OPPO Calls for Innovative Technical Solutions as part of its 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge
• As part of the Inspiration Challenge, OPPO Research Institute will partner with Qualcomm Technologies, GSMA 5G IN, Amazon Web Services, and LinkedIn to empower technology professionals and entrepreneurs worldwide to bring innovative solutions to life.
• In line with OPPO’s mission of ‘Technology for Mankind, Kindness for the World’, the 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge is calling for proposals in two categories: ‘Inspiration for People’ and Inspiration for the Planet’.
9 May 2023, SINGAPORE — The OPPO Research Institute, alongside its global partners Qualcomm Technologies, GSMA 5G IN, Amazon Web Services and LinkedIn, have announced the launch of the 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge on World Smile Day.
In line with its brand proposition "Inspiration Ahead", the 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge aims to bring new and innovative solutions to life, with OPPO and its global technology ecosystem partners providing funding, support and partnership opportunities. By working together, OPPO hopes these innovations can create a positive impact, and encourage greater awareness of the issues that affect global communities.
2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge – Call for proposals
OPPO and partners pledge funding and technical support for innovative proposals
The head of the OPPO Research Institute said, “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. With global issues like public health, accessible technology and environmental protection being key concerns, we cannot rely on just 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.”
Applications for the 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge is now open and will end on 30 June, 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.
Global Timeline for 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge
All the proposals from the OPPO Inspiration Challenge this year will be evaluated based on four criteria: 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 US$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:
• Productisation and commercialisation 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 service and technical support from Amazon Web Services.
OPPO to collaborate with technology professionals worldwide to create a better future
For the OPPO Inspiration Challenge last year, 536 proposals, aimed at tackling key challenges in ‘Accessible Technology’ and ‘Digital Health, were collected from innovators around the world. 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.
Top 10 Outstanding Proposals for 2022 OPPO Inspiration Challenge
With health, accessibility, and environmental protection being the key focuses for society, it is important to drive progress in these key areas through innovative technology. In line with that, the 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge will focus two categories: ‘Inspiration for People’ and ‘Inspiration for the Planet’.
• Inspiration for People: Innovative Solutions for Digital Health and Accessible Technology
This category is a call for technologies, products and services related to digital health and accessible technology. It includes health algorithms; hardware sensor innovations i.e. the integration of new and advanced sensors into daily health monitoring devices; innovative products for digital health monitoring; accessibility assistive technologies; and technology designed for the elderly. The primary focus of this category is to make technology accessible and beneficial to everyone.
• Inspiration for the Planet: Innovative Solutions for Environmental Protection and Low-Carbon Development
Aligned with OPPO's pledge to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations by 2050, this category calls for innovative solutions related to environmental protection and low-carbon development as applied to consumer electronics. It includes renewable energy; sustainable materials and packaging; green production processes; recycling of electronic products; and carbon emission digital management. The primary focus of this category is to minimise the environmental impact of electronic product manufacturing or usage, and to promote sustainable development through technology.
Global applications for the 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge is now till 30 June. To learn more about the program or to register, please visit the official webpage at: https://www.oppo.com/en/proposal/.