[TECH PLANTER THAILAND 2022] Announcement of the Final Teams and Judges!

[TECH PLANTER THAILAND 2022] Announcement of the Final Teams and Judges!

Leave a Nest is pleased to announce the TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in Thailand 2022 will be happening as following details:

Date: 23rd July 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 11:30 hrs–17:00 hrs (in THAI TIME; +1 for SGT; +2 for JPT)

Venue: Microsoft Teams

Full schedule:


(in THAI TIME, +1 for SGT, +2 for JPT)

Activity  Details
11:30 – 12:00 Registration  
12:00 – 12:30 Opening Ceremony 

Opening remarks

Keynote speech

Introduction of judges and criteria

12:30 – 13:20

Presentation Round 1 (AGRI)

7 min presentation + 5 min Q&A
13:20 – 13:30 10 min break  
13:30 – 14:20

Presentation Round 2


7 min presentation + 5 min Q&A
14:20 – 14:30 10 min break  
14:30 – 15:20

Presentation Round 3


7 min presentation + 5 min Q&A
15:20 – 15:30 10 min break  
15:30 – 16:30 Judging time + Lightning talk + Panel discussion 3 min presentation for LT, followed by panel discussion
16:30 – 17:00  Award and closing ceremony   


In order to help bring deep technologies into the society, TECH PLANTER THAILAND has managed to recruit 21 teams for this groundbreaking event! 

This year, 9 finalists out of the 21 applications were selected to pitch and compete in the Demo Day. An array of technologies were selected, this includes: food tech, deep tech, agri tech and biotech and med tech. 

Check out our 9 amazing finalists here: 

Team name  Theme 
TEAnity  It's gotta be pineapple
ONSPEC Platform Solution for rapid trace contamination and toxic chemical detection
Gaorai Empowering precision application in SEA farms
AirDeveloppa Clean air ecosystem
On The Go Ready-to-eat, Thai fruits for Japan market
Muu Cow's milk made without cows (Lab-grown milk)
BOD The Best Operation for Decolourization
MICRONEED TECH Get a chance to change the world
Nabsolute Booster for Better Health

Which team piqued your interest? Who will be the winner? 

The finalists will be judged by representatives of government agencies, technology business incubators and companies from Thailand and Japan.


Dr. Kihoko Tokue Managing Director, Leave a Nest Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Dr. Tokue is the Managing Director of Leave a Nest Singapore and Founder of Leave a Nest Malaysia. She was born in Tokyo but raised in Southeast Asia, studied her bachelor degree in America and then moved to Australia for her Master and PhD degree carrying out field work. Currently she is creating a platform in ASEAN to nurture the next generation innovators, startups involving business development partners from industry. Her dream is to one day bring changes to the world with advancement of science and technology with true understanding and appreciation for nature.

Dr. Anjali Shijo Senior Manager, Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre, Pte. Ltd.

The Mitsui Chemicals Group is constantly pursuing innovation and growth to be a chemical company with a strong global presence. Dr. Anjali has been part of the research group at Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre since 2009, with special focus on value creation in the biotechnology arena. In line with Mitsui Chemicals’ vision of creating innovative products and services that are in harmony with the society and environment, she is scouting for new business opportunities from the Asia Pacific region using open innovation platforms and partnerships with start-ups, companies and research institutes.

Mr. Tomoyuki (Tom) Masuda, Chief Specialist, Global Business, BIPROGY Inc.

Tom Masuda is an international business consultant at BIPROGY Inc. where he has spent more than 15 years helping international enterprises and startups enter the Japanese market. Previously, Tom worked for 10 years as a systems engineer and project manager developing large-scale software applications for the telecom and financial service industries in Japan. He received an MBA in Information Systems from Pace University in New York City. He also pursued his studies in computer science and economics at Columbia University and has a BA in Economics from Sophia University in Tokyo.

Ms Risako Kawanaka, Assistant Manager at Business Innovation & DX Strategy Div., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Ms. Risako is engaged in the operation of “ME Innovation Fund”, a CVC fund that can invest in startups around the world.  While considering investment, she builds a framework of collaboration between the startups and business division of Mitsubishi Electric. Also, she supports PoC experiments in such collaborative activities.

She was once deeply engaged in marketing of BtoB products in Japan and European markets. Also she had experience in launching a new product from scratch. This product evolved with cloud service and DX functions where she led the business development.

Mr. Norio Asahara Regional R&D Director, Ezaki Glico Co. Ltd.

Glico manufactures not only confectionery and ice cream, but also a wide range of food categories such as beverages, dairy products, processed foods and baby milk powder. Mr. ASAHARA is the director of research and development in Glico Asia Pacific. He is looking for new research partners as well as technical support, investment and opportunities for various collaborations such as buying of new ingredients. He is responsible for new business in Asia Pacific.


Mr. Daiki Kumamoto Global Fund Manager, Real Tech Holdings Co., Ltd.

Daiki is the youngest capitalist of the deep-tech startup ecosystem in Japan and is the growth manager of Real Tech Fund, the No.1 VC in Japan focusing on deep-tech / real-tech startups. He is specialised in supporting startups, especially those that bring solutions to care / welfare and is also the head for global strategy. Before joining Real Tech, he was the president of the largest NPO in Japan that commits in supporting young entrepreneurs globally. He graduated from Keio SFC University with a bachelor in management.

Ms. Tonghathai Kuvanont Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Aimspire Co., Ltd.

Khun Tonghathai is a Managing Partner and Co-founder of Aimspire, a deep tech enthusiast venture building company. With 25 years of management experience in various industries at Fortune 500 companies – Healthcare, FMCG, Food, Retail, and Consumer Durable, Khun Tonghathai is passionate about her mission to be a “Catalyst for growth” for a game changing deep tech startup. Aimspire has been working with government agencies and big corporates on their growth journey to discover, collaborate, and invest in deep tech startups. The key sectors of interest are Agriculture, Food, Healthcare, and Clean Energy.

Mr. Patompong Leksomboon, Business Development Manager, DuPont

Patompong Leksomboon is a business development manager at DuPont. He specialises in corporate venture capital, innovation management, and startup incubation. After earning his MS in technology management (SCG Scholarship) from The University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, Patompong spent a decade working on technology planning, scouting, and sourcing at Siam Cement Group (SCG). He has volunteered as a head of partnership and funding at SPRINT, Thailand’s first deep tech startup accelerator, and was a member of Houston Technology Center (Texas).

Dr. Tortrakul Wattanavorakijkul CEO, Innospace (Thailand). Co., Ltd.

He is currently working as an acting CEO of InnoSpace (Thailand) which is a private company. The company works in a strong collaboration with government and academic partners to fulfil national aspirations to become a technology-driven country by supporting a startup that develops localised deep technologies to offer innovations and solutions. He has more than ten years of experience in energy technology and sustainable development from work and education.


Dr. Wanwipa Siriwatwechakul (Jeab) Head of Corporate Innovation University, RISE.

Dr. Wanwipa (Jeab) received a chemical engineering degree from MIT, and PhD from Princeton University, USA. She received a prestigious King Scholarship from the Royal Thai Government. She has more than 10 years of teaching experience at Thammasat University, and she has advised private corporations and public offices about research and technology development. Dr. Wanwipa participated in TechPlanter Thailand Demo Day 2019, and won the Mitsui Chemicals Awards. She is expertise in Bioconversion of waste water to high value products and Bio-Process development and intrapreneurship and innovation ecosystem development.

Ms. Pat Subpa-asa Senior Manager in Corporate Strategy, THAI WAH

Pat is a Senior Manager in Corporate Strategy at Thai Wah PCL – one of the leading agri-food companies specialised in manufacturing tapioca starch, vermicelli and noodle products based in Bangkok, Thailand. She handles oversight and development of corporate strategies to support core business growth and create innovation from Farm to Shelf. Before joining Thai Wah, Pat was an associate at McKinsey & Company focusing on strategy and transformation with top-tier companies across sectors in Southeast Asia. Prior to that she led start-up projects for Procter & Gamble Manufacturing and worked in financial services with Kasikornbank in their SME banking team. Pat holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and an MBA from INSEAD in Singapore.

Lightning Talk and Panel Discussion

In addition to the finalists team, 5 teams had been selected for lightning talk pitch to share their projects and also a short panel discussion regarding “Predicting the future of agriculture in Thailand- implementing the technology in small sized farms” during the TECH PLAN DEMO DAY.

Lightning Talk Presentation:

Team Theme
Best So Far (BSF) Upcycling- Re-balance linear organic waste in to circular economy bio-materials
Laika Upcycled Dog Food
Smart Hybrid Aeration System  Stop Wasting Money on Wastewater
Dancing with a Baker Low Glycemic Index Functional Flour
FOOTBOT Affordable football coaching solution


Panel Discussion hot topic: Predicting the Future of Agriculture in Thailand: Implementing the Technology in Small Sized Farms

It will be an exciting program with diverse business ideas and solutions to tackle the world challenge.

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