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We develop software, services and business models which leverage IT-induced paradigm changes.

Tactonom - The Tactile Graphics Display

Tactonom product imageInventivio has developed a break-through technology for blind and visually impaired people: the Tactonom.

The Tactonom is a large size tactile graphics display enabling blind people to access information such as web pages, tables, graphics, maps, Braille text, Apps, games and much more.

Due to the fact that until today it has been technically impossible to display such information, the Tactonom opens up a completely new world of information to blind people. By enabling the access to any kind of information we help increase the autonomy of blind people.

The Tactonom, that features more than 10.500 tactile points, is currently available as a prototype and is scheduled to be introduced in early 2017. More information..

Autonomous vehicles and driverless mobility

Autonomous vehicle technology has made great progress. The first driverless cars are likely to appear in the market within the next three to five years. They will fundamentally transform the automotive industry and affect many aspects of our lives, society and economic organization. This great transformation will challenge many established businesses and will lead to the creation of a wide a range of new products and services. We provide consulting services to help your business take advantage of the opportunities which this technology provides and to minimize the risks. More info at

Voice applications: No need to type

Written text is not always the best way to exchange and store messages. Although many things are better and faster said than typed, current computers provide little support for working with original voice content and exchanging voice messages.

The Speak-A-Message product family reintroduces the voice in our computer-based communication: be it an audio comment on Facebook, a quick voice message per email, or an audio annotation to your vacation pictures. With Speak-A-Message we are laying the foundation for a truly voice-based information infrastructure. More information...


Excellent feedback at SightCity fair

During the SightCity, the biggest European fair for aids for blind and visually impaired people, Inventivio has introduced the prototype of its ground breaking new tactile graphics display for blind and visually impaired people. The feedback of the public has been overwhelming and very encouraging.

Inventivio awarded prize for the Tactonom tactile graphics display

Inventivio is a winner in the business plan contest organized by BayStartUP and was awarded a prize of 5000 Euro, handed over by the Bavarian Minister of Economics Ilse Aigner in a ceromony on July 20, 2016. The business plan for bringing the Tactonom tactile graphics display to market and the potential of this innovative product to help blind and visually impaired people resulted in the third place of this highly competitive contest.

Autonomous cars: Breakthrough for electric vehicles

Range limitations are not the achilles heel of electric vehicles! We show in this paper that autonomous vehicle technology may become the key enabler for widespread adoption of electric cars. This technology circumvents the most problematic disadvantage of electric vehicles: their limited range. Read more (PDF)...

From publishing to knowledge networks (2nd ed.)

This in depth analysis of emerging knowledge infrastructures is now available in its second edition. It details the impacts of information technology on knowledge creation and publishing. Buy online...