BrailleRing: The Braille Revolution

Tetragon is developing an innovative refreshable Braille display that will be small and, nevertheless, be capable of showing long lines of text. This is achieved by a ground-breaking technology which presents the Braille characters on the inside of a rotating ring.

ring-shaped mockup hold in one hand

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Tetragon's István Deák and Wolfgang Zagler were speakers at the World Health Summit 2017 in Berlin. It was a pleasure to present the BrailleRing project to a global audience, as part of the »Beauty of Impact« book presentation of the Bayer Foundation.

World Health Summit 2017

Tetragon among the 5 winners of the Social Impact Award at Impact Hub Vienna.

The Social Impact Award is a four month incubation program with the tagline »Inspiring Students to make a difference«. Workshops, mentoring and access to the Impact Hub network in more than 18 countries aim to facilitate the critical start-up phase of social entrepreneurs creating impact in society.

Social Impact Award on Trending Topics (in German)

Last week TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) published the first press release about Tetragon. As a result several well-known Austrian media like orf.at, derstandard.at and diepresse.com published articles about our refreshable Braille display, some of them not only online but also in their printed formats.

TU Wien's article about Tetragon (in German)

Succeeding a preincubation program in the last couple of weeks and a pitch last Thursday, we are now officially accepted at INiTS, a Viennese business incubator with a top ranking in the Swedish Research Initiative UBI Index. INiTS will support us in the next three months to sharpen our business model in an intense incubation program.

INiTS Website

Today Tetragon distributed to a small exhibition at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), where international guests of the ISPIM Innovation Conference learned about TU Wien startups and the ecosystem around the TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center (i²c). Scientists from different countries showed great interest in Tetragon's BrailleRing.

ISPIM Innovation Conference

At the 4GAMECHANGERS Festival in Vienna we met Thimo Schmitt-Lord, CEO at Bayer Foundations, in a spontaneous pitch event. In this event we qualified for the next round of the Bayer Foundation's Aspirin Social Innovation Award.

Aspirin Social Innovation Award

The i²c Networking Friday at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) was a big success. Tetragon showed BrailleRing to a broad audience for the first time and got great feedback. Our team won the innovation award in a pitch challenge, which grants us two tickets for the upcoming Pioneers Festival at Hofburg.

Full i²c Facebook gallery of the Networking Friday