Hyderabad : OPPO, a premium global smartphone brand, is collaborating with Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad to promote research in the field of science and technology. A MoU was signed on 13th January 2020 by Mr. Tasleem Arif, Vice President and Head (R&D), OPPO India and Dr. Sumohana S. Channappayya, Dean (Research and Development), IIT Hyderabad.
The MoU will facilitate exchange of ideas and carry out state-of-the-art research in the development of advanced and emerging technologies. It envisages joint research and development for multiple projects over a period of two years for the development of new technologies in areas specific to camera and image processing, battery, networks (5G), system performance and Artificial Intelligence, among other areas. The partnership is aimed at developing solutions and bridging the gap between academic excellence and business requirements and to help create an industry-ready workforce.
On the sidelines of signing the MoU, Mr. Tasleem Arif, Vice President and Head (R&D), OPPO India, said, “IIT Hyderabad is an institute renowned for excellent work in the field of Science and Technology. Our collaboration with IIT Hyderabad is in line with our vision to enhance R&D and innovation capabilities at OPPO India as we continue our endeavor to build localized solutions for the Indian market. This collaboration aims to pave the way to carry out quality research and promote the rapid integration of cutting-edge technology, particularly in the areas of 5G and AI.”
The MOU will help both OPPO and IIT Hyderabad conduct research in core areas of software, hardware and Internet services to ensure an integrated user experience for the Indian audience.
Highlighting the impact of this collaboration, Dr. Sumohana S. Channappayya, Dean (Research and Development), IIT Hyderabad, said, “We are happy to collaborate with OPPO India through the expertise of our researchers, to further support and strengthen their R&D efforts in bringing technological breakthroughs for the Indian market. This collaboration with OPPO will help in the development of indigenous solutions to cater to the dynamic needs of the Indian consumers.”