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Regional Final of 2017 TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in SINGAPORE is happening next Saturday 7/29 @ National Design Centre


Leave a Nest Co. Ltd. will host TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in SINGAPORE on July 29, 2017 at National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore. This Demo Day series in Asia Pacific is the final in the series, starting with India round, Malaysia round, the Phillipines round, and Thailand, the showcase of very early stage deep technology startups & pre-startups.

Overview of TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in Singapore

  • Date: Saturday 29th July
  • Time: 13:00~19:00 (Venue open from 12:00)
  • Place: National Design Centre

Twelve selected teams will give presentations about their business ideas based on their technology. The teams have worked on their ideas and presentation with mentors from Leave a Nest to this day.

Many teams are from major universities in Singapore, such as National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and so on. Finalists are as follows:

Team Name Theme
1 Skin Shuttle nano cage for delivering target substance
2 POCT paper based gaut diagnostics
3 WhirlCell cell separation techniques in one flow
4 Sunvisiae local microorganisms as source of cosmetics
5 Accet Innovates Fast retting of Kenaf fibre using unique enzyme (Malaysia round winner)
6 Nano Apps easy production of sanitize materials with use of nano particle (India round winner)
7 Ube Tech stabilizing and enhancing purple color of purple yam (Philippines round winner)
8 Fish Tech vaccines for fish in aquaculture
9 EcoWorth carbon fibre aerogel for super absorption of oil
10 Phaos Technologies affordable high resolution light microscope
11 ArtiCare rehabilitation assistive robot
12 Roceso Technologies rehabilitation assistive wearable device

This event is supported by Glocalink, Mentholatum (Asia Pacific) Ltd, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc, FUJIFILM ASIA PACIFIC Pte. Ltd., Hamao Products. Venue sponsor National Design Centre, local partner Design Singapore and Infocomm and Media Development Agency.

■About TECH PLANTER Asia Pacific

TECH PLANTER is a unique seed acceleration program for REAL TECH (generally called as deep tech) startups. Since 2014, we’ve supported more than 70 early stage teams in Japan. And as a result, ca. 50 mil USD fund raising our teams were given from various sources including VCs, national grants, and etc.

In Asia Pacific countries such as in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, India, Thailand, and the Philippines, more than 200 teams applied to our program in 2016. The combination of academic researchers, business ideas, and big companies’ partners from Japan, provides one and only community where scientists & technologists can explore the business field. The program also provides the showcase event of each team’s idea to our partner companies from Japan.

Press release for India round on 29th April here.

Press release for Malaysia round on 13th May here.

Press release for Philippines round on 27 May here.

Press release for Thailand round on 3 June here.

■Official Website


Any questions or inquiries for this event, please e-mail us: [email protected]

Attention to Nami Akinaga or Ryuta Takeda in Global Platform Development Division.

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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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