OPPO, a premium global smartphone brand has signed an MOU with the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad to promote collaborative research in the field of science and technology.
The MoU will facilitate exchange of ideas and carry out state of the art research in the development of advanced and emerging technologies.
The MoU was signed on 13-01-2020 by Tasleem Arif, Vice President and Head R&D, OPPO India and Professor Sumohana S. Channappayya, Dean – Research and Development, IIT Hyderabad. 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 bridge the gap between academic excellence and business requirements and held create an industry-ready workforce
On the sidelines of signing the MoU, Tasleem Arif, Vice President and Head R&D, OPPO India said, “IIT Hyderabad is an institute is 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 endeavour 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, Professor 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.”