OPPO recently completed the Israel leg of its global Demo Day roadshow for the OPPO Research Institute Innovation Accelerator in Tel Aviv. Participating in the Demo Day were ten technology startups from Europe and Israel who presented their proposals for innovative tech solutions in the areas of digital health and accessible technology. Participants were competing for a spot at the global final of the OPPO Research Institute Innovation Accelerator due to be held later this year. Through the Demo Day and the Innovation Accelerator program, OPPO hopes to connect venture capital resources in Europe and Israel to accelerate the development of high-potential technology and promote innovation in the market.
During the Demo Day, OPPO’s Director of Hardware Engineering for Health, Timothy Weadon, shared highlights from OPPO’s own R&D in digital health before inviting a roster of technology experts, industry leaders, and social scientists to explore how the concept of “Virtuous Innovation” could be used to inspire tech startups to help solve some of the biggest issues facing the world today. Speakers included Or Retzkin, co-founder and CEO of EyeControl; Dr. Merav Galili, founding CEO of the Menomadin Foundation; Vanessa Kacherginsky, chief executive officer of The Israeli Forum for Impact Economy; and Yuval Wagner, president and founder of Access Israel
“The emergence of new technology brings with its significant impact to our health and wellbeing. The very objective of digitalization in the healthcare space is to enter uncharted territory and bridge the gap between science and engineering,” said Timothy Weadon, Director of OPPO’s Hardware Engineering for Health, “Through the OPPO Research Institute Innovation Accelerator, OPPO hopes to spur a new wave of development in medical science applications based on the concept of ‘Virtuous Innovation’ that will empower people to live healthier and happier lives