• Uncategorized

TECH PLANTER ASIA FINAL 2021 will happen on 21st August in Singapore- Online

TECH PLANTER ASIA FINAL 2021 will happen on 21st August in Singapore- Online

Leave a Nest Group has managed to fortify its deep tech start-up ecosystem via addition of new startups. Throughout the history of TECH PLANTER in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam  from 2014 to 2021, a total of 948 teams were recruited. We have managed to develop an ecosystem within Asia that aims to nurture real tech ventures. Its steady growth has allowed us to be the largest deep tech discovery platform in Southeast Asia. 

Being the largest deep tech discovery platform, the COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped us from conducting TECH PLANTER ASIA Finals 2021. Instead, TECH PLANTER Asia Finals 2021 will be held online via Microsoft Teams on 21st August 2021. Apart from technical sharing, we also aim to bridge theTECH PLANTER finalists with Japanese firms. We would love to bring companies and start-ups together to solve existing deep tech challenges. 

On 21st August 2021, 12  outstanding teams (Leave a Nest Award winners and Grand winners from six Asian countries) that stood out from 186 applicants, will be pitching and presenting their ideas and technologies. TECH PLANTER Asia Finals will be a great chance for the start-ups to showcase their work and how closely knitted they are within this ecosystem together with the corporations and government sectors. This event would also provide  teams from Asia to understand how Japanese companies would like to explore deep tech startups coming from Southeast Asia. The panel of judges mainly are from Japan and would be able to bounce off ideas during the session.

Program Overview:

  • Date and time: 21st August 2021 (Saturday), 13:00 – 18:00 (SGT) 
  • Platform: Microsoft Teams 
  • Language: English 
  • Organiser: Leave a Nest Singapore Pte. Ltd 


Programme Timeline:

Timing in SGT Content
13:00 – 13:30 Opening Remark

Round 1

Indonesia (2 teams), Thailand (2 teams)

14:20-14:30 Break
14:30 – 15:20

Round 2

Malaysia (2 teams), Vietnam (2 teams)

15:20 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:20

Round 3

Philippines (2 teams), Singapore (2 teams)

16:20 – 16:30 Break
16:30 – 17:10 Judging Time
17:10 – 18:00 Award Ceremony


TP Asia finalists:

Country  Team Name Short description 
Indonesia Biergo

Theme: Compact cast that is made from medical grade plastic 

Issue: Conventional gypsum casts might cause skin problems when worn over a long period of time 


Theme: Fermented honey beverage (Amalose) to reduce postprandial blood glucose 

Issue: Impairment of blood glucose homeostasis in diabetes mellitus patients in Indonesia 

Thailand JustSign

Theme: Sign language 

Issue: Making online videos accessible to people with hearing impairments 

GPJ Biotechnology 

Theme: Functional drink with enhanced calcium absorbability 

Issue: Ageing population in Thailand that has bone related health problems 

Malaysia Qarbotech 

Theme: Photosynthesis enhancer 

Issue: Photosynthesis is an inefficient process, whereby only 2-4% of the available energy in sunlight is converted into new plant growth


Theme: Transgenic microalgae for fish oral vaccination 

Issue: Losses in aquaculture sector due to diseases 

Vietnam Tepbac

Theme: High-tech aquaculture platform 

Issue: Poor farm management, lack of traceability, disease outbreaks & unstable output prices for farmers 


Theme: Robot & smart ecosystem for industry 4.0

Issue: SMEs in developing countries cannot afford robots to harness the power of technology in production

Philippines  Anihan technologies 

Theme: Smart nanotech-integrated sensor system for post-harvest/supply chain applications

Issue: Post-harvest loss in agricultural products 


Theme: Ready-to-eat granulated cassava 

Issue: Low yield of cassava due of toxicity issues and short shelf life.

Singapore  Hydroleap 

Theme: Low-cost, chemical free water treatment solutions for industrial and construction waste water

Issue: Currently, industrial waste water treatment is not environmentally friendly 


Theme: Autonomous assessment of underwater structures

Issue: No autonomous ROV that operates well in shallow waters 

We sincerely hope that all the innovative technologies that are being developed in ASIA will find their way to solve global issues soon.

To learn more about TECH PLANTER, kindly visit: https://en.techplanter.com

For more information or any inquiries or concerns, please send an email to Dr. Mango Loo at [email protected]