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iVET won TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in THAILAND 2018

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Leave a Nest conducted its third TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in THAILAND on 23rd June 2018. This year, the event was held at National Innovation Agency, NIA.

Past posts on the TECH PLANTER in THAILAND 2018

Out of 20 applications, 9 finalists had been selected to present their business projects to the panel of judges from Leave a Nest, Japan Tobacco Inc., Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre Pte. Ltd., TCELS, euglena Co,. Ltd., National Innovation Agency, Thailand (NIA) and FocusTech Ventures.

A scene from TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in Thailand at NIA

iVET won the Grand Winner prize for their passion to improve lives of disabled pets and bringing happiness to the owners in Thailand. The winner received JPY300,000 cash prize, return airfares and accommodation for 2 team members to join TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in SINGAPORE 2018 in the final regional round. The winner from Singapore round will be invited to join meeting in Tokyo Japan in March 2019.

An additional award was given by the judges (please refer to below for details). Leave a Nest will provide continuous support for winners and finalists to accelerate their projects.

Mr. Takashi Ando, Technical Director of euglena Co.,Ltd.

Mr. Ando introduced euglena and its 12-year long journey from being a university-based startup to becoming a corporation. euglena Co., Ltd. is the first company to produce biofuel from microalgae. He encouraged the finalists not to give up their passion in the issue that they want to solve.

Ms. Pitcharee Keeratithakul, Innovation Developer, National Innovation Agency

The event opened with welcoming remarks from Mr. Shohei Michael Maekawa, Director of Global Bridge Laboratory., followed by a keynote presentation by Mr. Takashi Ando, Technical Director of euglena Co,. Ltd. This was the first visit by euglena and he highlighted how euglena started from a startup to a successful company today and gave tips on the most important things to succeed if one is from a university-based startup.

The grand winner of last year’s TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in Thailand, Dr. Sasimanas Unajak from Fish Health, gave a keynote presentation on her progress after joining TECH PLANTER.

TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in THAILAND 2017 Grand Winner, Dr. Sasimanas from Fish Health

JT Award winner in last year’s TECH PLANTER in SINGAPORE, Dr. Chia Lye Peng from Flexosense also gave a keynote presentation which highlighted her work and progress.

Dr. Chia Lye Peng from Flexosense, JT Award Winner in TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in SINGAPORE 2016

Dr. Kihoko Tokue, Managing Director of Leave a Nest Singapore gave a heartwarming speech to encourage all our participants not to give up on their passion and work, even though they had not been selected as finalists or winners.

Dr. Kihoko Tokue, Managing Director of Leave a Nest Singapore giving closing ceremony speech.

Once again, we would like to thank all participants for attending the event and we hope to see you at TECH VENTURE Meet-up in THAILAND this September!

Here is the full list of Winners of TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in THAILAND 2018:

Grand Winner of TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in THAILAND 2018
Content: 300,000 JPY cash prize, roundtrip air tickets to Japan and accommodation for 2 team members, and right to participate in TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in SINGAPORE 2018.
Team: iVET
Theme: iVET Pet Health Solution

From left: Dr. Vichian Suksoir, Dr. Yukihiro Maru, Dr. Warangkhana Phanwanich, Mr. Kelvin Ong

JT Award Winner
Content: $2,500 SGD cash prize
Team: iVET
Theme: iVET Pet Health Solution

JT Award Winner, iVET

Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre Pte. Ltd. Award
Content: 2,500 SGD cash prize
Team: NJ Lab
Theme: Innovation of Recombinant Human Peptide for Sustainable Replacement of Antibiotics and preservatives

MITSUI CHEMICALS SINGAPORE R&D CENTRE Award Winner NJ Lab

euglena Co,. Ltd. Award
Content: euglena Products
Team: TriOCIN
Theme: Anti-acne patch which contains an antibacterial protein component that seeks to treat acne effectively

euglena Co,. Ltd Award Winner TriOCIN

TCELS Award
Content: 30,000 THB
Team: einSense
Theme: Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) Enhanced Gas Sensor

TCELS Award Winner, einSense

FTV Surprise Award
Content: Invitation to Singapore to observe TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in SINGAPORE 2018
Team: Brain Dynamics
Theme: Brain Monitoring System for enhancing rehabilitation stroke patients.

FTV Award Winner Brain Dynamics

Congratulations to all winners!
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