Establishing an International Center of Excellence for Terminology: Research, Technologies and Services
With the start of 2010 TermNet embarked on a new mission. For the coming three years until 2013 the network – with financial support by the Austrian National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development (Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung) - will establish an International Center of Excellence for Terminology.
Through research-based development of new technologies and services TermNet will address specifically and systematically those industry clusters which have a particularly high demand for terminology management: the automotive industry, mechatronics, and information and communication technology (ICT). These three sectors have been selected as focal areas of this project. They include transport in general, air- and space technologies, and electrotechnical industries. Their potential affinity to terminology results from the high complexity of processes, parts and components and tools. These sectors are also subject to globalization as few others. Hence, aspects of quality assurance in technical documentation, translation and localization as well as product classification are very important for them. The new centre ExcellenceTerm will develop trainings, certification schemes, and a network of professionals and specialists in the field.
The project will concentrate on two regions: Europe and North America. TermNet will coordinate activities from its old headquarters in Vienna as well as a new branch office in Canada. From there, it is planned that terminology-related activities and projects will be coordinated that will reach beyond the northern hemisphere and target Central and South America as well. TermNet Americas will establish a close network of partners and members who work with the aim of developing, facilitating and promoting the terminology market in the entire region.
Read more about ExcellenceTerm: http://www.termnet.org/downloads/english/projects/excellenceterm_flyer_en.pdf