OPPO Inspiration Challenge Winner HUAYI Medical Technologies is awarded SGD$30,000 grants at SLINGSHOT Global Startup Competition in Singapore
November 2, 2023, SINGAPORE — Shenzhen HUAYI Medical Technologies Co., Ltd. (HUAYI), one of the winning teams of the 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge, today advanced to the domain finals of the SLINGSHOT, which is held as part of the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH) 2023. Jointly organized by Enterprise Singapore and Startup SG, SLINGSHOT is Asia's most exciting deep tech startup competition that provides a platform for early-stage companies to showcase advanced technologies and creative business models to international investors, business leaders, and technology pioneers.
OPPO Inspiration Challenge is one of the partner competitions of SLINGSHOT this year. Sophia Qiao, Head of the Investment Department at OPPO, and Ms Sophia Ng, Executive Director of SWITCH & Startup Development at Enterprise Singapore, presented HUAYI with a grant of SGD 30,000 as a prize for startup from partner competition.
SLINGSHOT Awards Ceremony
"As one of the winning teams of the 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge, HUAYI has fully demonstrated the strength of Chinese startups in the global technological innovation sphere," said Sophia Qiao, Head of the Investment Department at OPPO. " Unlocking the unlimited possibilities of innovation is the goal shared by SLINGSHOT and OPPO. HUAYI’s innovative solution has helped to further convey the power of 'Virtuous Innovation' to entrepreneurs and technology professionals around the world, and will enable even more people to benefit from the power of technology. "
During the event, Tingying Chen, Chief Financial Officer of HUAYI, participated in a three-day Physical Immersion Program before the SLINGSHOT finals where she held in-depth discussions with investors to explore how Singapore's innovation ecosystem could benefit HUAYI’s future growth. HUAYI then presented its Contactless Health Monitoring Technology with WonTrack® technology in the final pitch event, showcasing the continuous monitoring of personal physical indicators that enabling users to stay better informed about the status of their health and the health of their family.
HUAYI Medical Technologies at SLINGSHOT Final Pitch Event
Centered around the two categories of “Inspiration for People” and “Inspiration for the Planet”, the 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge began in May this year. A total of 687 innovative proposals were received from 66 countries and regions, with the five global winners announced following the 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge Global Final Demo Event held in Singapore on October 18. Alongside HUAYI, the other global winners included Bluepha and its eco-friendly packaging solutions; Ommo Technologies and its permanent magnet-based 3D tracking technology; SkiteLight with its next-generation displays made using perovskite MicroLED; and Woola, a company repurposing surplus wool for protective packaging. Following this year’s competition, OPPO plans to help the winning teams further develop and implement their innovative proposals through financial and other forms of support and collaboration.
The Five Winning Teams of the 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge
Through the Inspiration Challenge and other initiatives, OPPO will continue to work with global partners to unlock the potential of 'Virtuous Innovation' and support the startup community to enable more people to benefit from the power of technology.