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BLITAB - world champion in creative entrepreneurship

20. November 2015

Blitab is the world's first tactile tablet for the visually impaired

ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA was happy to welcome Austrian Start Up Blitab - the World Champion in Creative Entrepreneurship 2015 - at the Austrian Business Circle on November 19th – Just one day after their big win at the Creative Business Cup Finale in Copenhagen.

Blitab impressed the jury with their business idea; the world’s first tablet for the visually impaired. The price was handed over by His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark. At the same occasion Bitlab also won the Investor Price for their tactile tablet iPad for the visually impaired.

The jury said about the winner: “These entrepreneurs are passionate. The idea is social and innovative. The technology could be revolutionary – creating the right marriage between technology and social structures. Opening up the world to blind people who cannot see, could also encourage the blind to bring more solutions in the future.”

The tablet is using a new liquid-based technology to create tactile relief outputting braille, maps and graphics, such as geometric figures, in order to serve as an educational tool for the blind and visually impaired people.

Blitab is currently in the prototyping stage and if the ongoing investment round is successful the start-up should bring the first product to market by September 2016.

Read more about Biltab or the Creative Business Cup .

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Creative Business Cup