Demo Day

4th May 2019
Successfully done!

What is TECH PLANTER and why we do it?

TECH PLANTER is an acceleration and pitch competition focusing on Deep Tech (we call it Real Tech). We conduct this program to provide startups with mentoring, fundraising and market expansion opportunities in Asia, especially in Japan. Winners will receive a trip to Singapore or Japan to pursue angel investment and corporate partnerships. Leave a Nest’s science communicators works with founders each and every day. We leverage our experience of launching a science and technology into business forms to ensure your team executes well every step along the way.


Early stage startups and pre-startup researchers’ team in Robotics, IoT, Hardware, Biotech, Healthcare, Food and Agriculture and more real technologies

Judging criteria

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1. Novelty 2. Practicability 3. Whether it could bring about change to the world 4. Passion


Grand Winner 300,000 JPY
Flight ticket and accommodation to join TECH PLANTER in Singapore for 2 members

Company Award 200,000 JPY

Snapshots from 2019 DEMO DAY

DEMO DAY Awardees

The Grand Winner:

Team: Tech Prom Lab
Theme: Waste Utilization for Innovative Building Material


Judges from 2019 Season

  • Dr. Yukihiro MaruFounder and Group CEO, Leave a Nest Group

    Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. is a leading knowledge based platform company in Japan. The company is comprised of Mastersʼ and Doctorate degree holders. Leave a Nest works on extensive projects relating to Science and Technology. Dr. Maru has great experience in supporting startups. One of the startups he was supporting called euglena Co., Ltd. was listed in the First section of Tokyo Stock exchange. Heʼ s expert in advising young entrepreneur in business development and venture spirit.

  • Mr. Yoshikazu UeharaManaging Director, Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre, Pte. Ltd.

    Mitsui Chemicals Inc. is one of the diversified companies in Japan and providing wide variety of chemicals and polymers globally. It will help build a better future society across five business domains, Mobility, Health Care, Food & Packaging, Next Generation Businesses and Basic Materials. Mr Uehara is charge of new business development from Asia Pacific. He is looking for new business opportunities making best use of open innovation in connection with Mitsui Chemicals' proprietary technologies.

  • Mr. Sophian Abdul RahmanCo-Founder and CEO Delightex Pte Ltd.

    Mr. Sophian Abdul Rahman is the CEO and co-founder of Delightex Pte Ltd, a research and business development firm that seeks out innovative ways of capturing Delightful Moments. Before heading up Delightex, Sophian had served as the Director of Strategic Planning, Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions at SGX-listed Cordlife Group Limited, as well as the CEO of its Bursa Malaysia-listed subsidiary Stemlife Berhad. His other experiences include a myriad number of roles in Singapore’s CapitaLand Group and Singapore Government’s Ministry of Trade & Industry agencies. Sophian graduated with a Master of Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College, London.

  • Mr. Kazuhiro ObaraForbes JAPAN Official Columnist

    Kazuhiro Obara dotted emoji in 1st mobile platform, i-mode in Japan and pursue emotional internet platforms in Google, viber, McKinsey. Lives on Bali and works remotely for JP national AI research center and startups. His book on IT principles is the best-seller at Kindle. Kazuhiro also contributes to creative communities in Japan, being a speaker curation director in Slash Asia, partnership director in Unreasonable Japan, sr. advisor in Burning man Japan, Google-side director TED@Tokyo audition.

  • Mr. Adrian LimPresident Director BLOCK71 Jakarta

    Mr. Adrian Lim is co-founder and CEO of PT PopBox Asia Services, a specialized automated parcels solution provider. PopBox Asia provides automated parcel lockers touch point that serve the local e-commerce and courier companies. Mr. Lim also holds a position as the President Director of BLOCK71 Jakarta, an incubation and coworking facilities that aim to build the Indonesian startup ecosystem and develop local talents.

  • Mr. Bukky Suwarno Head of Incubation Division, Center of Innovation LIPI

    Mr. Bukky Suwarno Head of Incubation Division, Center of Innovation LIPI. The Center of Innovation has 3 main functions, managing LIPI’s IP, transferring technology, and nurturing technology-based startups company as well as MSMEs.

  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Hadi K. PurwadariaHead of International Relation, AIBI Network

    Prof. Dr. Ir. Hadi K. Purwadaria was the founder of the Incubator Center for Agribusiness and Agroindustry (ICAA) of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) in 1995, and lead the incubator to a sustain institution until 2005, when it was further developed into Research and Development Center for Entrepreneurship with the ICAA remained as a division under the new Center. He became the Director of the Center until 2007.

Finalists from 2019 Season

  • YAGI Natural

    Utilization of underutilized cocoa-based ingredients for natural skin care

  • Aviancure

    Potency of Indigenous Herbal Medicine to Control Bird Flu in Poultry

  • Bumdest

    Organic Pesticide with Enhanced Rainfastness

  • Arstraw


  • Phytotech Kit Indonesia

    Management of Nutmeg Oil Production Waste into F&B's and Cosmetics Ingredient

  • Noveltindo Eiyo Technoprima



    Nanotechnology and Plastic Waste

  • Nasrul Isa

    Green Ion Formula water based and oil based

  • Replus

    Replus Remote: Control Electrical Appliances from Anywhere to Reduce Energy Bill

  • Afta b-ionik

    An Affordable, Brain-controlled Prosthetic limb

  • Tech Prom Lab

    Waste Utilisation for Innovative Building Material