Beyond Language

Advancing human connection, translation, and language services.
A collaboration between Sorenson and Newlab, the Beyond Language Studio works with domain experts, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs to drive advancements in communication-based technologies and services.

The Studio is working towards a future where communication services are accessible, personal, inviting, and tailored to meet the moment. The Studio supports this goal by identifying opportunities for high-impact, innovative products and services to advance through real-world pilot projects. Areas of interest include automated sign-to-text and text-to-sign applications, virtual interpretive services, language translation, localization services, and sentiment analysis.

Stay tuned for an open call inviting startups to apply to the Studio in January 2023.

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Studio Partner

The Beyond Language Studio seeks strategic collaboration with startups, organizations, corporations, investors and institutions interested in leveraging emerging technology to advance communication, language translation and localization services.
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About Sorenson

Sorenson is one of the world’s leading language services providers and the world’s leading provider of accessible communication for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (HoH) people, combining patented technology with human-centric services to connect signed and spoken languages.

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At Newlab


The Accessible Streets Studio is a collaboration between Ford’s Michigan Central and Newlab to foster an ecosystem of Detroiters, civic stakeholders, startups, researchers, investors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts committed to helping shape the future of mobility in a way that benefits everyone.

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