The AGNIi Mission is committed to cultivating strong partnerships with corporate partners that have an interest in advancing Indian innovations. One of the models for such a partnership is to host an open innovation challenge after discussing relevant areas of interest.
OPPO is one of the leading smartphone and electronics manufacturers in the world, and their subsidiary, OPPO India, partnered with AGNIi to launch the first edition of OPPO Elevate. This innovation challenge sought out participation from innovators, tech experts and young startups to showcase innovative technologies.
The challenge invited applicants to submit their technologies in leading emerging technology focus areas, including, healthcare, data protection/ privacy, edge computing, autonomous driving, IoT, home automation and robotics.
The shortlisted startups will gain access to a plethora of benefits, including access to 5G and Camera Innovation labs at India R&D centre, as well as permission to use the latest OPPO devices and solutions for product development & ideation purposes. As a part of the OPPO Elevate program, these startups will also get personalized technical sessions. Moreover, they will be able to leverage OPPO’s distribution channels and the partner ecosystem to develop and execute their go-to-market strategies.
Commenting on this initiative, Mr Tasleem Arif, Vice President, India R&D Head, OPPO India, said, “I’m excited to work with Invest India and AGNii team to reiterate our commitment towards strengthening the start-up ecosystem in India. In line with the government’s vision to bolster the innovation in India, Invest India and AGNii together will further enhance OPPO’s Elevate Program and will help provide innovators with a platform to turn their dreams into a reality. Through the program, we are looking forward to unlocking the potential of India’s startups and talent in the emerging technology domain to create more and more innovations for supporting mankind.”
AGNIi remains committed to further building its partnership with major players in the tech industry such as OPPO.