Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL) in Ireland

You may have missed this. Dublin City University in Ireland has hosted the inaugural convention of the Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL). This included the signing of an Intellectual Property Framework agreement, opening the way for 14 million Euros in industry funding for research into the area. 

The DCU folks tell us:

NGL is a Centre for Science Engineering and Technology (CSET) established with funding of €16.8M by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). The centre brings together thirteen different partners spanning international industry, including IBM, Symantec, Microsoft and Dai Nippon Printing, local SMEs and Irish universities. The industry contribution will bring the total value of the centre to over €30M over 5 years.

Good job DCU! Delighted to see this development, inaugurated by me old mate from Trinity College Dublin Dr. Ferdinand von Prondzynski. And thank you for keeping that word “Globalization” out of the name.

The list of industry partners, according to DCU includes: IBM, Microsoft, Symantec, Dai Nippon Printing and Idiom Technologies* and Irish firms Alchemy*, VistaTec, SpeechStorm and Traslán.

Ah, see how fast the industry changes?

Ultan Ó Broin
Ultan Ó Broin (@localization), is an independent UX consultant. With three decades of UX and L10n experience and outreach, he specializes in helping people ensure their global digital transformation makes sense culturally and also reflects how users behave locally. Any views expressed are his own. Especially the ones you agree with.


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