ADAPT Spin-out Announced as Finalist for KTI Impact Awards 2017

19 January 2021
ADAPT Spin-out Announced as Finalist for KTI Impact Awards 2017

Posted: 29/03/17

ADAPT spin-out, KantanMT, provider of cutting-edge language translation technology, and DCU have been jointly announced as a finalist for the Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Impact Awards 2017. The KTI Impact Awards recognise and highlight the success in knowledge transfer carried out in Irish Higher Education Institutions and publicly funded research organisations.

In 2012, KantanMT signed a technology agreement with DCU and the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology (previously known as CNGL) to license data analytics and visualisation technologies for its Custom Machine Translation platform.

Last year, KantanMT set up KantanLabs, its Research and Development department, and announced yet another new engagement with the ADAPT Centre to help advance the quality of automated translation output.

“We are very excited to be announced as finalists for the KTI Impact Awards,” says Tony O’Dowd, CEO and Chief Architect of “The cutting-edge technology behind KantanMT has been several years in the making. I am grateful to all our partners and investors for having faith in us, and for helping us make KantanMT one of the most recognised and reputable Custom Machine Translation solution provider in the world.”

KantanMT and DCU have been nominated for the Licence2Market Impact Award, which recognises a product or a service that is active on the market or is currently delivering customer benefit and value to the company. The product or service are based on a licence to intellectual property rights (IPR) from the Irish publicly-funded research performing organisation (RPO).

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