Development of IVONA Embedded Text-to-Speech technology for mobile devices by IVONA Software sp. z o. o.
IVONA Software Sp. z o.o. has received a grant from the European Regional Development Fund for the development of the IVONA TTS technology for mobile devices. The project’s grant is covered by the measure 1.4-4.1 POIG [Innovative Economy Operational Program] and now the Company is at the stage of implementing the results of R&D activities. IVONA Software finished the performance of the project on May 31, 2011.
The entire business activity of IVONA Software Sp. z o.o. is related to the text-to-speech technology development. This refers to both R&D activities and product commercialization.
The objective of the performance of the project entitled „Development of the IVONA Embedded text-to-speech technology for mobile devices by IVONA Software Sp. z o.o. (62.01 PKWiU [Polish Classification of Goods and Services] 2008)” is to increase the Gdynia-based Company’s innovativeness by means of the development of the Company’s own software in the scope of the IVONA TTS technology. The project’s consisted of developing a TTS technology for mobile devices by way of completing planned R&D activities and its marketing as a group of IVONA Embedded products.
The performance of the project at the implementation stage (Measure 4.1) was related to the completion of market tests for the products which are based on the newly developed technology. Relevant extensions and market variants which are of the greatest sales potential will be added to the products. The implementation stage is an element of the pre-competition phase related to the marketing of the new technology.
The project activities focused on the development of a non-commercial software application prototype to be used for product tests and for demonstration purposes.
The outcome of the project is the development of embedded software for mobile devices such as mobile phones, tablets, e-book readers, navigation and reading systems for visually impaired individuals.
Voices for devices (e.g. phones) supported by the Android operating system (e.g. Samsung Galaxy, HTC Desire, Sony Ericsson Xperia etc.) are perfect examples of the project’s outcomes.
Development and implementation of technology for semi-automatic speech synthesis IVONA Poliglota by the company IVONA Software Sp. z o.o.
In 2010 IVONA Software signed a financial support agreement for a project co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund entitled "Development and implementation of technology for semi-automatic speech synthesis IVONA Poliglota". The project received financial support from Measure 1.4-4.1 of the Innovative Economy Operational Programme (IEOP). The project was initiated on July 1st, 2010, and on June 30th, 2013 the beneficiary finished the period of costs’ eligibility edits for Phase II, which consists of commercialization of the project technology.
IVONA Software Sp. z o.o. develops, markets, and supports IVONA, its highly awarded, proprietary speech synthesis technology. Business activities include R&D as well as commercialization of the technology.
The aim of the project "Development and implementation of technology for semi-automatic speech synthesis IVONA Poliglota" is to increase the level of innovation in the Company. This will take place through development of software for rapid creation of new language versions of the IVONA speech synthesizer (Rapid Voice Development). The implementation of new language versions on the global market is also included. Furthermore, this project involves the development of speech technology used for rapid creation of new voices and languages, through the execution of the planned development and implementation of new language versions on the market by their preparation for commercialization. 20 voices in 11 languages have been created in the project so far.
The project was successfully completed and settled.