OPPO India signed an MoU with Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society (APIS), the State Nodal Agency for promoting the growth of the entrepreneurship ecosystem, to support deep tech startups in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The MoU was signed by Mr. Tasleem Arif, Vice President, India R&D Head, OPPO India, and Anil Kumar Tentu, Chief Executive Officer, Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society at the Global Investors Summit 2023, in the presence of Sri Gudivada Amarnath, Minister for Industries, Infrastructure, Investment & Commerce, Information Technology and Handlooms & Textiles, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
OPPO India and APIS aim to accelerate the overall innovation culture in the country and mentor start-ups that have the potential to bring the next big technological change in the industry. As a part of this initiative, OPPO India will connect with startups through a series of programs, including, setting up labs for budding entrepreneurs and offering professional support in research and mentorship. Further, OPPO will also organise innovation challenges, hackathons, and workshops to empower entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts.
Speaking on the collaboration, Mr.Tasleem Arif, Vice President, India R&D Head, OPPO India, said,
"We are delighted to collaborate with Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society to mentor deep tech startups and spur a new wave of innovation in the country. With the mission of Technology for Mankind, Kindness for the World, OPPO believes in promoting design, imagination, and meaningful solutions that can change the world via technology. OPPO and APIS share a common DNA for fostering a culture of innovation by focusing on the growth of Entrepreneurship and Startup ecosystems. Through this program, we hope to help startups truly scale the impact of technology and empower the next generation of innovators to bring their ideas to life by leveraging the combined resources of both organizations.”
OPPO India and APIS will work with entrepreneurs and industry experts to promote the integration of innovative technology research and development by providing a platform for start-ups to showcase their ideas and innovate. OPPO, as a youth-oriented brand, believe in the power of the young generation and has a strong history of supporting young people to achieve their ambitions.
OPPO is committed to the development of the country and recognizes that innovation and entrepreneurship are crucial for the future growth of the economy. OPPO’s Elevate Program has empowered several start-ups to build innovative solutions leveraging state-of-the-art equipment, global mentorship, and access to the company's rich network of partners, helping them drive and fast-track their way to reaching out to consumers. The brand has also collaborated with the government of Kerala and Telangana to boost the start-up ecosystem in both states.
Recently OPPO has entered a year-long partnership with the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) to engage young social entrepreneurs to join efforts to address social sustainability issues through innovation. Through the initiative, OPPO will help young entrepreneurs develop their ideas and support them in playing a more influential role in the UN (United Nations) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.