INTRODUCTION
OPPO Research Institute initiates an
innovation accelerator,
empowering
technology professionals and entrepreneurs
to bring innovative solutions to life and create
a better future together,
based on the brand
value proposition of “Inspiration Ahead”.

OPPO wants to take this opportunity to join
forces with others
who are trying to use
technology to solve social issues.
Through the
program, OPPO hopes the virtuous
technology and innovation
can contribute to people’s daily life,
and create a better and smarter life together.
SUBJECTS
The theme of the 2022 OPPO Research
Institute Innovation Accelerator is
“Virtuous Innovation”.
Applicants can submit proposals that fit this theme while targeting one of the two subjects —
“Accessible Technology” and “Digital Health”.
Empowering everyone with the benefits and convenience of technology
Accessible Technology
The Accessible Technology subject will focus on proposals that increase technological inclusiveness and cater to the diverse needs of different user groups in technological applications or products. Proposals will ideally provide solutions that improve adaption of existing technology for elderly users, support design for accessibility, improve ease of use for disadvantaged groups, etc. Proposals aims to identify ways in which the benefits of technology can be enjoyed by more people in a more accessible way.
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Giving people control over their health through digital and AI health solutions
Digital Health
The Digital Health subject will focus on technology, products, and services related to healthy lifestyles and intelligent health services. Proposals should aim to leverage innovation in algorithms, sensor technology, data analysis, healthcare products, and healthcare ecosystems to help users improve their general health, their exercise habits, sleeping habits, diet, and mental health, etc. Through digital intelligence, proposals should offer safer and more effective health services and improve public awareness towards healthy living.
* OPPO Research Institute Innovation Accelerator is open to any individual, groups, organizations or institutions engaged in
work related to scientific or technological innovation, or those conducting research in areas related to accessible technology
and digital health. All applicants should ensure that they have achieved demonstrable results in their works.
APPLICATION
WHEN TO APPLY
Application for the 2022 OPPO Research Institute Innovation Accelerator starts at 18:00 on May 8, 2022, and ends at 24:00 on June 30, 2022, Beijing time (GMT +8 ).
PRINCIPLES
Applicants can submit more than one proposals, however the same proposal can only be submitted once. If the same proposal is submitted for more than one time, only the most recent proposal submitted will be considered eligible.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application document through email: proposal@oppo.com
• Required documents:
- Application Form (plesae download the template below)
- Demo or presentation of the proposal (text, video and other forms are acceptable)

• Optional
- Recommendation from experts (text, video and other forms are acceptable)
- Recommendation from the beneficiary (text, video and other forms are acceptable)
- Other related documents (e.g. business proposal, academic papers or achievement)
Download Application Form
ASSESSMENT
SCHEDULE
01
May 08
– June 30
Call for Proposals
02
July 01
– July 15
Review of
Submission
Documents
and Eligibility
03
July 16
– August 08
Preliminary Assessment
04
August 09
First Round
Demo Day
Candidates
Announcement
05
August 15
- August 16
First Round
Demo Day
06
August 17
Finalists Announcement
07
August 29
- August 30
Final Demo Day and Winners Announcement
May 08
– June 30
Call for Proposals
01
July 01
– July 15
Review of
Submission
Documents
and Eligibility
02
July 16
– August 08
Preliminary Assessment
03
August 09
First Round
Demo Day
Candidates
Announcement
04
August 15
- August 16
First Round
Demo Day
05
August 17
Finalists Announcement
06
August 29
- August 30
Final Demo Day and Winners Announcement
07
01
May 08
– June 30
Call for Proposals
02
July 01
– July 15
Review of
Submission
Documents
and Eligibility
03
July 16
– August 08
Preliminary Assessment
04
August 09
First Round
Demo Day
Candidates
Announcement
05
August 15
- August 16
First Round
Demo Day
06
August 17
Finalists Announcement
07
August 29
- August 30
Final Demo Day and Winners Announcement
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
Feasibility
The potential of the proposal to be implemented or mass produced in a short period of 1-2 years
Ability to realize the proposal through existing technology or foreseeable technology in the near future
Possibility of combining the proposal with existing products, technologies or services
Economic value and brand value of the proposal
Innovation
and
Originality
Breakthrough and forward-looking of the technology
The leading position of the technology in the industry
The innovation of the technology to improve the value of the related products
The innovation of the technology to improve the production efficiency and resource utilization in the field
Long-term
Potential
Matchability of the proposal with macro policies and industry development
The maturity and marketing capability of the proposal's commercialization model
Adequacy and stability of the proposal’s development funding
Background of the founders and core team of the proposal
Social Value
The public nature and urgency of the issue addressed by the proposal
Whether the proposal can solve the problem of concern and create actual value for the target beneficiary group
ANNOUNCEMENT
OF THE RESULT
After the overall assessment process, the results will be announced through OPPO Research Institute Innovation Accelerator official website and other channels.
INCENTIVES
The OPPO Research Institute Innovation Accelerator is open to all young technology professionals and entrepreneurs.
Proposals should offer a solution to one of the two subjects: Accessible Technology or Digital Health.
Up to 10 proposals will be selected as winners of the 2022 OPPO Research Institute Innovation Accelerator ,
for which they will receive the following incentives:
300,000 RMB (around 46,000 USD)
in prize money
(for each winning proposal)
Partnership
and funding opportunities
including: Long-term partnership opportunities with OPPO in areas such as product R&D, software development, and marketing. Funding opportunities from OPPO and other well-known investors
Commercialization of the proposed idea via integration with products
for example: Smartphones, smart watches, tablets, smart TVs, health monitoring devices, etc.
Publicity and demo opportunities
at global tech events
for example:
OPPO INNODAY, MWC (Mobile World Congress), and others
Support from OPPO's R&D team, to meet and present ideas to industry professionals
ORGANIZER
AND COMMITTEE
ORGANIZER
OPPO Research Institute
PARTNER
ORGANIZER
OPPO Research Institute
PARTNER
JUDGING COMMITTEE
Levin LIU
Vice President of OPPO,
Head of the OPPO
Research Institute
Sonia MIAO
Associate Vice President
of OPPO,
Head of the
Strategy and Business
Development Center
Leo ZENG
Associate Vice President
of OPPO,
Head of the
OPPO Health Lab
Vivian QIU
Associate Vice President
of OPPO,
Head of
Finance and Investment
Sophia QIAO
General Manager of
Xunxing Investment
James CHOU
CEO and Managing
Director of Microsoft
for Startups, Greater
China Region,
Japan,
and Korea
Daochang An
Secretary-General of China
Association of
Technology
Entrepreneurs
Binyuan ZHAO
Executive Council
Member of China
association of
technology
entrepreneurs,
Deputy
Director of Materials
Science
Development
Center, School of
Materials
Science and
Engineering, Shanghai
Jiao
Tong University
Lei SHAO
Dean of Institute of
Accessibility
Development,
Tsinghua
University, Beijing 2022
Winter Olympics and
Paralympic Torch Bearer
Sally YANG
Secretary-General of
Accessibility
Research
Association
Jia ZHOU
Associate Professor of
Chongqing University,
Program Chair of
International Conference
on
Human Aspects of
IT for the Aged
Population
(ITAP) for 8
consecutive years
Yu ZHANG
Director of Strategic
Development and
Cooperation
Department, Institute of
AI
Industry Research,
Tsinghua University
Tasleem Arif
Vice President and Head
of R&D,
OPPO India
Timothy Weadon
Director of Hardware
Engineering for Health,
OPPO
Yoram Yaacovi
Venture Partner of West
Fountain,
Former
General Manager of
Microsoft Israel
R&D Centers
Wilfried Kainz
Head of Research,
Zero Project
Levin LIU
Vice President of OPPO,
Head of the OPPO
Research Institute
Leo ZENG
Associate Vice President
of OPPO,
Head of the
OPPO Health Lab
Sophia QIAO
General Manager of
Xunxing Investment
Daochang An
Secretary-General of China
Association of
Technology
Entrepreneurs
Lei SHAO
Dean of Institute of
Accessibility
Development,
Tsinghua
University, Beijing 2022
Winter Olympics and
Paralympic Torch Bearer
Jia ZHOU
Associate Professor of
Chongqing University,
Program Chair of
International Conference
on
Human Aspects of
IT for the Aged
Population
(ITAP) for 8
consecutive years
Tasleem Arif
Vice President and Head
of R&D,
OPPO India
Yoram Yaacovi
Venture Partner of West
Fountain,
Former
General Manager of
Microsoft Israel
R&D Centers
Sonia MIAO
Associate Vice President
of OPPO,
Head of the
Strategy and Business
Development Center
Vivian QIU
Associate Vice President
of OPPO,
Head of
Finance and Investment
James CHOU
CEO and Managing
Director of Microsoft
for Startups, Greater
China Region,
Japan,
and Korea
Binyuan ZHAO
Executive Council
Member of China
association of
technology
entrepreneurs,
Deputy
Director of Materials
Science
Development
Center, School of
Materials
Science and
Engineering, Shanghai
Jiao
Tong University
Sally YANG
Secretary-General of
Accessibility
Research
Association
Yu ZHANG
Director of Strategic
Development and
Cooperation
Department, Institute of
AI
Industry Research,
Tsinghua University
Timothy Weadon
Director of Hardware
Engineering for Health,
OPPO
Wilfried Kainz
Head of Research,
Zero Project
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