BLITAB® wins the 4 Years From Now Award at Mobile World Congress Shanghai

July 9, 2016

The Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Asia’s biggest mobile industry event, has just closed its doors and we are proudly announcing that BLITAB, the world’s first tactile tablet for blind and visually impaired people, brought to Shanghai and endorsed by ‪EYIF, is the winner of 4YFN – 4 Years from Now Awards.


The Mobile World Congress Shanghai exhibition also included many new event features including the Virtual Reality Zone, Drones! at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the Device City, the Graphene Pavilion and the Youth Mobile Festival. A highlight was the Mobile Gaming Zone and Mobile eSports Invitational featuring “Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft”, which was viewed by more than 650,000 people onsite and via live stream, including more than 321,000 viewers during the final session on 1 July.

Building on its success at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, 4 Years From Now (4YFN) debuted in Asia at Mobile World Congress Shanghai. More than 100 startups, 60 investors and over 60 speakers participated in the 4YFN programme. Blitab, a startup that developed the first tactile tablet with an innovative actuating technology to create tactile text, graphics and maps for the visually impaired, won the 4YFN Award Shanghai edition and was rewarded with an exhibition space at 4YFN at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.


Kristina Tsvetanova, co-founder of BLITAB Technology confirmed that the Beta Launch of the tablet at the MWCS2016 was this year’s top success of the start-up company:

“Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016, was the event of the year for BLITAB as we launched there our product the World’s first tactile tablet and celebrate together. As being part of EYIF delegation, we managed to meet customers, partners and industry leaders from all over the world. Winning the 4YFN startup competition among 100 start-ups boosts our success and future accelaration goals for MWC Barcelona 2017.”


“We met many visually impaired customers, even there was a Chinese delegation of some US customers that were not able to attend the conference by themselves but wanted to get more details and a teleconference with USA was conducted. Another sign that there are no limitations for BLITAB market”, added Slavi, CTO of BLITAB.


GSMA Reports Record Attendance for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016