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

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

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

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

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

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