- About UFIRST Inc.
Since its foundation in 2015, UFIRST Inc.
has been recognized for its innovative technology designed
for improving the lives of people with disabilities.
We developed our ‘NUGUNA Solutions’ for people who are hard of hearing, and people suffering from age related or noise-induced hearing loss.
Our flagship product, ‘NUGUNA Neckband,’ is a wearable safety neckband-type device designed for people with hearing loss. It informs
them of high-pitched sounds around them (*car horns, fire alarms etc.) through vibrations and keeps them engaged in their everyday lives.
“NUGUNA Earphones” are safety wireless earphones designed to improve the safety of earphones users by alerting them to sounds around
them through vibrations.
UFIRST Inc. strives to introduce innovative solutions for hearing loss in the global wellness market.
* In 2017, UFIRST Inc. successfully funded NUGUNA Neckband on Kickstarter, while being selected as a prospective design driven
company by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion. Furthermore, UFIRST Inc. was designated as a promising exporter by KOTRA, and
chosen as a member of the Start-up Nest by the Korea Credit Guarantee Fund.
12 Seoul International Invention Fair – Gold Prize
10 Appointed as SVCA fellowship [SVCA]
Social Venture Competition Asia - GRAND PRIZE [SVCA]
08 INPEX 2016, U.S. - GRAND PRIZE
IoT Innovation Awards - 1st Place
03 BIO Venture Idea Awards – Grand Priz
12 Relocation of Headquarters (Ansan to Pangyo)
09 1.5 billion KRW loan arrangement by Korea Credit Guarantee Fund
06 US business established (UFIRST INC.)
05 Admitted to Youth Venture Promotion School (Ansan)
02 Established UFIRST Inc.