The Natural Language Processing (NLP) group at the University of Sheffield is one of the largest and most successful research groups in text mining and language processing in the EU. The group is based in the Department of Computer Science, which also includes world-class teams in the areas of speech, knowledge and information processing, biotechnology, and machine learning for medical informatics. The NLP group has world-leading research record in the fields of NLP infrastructures (GATE), information extraction, standardisation, machine learning methods for NLP, dialogue systems, question answering, terminology extraction, NLP methods for Knowledge Management and the Semantic Web. We will build on the results of previous EC and national projects, including AnnoMarket (cloud-based NLP services marketplace), CLARIN (language resources infrastructure), GateCloud (UK JISC project), KHRESMOI (biomedical text mining), EnviLOD (UK JISC project on mining scientific collections with the British Library), NEON (mining FAO content). USFD also has extensive experience in innovation and knowledge transfer activities, in particular collaborations and consulting for companies (both SMEs and large corporates), government bodies, and other organisations.