OPPO announces that it will host the Global Final Demo Event of the 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge on October 18 in Singapore. During the event, fifteen start-ups will present their innovative proposals as they vie for a place in the global top 5.
On May 8, the OPPO Research Institute initiated the OPPO Inspiration Challenge for the second year — a global platform created to empower entrepreneurs and technology professionals worldwide. Following an intensive evaluation process and three regional demo events in Boston, Shenzhen, and Bangkok, OPPO has selected 15 innovative proposals from 687 submissions spanning 66 countries and regions to advance to the Global Final Demo Event.
As part of its mission of “Technology for Mankind, Kindness for the World,” and to better prepare the 15 start-ups for the global final, OPPO will collaborate with Deloitte China to launch a dedicated Acceleration Camp prior to the Global Final Demo Event. From October 16-17, the 15 finalists will be invited to participate in technical workshops and a simulated final. They will also be paired with senior OPPO executives, technology experts, and high-profile external mentors with whom they will have the opportunity to discuss advanced technologies, industry trends, and business prospects across digital health, accessible technology, and sustainability. The 15 teams will then showcase their demos or prototypes in the dedicated exhibition area at the final event. Among them, selected teams who have already been working with OPPO will also unveil their latest prototypes to the public.
On the day of the Global Final Demo Event, the judges of the OPPO Inspiration Challenge will evaluate the 15 proposals based on the four criteria of Feasibility, Innovation and Originality, Long-term Potential, and Social Values. The top 5 proposals will be announced at the event, with each winning team being awarded a prize of US$50,000 along with opportunities to help further develop and commercialize their ideas. OPPO will also announce the two winning proposals of the People’s Choice Award in the “Inspiration for People” and “Inspiration for the Planet” categories. Voted for by the public, the awards recognize the profound impact that innovative technology has on people’s daily lives.
The livestream of the Global Final Demo Event will be alive at 2PM (GMT+8) on Oct 18th. For more details about the event and the 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge, please visit https://www.oppo.com/en/proposal/.