Centre.

Speaking at the launch of Orbital14, Giacomo Grassi, CEO of Aglatech14 said: “The language services market is evolving at a speed that was unimaginable until recently. One needs to embrace a reality where the bulk of the work is executed by software and human intervention focuses on adding high value with the niche skills that cannot be replicated by machines. We are actively diversifying towards growth industries such as Pharma, MedTech and Digital Health, where pursuing innovation together with clients is a must. The decision to create Orbital14 as a separate entity is key to our growth strategy.”

Orbital14 is spearheaded by Olga Blasco, Chief Innovation Officer, who is joined by Valeria Premoli, Product Manager, and Elena Murgolo, Language Technology R&D Lead in the core team after years of technology-oriented endeavours at Aglatech14.

Olga Blasco remarked: “Since I got involved with Aglatech14 we have been steadily increasing our budget for innovation. This has accelerated since we made a strategic decision to enable rapid multilingual content scale, data transformation and automation to meet high volume demands in growing industries. It started as an innovation hub idea. Now we are launching Orbital14, to embrace moonshot thinking as a mindset and engage top class talent to innovate and co-create together. All of us have one thing in common: we love solving difficult problems to make life easier for everyone.”

About Aglatech14

Aglatech14 are the experts in content transformation you can trust to help your brand make the right connections anywhere in the world thanks to their passion, people and technology. Aglatech14 provides clients with outstanding quality at scale through a large community of professional experts augmented by cutting-edge technology.