Consider you want to contrast another purpose of your work with one you just mentioned. You could write for example:

Apart from the purpose to validate ..., we also hope that ... .

What are other alternatives to this expression ?

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    Instead of using the infinitive, you could probably write, "Apart from [the purpose of] validation, …", with the part in brackets mostly optional. I would also consider starting with "In addition to…" rather than, "Apart from…".
    – Apis Utilis
    Apr 19 '14 at 17:39

It might be more elegant to say "In addition to validating ... we hope to..."


You can use also the form not only .. but also

We not only want to validate ... but also hope that..


Consider using "besides" instead of "apart from."

Besides validating..., we also hope that...

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