The first braille smartwatch, DOT, receives the prestigious ITU Telecom World Entrepreneurship Award

Budapest, Hungary | Last week, DOT, one of KIC-Europe’s represented companies, has been hailed as the Winner for the ITU Telecom World Entrepreneurship Award.

The Award, presented by the ITU – United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – is the leading international award honoring excellence on the ICT domain. ITU, which nominates and selects the ITU Telecom World Entrepreneurship Award, is comprised of the world’s largest manufacturers and telecoms, innovative players working with new and emerging technologies, along with leading R&D institutions and governmental organisations.

The Award has been handed in the course of the ITU Telecom World 2015’s Closing Ceremony, and will be available in ITU’s YouTube Channel all throughout Thursday 15th October, 2015.

DOT, the first braille smartwatch, has set a watershed in the industry for innovation and creativity. Supported both by iOS and Android, DOT also includes the feature to read e-books. The product strives to reduce the invisible discrimination against people living with blindness in information accessibility. Eric Ju Yoon Kim, Founder and CEO of DOT, stated “This award is a testament to the skill, innovation and vision of its creators”.
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KIC-Europe’s President, Dr. GiWon On, remarked “KIC-Europe is working at the very heart of the ICT sector to create a truly global entrepreneurship ecosystem, aiming to foster the next generation of global startups and SMEs. KIC-Europe firmly envisions a strategic cooperation and understanding between all stakeholders, fueling innovation and growth throughout Europe and South Korea.”

Since its inception in November 2013, KIC-Europe has supported over 80 Korean technological ventures to scale their businesses overseas, securing funding, partnerships and valuable connections from business visionaries, nurturing its represented companies with a full spectrum of startup globalization services, accelerating innovation for social and economic impact. It’s therefore an honoring excellence for KIC-Europe to receive this distinguished award and we heartily thank ITU Telecom World for this recognition

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