OPPO, one of the leading global smartphone brands, dedicated to providing products infused with art and innovative technologies, today announced its partnership with Information Technology, Electronics & Communications Department (ITE&C), Government of Telangana, to create opportunities for budding entrepreneurs and exciting start-ups in India. Through this partnership both parties will work towards systematically developing a support system for startups and entrepreneurs in the specific areas of expertise.
Reinforcing its commitment to India, OPPO as a part of the agreement, will provide technical expertise and mentoring support to startups helping the government create a supportive ecosystem for startups working in areas specific to camera and image processing, battery, networks (5G), system performance, payments, Artificial Intelligence and gaming. The startups will be selected basis the solutions they provide towards key problems faced by Indian mobile users, with the intention of using their idea, application, technology or service to help enhance consumer experience for OPPO users.
Commenting on the association, Mr. Tasleem Arif, Vice President and R&D Head, India said, “OPPO is committed towards developing innovative new technologies and technology-enabled solutions to serve the Indian smartphone industry better than ever. Through this partnership with the Government of Telangana, which has shown positive intent in fostering a conducive ecosystem of entrepreneurship in the state, we hope to encourage and co-develop innovative solutions that will transform the smartphone industry across the country. Once again, we are grateful to the Government of Telangana for partnering with us on this and look forward to working with the exciting startups in the region.”
OPPO will also be providing market access to these startups, by Alpha/Beta testing their offerings with the OPPO Color OS community, helping them with feedback that will enable them to streamline their product for the final consumer. In addition to this, the OPPO R&D team will also offer technical and business expertise to the entrepreneurs.
Through such concerted efforts towards building the entrepreneurship ecosystem in India and encouraging the development of innovative new technologies, OPPO aims to play an active role in mobilizing the untapped potential of Indians entrepreneurs and support them in their journey towards developing and growing their respective start-ups.