OPPO India joins hands with Microsoft for 2nd edition of OPPO Elevate program

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Building on its vision to drive innovation from India, OPPO India today announced its collaboration with Microsoft for Startups to launch the 2nd edition of the OPPO Elevate program to empower startups in country. Through this program, OPPO aims to accelerate the overall innovation culture in India and mentor startups who have the potential to bring the next big technological change in the industry.

Starting May 19th, startups across “Accessible Technology” and “Digital Health” will be able to apply for the India edition of the program. These proposals will be reviewed by an esteemed jury of experts, led by Tasleem Arif, VP and R&D Head, OPPO India, Madhurima Agarwal, Country Head-India, Microsoft for startup among others.

The top ten selected startups will get a chance to present their proposals to the jury in an event in August 2022. Further these ten startups will also be entitled to a collaboration with OPPO for applicable technical discussion and access to R&D facilities (Labs, spaces, Mobile devices) on mutually agreed terms and schedule. The India jury will select 3 startups who will be entering the global Innovation Accelerator Program.

As part of the Elevate program, all participants will be invited to Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub and eligible startups can receive up to USD150K worth of Azure credits, mentoring and guidance from business and technical experts as well as access to world-class developer and productivity tools.

Commenting on this initiative, Mr Tasleem Arif, Vice President and R&D Head, OPPO India, said, “At OPPO, we believe in developing solutions which brings optimism and inspiration against the challenges and uncertainties, aligned with our brand proposition of Inspiration Ahead. We have been leading virtuous innovation in the country through the years and the elevate program opens doors for the new age innovators to contribute to the same. The OPPO Elevate program has seen momentous success since its inception and with the second edition, we aim to build the innovation in health and accessibility and highlight Indian innovation on a global platform.


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