OPPO has announced the Innovation Accelerator of the OPPO Research Institute to empower technology professionals and entrepreneurs based on the value of the Inspiration Ahead brand. The Innovation Accelerator is conducted by the OPPO and Microsoft research institutes for startups as a strategic partner. The program aims to encourage all technology innovators to address some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity even in times of uncertainty.
Pointing to “positive innovation,” OPPO seeks to recruit proposals in two categories that include affordable technology and digital health. The company claims that after evaluating bids submitted by teams or individuals, up to ten bids will be awarded grants of $ 46,000 each. The company also claims to provide additional opportunities for investment, technical support, research and business partnerships, as well as promotion at global events.
The application process for Innovation Accelerator 2022 will begin on May 8, 2022, followed by the announcement of the winners in three months. The company claims that each winning bid will be eligible for incentives, including about $ 46,000 in grants, partnership and funding opportunities, commercialization offered through integration with OPPO products, promotional and demonstration opportunities at global technology events, and support from OPPO’s R&D team, including opportunities to meet and present ideas to industry professionals.
In addition, OPPO is planning three international road shows in Hyderabad, India, Tel Aviv, Israel and the United States. “At OPPO, we have always been driven by the pursuit of virtuous innovation to develop technology for humanity, and this program will be a step forward in that direction. We will soon be presenting the Indian edition of Innovation Accelerator as part of the OPPO Elevate program to support outstanding startups from India, ”said Taslim Arif, Vice President and Head of R&D at OPPO India.
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