The Call For Papers for PIC #12 in Berlin is now closed. Innovators will be notified on May 13 if they are invited to pitch in the 3cubed preliminary virtual rounds on June 1-2, 2022. Details of those rounds will be published soon and the public is invited to attend for free on Zoom.

The Process Innovation Challenge (PIC) is now in its sixth season, and PIC #12 will appear at LocWorld 47, in Berlin, July 12-13, 2022.
This will be the first PIC in-person since the global health pandemic, and we say to all innovators  “Show us your latest innovations in-person!”. At a time of rapid flux in our industry, have you been working away on something cool, productive or disruptive and would like to share with peers?

Well then, join us at PIC #12 !

The PIC is open to content publishers, industry supply companies, technologists, academia, and anyone else in the industry who has an innovative idea which can solve a localization or global content challenge. Your innovation could be a unique idea that was successfully applied to a localization process which improved operations, or it could be a new way of using something existing to solve a new problem, or it could be a new and cutting-edge technology innovation which brings real benefit to teams. If you have any of these, share it with the localization community by submitting your proposal to the PIC.

We asked previous dragon and PIC supporter, Alessandra Binazzi to share why we need innovations in this industry and why folks should take part in PIC #12:  “The PIC is a fantastic platform for innovators to pitch their idea and learn how to form and deliver a tight pitch. Going back to in person in Berlin is exciting and the team is planning for it to be the biggest PIC so far. We’ve been adding new features at every event, this time is no different. Expect even more benefits for innovators and more engagement for the audience.”

Innovators do not need travel approval to submit and participate in the preliminary rounds of this edition of the Process Innovation Challenge. However, upon notification of qualifying for the final round, to be held in person in Berlin on July 12th, innovators will need travel approval no later than June 10th, 2022, to be included as a finalist. Finalists will be announced and notified of invitation on June 3rd. If an innovator is unable to attend the final round, they may opt-out of this event and forward their proposal for consideration at the next LocWorld.

Key Dates for PIC#12

Proposal submission deadline: April 25, 2022 (closed)
Invitations to virtual session: May 13, 2022
Preliminary Round: June 1 – 2, 2022
Final Round: July 12, 2022 at LocWorld 47 in Berlin.