Morten Wiese, Manager in One2touch, estimates that the company has retrieved around 50 MNOK from investors and partners since the establishment of the company. They are now cooperating closely with some of the world’s biggest mobile-, chip- and accessories producers, and several of them are interested in using One2touch’s technology.
Cool Vendor 2014
One2Touch was also selected as one of five “Gartner Cool Vendor 2014”, together with innovative companies, products and services that will shape business and consumer strategies in the future. Read more about the report here.
Near Field Communication
NFC is a form of wireless communication that allows the flow of information between two devices. NFC has been available on most Android and Windows phones for a few years now, and in 2014 the technology was included in Apple’s iPhone 6.
A backward glance
The adventure started in 2005, when Torbjørn Aasen, chief engineer and researcher at Haukeland University Hospital, read about the new NFC technology. He found it both interesting and promising, and started to develop the idea of the world’s first wireless keyboard without need for charging or battery replacement. BTO was in charge of the business development process, which led to the establishment of the company One2touch in 2009.
Since then, the company has shifted their focus from the development of different keyboards to the development of core technologies for NFC. They expect NFC to be as well-known as WiFi, Bluetooth and 4G within a few years, and their goal is to provide a core technology that can be used in a broad range of product accessories. One2touch now has 15 full time employees.