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TECH PLANTER in Malaysia 2018 Received 39 Strong Entries from 13 Universities!


TECH PLANTER in Malaysia started in year 2015 with the aim to discover potential research and startups from universities that have world-changing ideas and able to leave positive social impact through the implementation of science and technology.

Running in its fourth year, TECH PLANTER in Malaysia 2018 officially closed the entry submission on 30 March 2018. It recorded strong 39 entries from 13 universities which is the highest since its inception. Agri-Tech and Deep-Tech categories received the most number of entries with 14 each while Biotech category received 11 entries.

Leave a Nest will select top 12 entries for TECH PLAN DEMO DAY. Selection will be done through documents checking, due-diligence and interviews. Finalists will be mentored by seasoned Leave a Nest members in preparation for TECH PLAN DEMO DAY that is scheduled to be held on 12 May 2018 at SME Corp., Platinum Sentral, Kuala Lumpur.

Finalists will get the golden opportunity to pitch their ideas to corporate partners from Malaysia, Singapore and Japan. Other than bragging rights for a year, winner of TECH PLANTER in Malaysia will receive JPY300k and a chance to represent the country in final regional round of TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in Singapore (return airfares and accommodation will be fully covered).

Overview of TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in Malaysia 2018:

  • Date: 12 May 2018 (Saturday)
  • Time: 10:00-18:00
  • Location: Dewan Mahkota, SME Corp, Platinum Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
  • Contents: Presentation, judges review, networking with finalists 12 teams
  • Website: https://en.techplanter.com/events/my2018/

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Ida*rahayu Ayob. Master in Technology and Innovation Management, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She completed her first degree in Information Technology (majoring in Artificial Intelligence). Prior to joining Leave a Nest Malaysia, she had served a government agency and actively involved in bridging programs between the academia and industry, train-the-trainers, national scholarship and also research encouragement funds in new technology. She's an industry advisor for several universities and regulatory bodies in Malaysia. At Leave a Nest Malaysia, Idarahayu is with the Strategy Development Division. She's on the lookout for new corporate partners and responsible in expanding real-tech seed acceleration program and its ecosystems.


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