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Inaugural TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in the Philippines is awarded to Team Ube Tech


Leave a Nest successfully conducted TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in PHILIPPINES 2017 on May 27th. This is the very first time of the DEMO DAY held in MANILA PHILIPPINES.

   In this event, 12 finalists selected from 29 applicants presented their projects. Team “UBE Tech” won the Grand Winner prize for their innovative technology to allow utilizing lightly pigmented Ube for commercial use. In addition to the Grand Winner, four more prizes were given by the judges (For details please see below). The winner will be invited to DEMO DAY in Singapore held in July 29th.

   Leave a Nest is going to continuously support not only prize winners and finalists but all TECH PLANTER members so they can accelerate their projects. So please keep communicating with Leave a Nest members.

For details of 12 finalists  please access to this article.

 The event opened with welcoming note from a president and managing director, Dr. Kihoko Tokue of Leave a Nest Singapore Ptd. Ltd., followed by keynote speech from Mr. Atsushi Shimizu, a founder and CEO, and winner of the very fist TECH PLAN GRAND PRIX in Japan back in 2013. Mr. Atsushi from Challenergy Inc. shared his vision of implementing windless typhoon energy harnessing wind turbines in the Philippines. 








Venue QBO Innovation Hub
Date/Time May 27th 2017 13:00-19:30
Organizer Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.

Prize Winners


  1. Grand Winner for TECH PLANTER DEMO DAY in the PHILIPPINES
  •       Content: 200,000 JPY and right to participate in TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in SG
  •       Team: UBE TECH
  •       Theme: innovative technology to allow utilizing lightly pigmented Ube for commercial use.



  1. JT Award
  •       Team: MiBAS
  •       Theme: EEG device to allow paralyzed patients to communicate their needs.


3. THK Award

  •  Team: Fablab Bohol
  •       Theme: Solving plastic waste challenge by utilizing plastic waste to create new materials.

4. Hamano Products Award

  •       Team: MVM
  •       Theme: bringing over the counter medicine close to you by creating medicine dispensing vending machines


Leave a Nest Award

  •       Team: Smart Lab
  •       Theme: Using nano particle coated Kapok to filter waste water for clean water supply.


We will be coming back in August and once again in Oct to learn about progress of TECH PLANTER community members. Please watch out for our announcements.

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徳江 紀穂子/Kihoko Tokue Leave a Nest Singapore Pte. Ltd. Leave a Nest Asia group Education background: PhD in Science (Behavioral Biology), Rikkyo University MSc in Science, University of New England BSc graduated with Magna Cum Laude, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Born in Tokyo, raised in Singapore and Thailand. Educated in the US and Australia. She has working experience in Thailand as a researcher and lecturer at King Mongkut's Technology Thonburi. She joined Leave a Nest in 2011, founded Leave a Nest Malaysia in 2013, and became Leave a Nest Singapore president from 2016. Her dream is to build Leave a Nest Asia as leading global leader hub for bringing "Advancing Science and Technology for Global Happiness"


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