I am working on an academic text, specifically in the conclusions section, where I am stuck trying to formulate something like this:
"we have demonstrated a new model for X using Y and Z. Additionally and [>>missing word/idiom<<] , we show different ways to utilize such a model and evaluate the predictive performance of the model by ..."
So the idea I am trying to convey here is: yes, we show a new model, that's cool, but what's more important here is that we show an alternative way of using this model, which would give more utility since it avoids certain shortcomings.
I thought about synonyms of important, but I am having a difficult time finding a balance between stressing the importance of the second sentence and completely disregarding the first sentence.
I hope it's clear enough, otherwise I'll try to elaborate more