OPPO launches ‘Inspiration Challenge 2023’
OPPO Research Institute, together with global partners Qualcomm Technologies, GSMA 5G IN, Amazon Web Services and LinkedIn announced the launch of ‘2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge’ on World Smile Day.
Based on the brand proposition of “Inspiration Ahead”, OPPO and its global technology ecosystem partners aim to bring new and innovative solutions to life by providing funding, support, and partnership opportunities worth $4,40,000 in total, read a media release.
Applications for the ‘2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge’ will start from May 8 to June 30, with three regional demo events set to take place in Bangkok, Boston and Shenzhen in early August. Finalists from each regional demo event will be invited to join the Inspiration Challenge Acceleration Camp and meet with OPPO executives and technical experts to revise their proposals before the global final demo event at the end of August.
All the proposals for ‘OPPO Inspiration Challenge’ this year will be evaluated based on the four criteria of Feasibility, Technological Innovation, Long-term Potential, and Social Values. A total of 15 qualified proposals from regional demo events will be selected as global finalists and top five winning proposals will be selected in the global final demo event, each being awarded a grant of USD $50,000 (approximately 350,000 RMB, tax included).
Further partnership opportunities are open to the top 45 proposals worldwide – made up of the top 15 proposals in each regional challenge – including, but not limited to: Productization and commercialization opportunities: an incubation fund totaling US$190,000 (approximately RMB 1.25 million, tax included) will be set up to co-develop solutions for implementation, strategic partnership and investment opportunities, opportunities to showcase at global technology events, opportunity to receive cloud resources and technical support from Amazon Web Services.
“OPPO believes deeply in the idea of ‘Virtuous innovation.’ As we continue to explore new technology, we remain dedicated to doing so in a way that puts people first,” said Head of the OPPO Research Institute.
“With global issues like public health, accessible technology and environmental protection being the key concerns, we could not rely on our own efforts to provide solutions. We have therefore initiated the Inspiration Challenge to empower like-minded innovators to tackle these big issues together with us using the power of technology and create a better world for all,” said the Head of the OPPO Research Institute.
During OPPO Inspiration Challenge last year, 536 proposals were collected from innovators around the world aimed at tackling key challenges in ‘Accessible Technology’ and ‘Digital health.’ OPPO has since worked with 18 of these teams to further implement their proposals and has brought some of them to global platforms such as OPPO INNO DAY 2022 and MWC 2023.
As health, accessibility, and environmental protection are the key focuses for society, it’s important to drive progress in these key areas through innovative technology. 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge will focus on supporting technology professionals around the world to develop innovative solutions for two categories: ‘Inspiration for People’- which seeks innovative solutions for digital health and accessible technology, including health algorithms, sensor innovations, digital health monitoring products, assistive technologies, and elderly-focused technology; and ‘Inspiration for the Planet,’- which seeks innovative solutions for environmental protection and low-carbon development in consumer electronics.
By working together, OPPO hopes these innovations can create a positive impact, and encourage greater awareness of the issues that affect global communities.
Global applications for the 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge is open from May 8 to June 30. To learn more about the program or register, please visit the official webpage at: https://www.oppo.com/en/proposal/ .