Looking forward to hearing from you in coming year.

Demo Day

29th May 2021

Application Deadline

2nd April 2021

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 3,000 SGD
Joining TECH PLANTER ASIA FINAL in Singapore

and more…

Snapshots from 2021 DEMO DAY

2021 DEMO DAY Awardees

The Grand Winner:

Team: Biergo
Theme: Compact cast for Bone Fracture Treatmen


Below are the judges for 2021 Season

  • Dr. Yuko UenoPresident, Leave a Nest America Inc.

    Dr. Yuko Ueno received her Ph.D in Ocean microbiology-biochemistry and joined Leave a Nest in 2013. She have experience in producing new project by encouraging collaboration between academia and industry as a Science Bridge Communicator. As a President of Leave a Nest America Inc. with the experience of tech-startup accelerator, she is bridging Japanese tech startups to global tech-startup platform to interconnect the technology and social issues.

  • 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. Daiki KumamotoGlobal Fund Manager, Real-Tech Holding

    Mr. Kumamoto belongs to Real Tech Fund, one of largest VC in Japan focusing on supporting deep-tech / real-tech startups. He is specialized in supporting startups, especially that bring solutions to care / welfare and is also the leading the Global Fund mandated to invest in startups in Southeast Asia. Before joining Real Tech, he was the president of the largest youth ran NPO in Japan that commits in supporting young entrepreneurs globally. He graduated from Keio SFC University with a bachelor in management.

  • Mr. Kazuhiro TsujiGlobal R&D Group, Regulatory affairs Promotion Division, Rohto Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd

    Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. is a global healthcare company that aims to extend healthy life expectancy, and is expanding business in more than 110 countries. After joining Rohto Pharmaceutical in 2009, I have been engaged mainly in basic research in the field of ophthalmology, and have been in charge of product development such as over the counter drugs and joint research with academia for about 10 years. I have been in charge of global development since 2019, and I am engaged in global product development and joint research. I am also responsible for exploring technologies in the global, especially in Southeast Asia and creating new businesses in global.

  • Dr. Kiwi AliwargaCEO, UMG Idealab

    Dr. Kiwi Aliwarga is a person who likes to learn new things and make connections from several disciplines of knowledge and skills. His UMG Idealab has speaks for itself where UMG Idealab could build Tech startups of different fields ad make a deep collaboration to produce new product and services. He also the Founder and CEO of UMG Group, one of the largest companies in Myanmar with more than 5,000 employees and the largest producer and distributor of agricultural tractor equipment.

  • 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.

  • Ms. Anna Harlina Manager of incubator, Center for Innovation, LIPI

    Ms. Anna Harlina is a Coordinator of Technology Incubation Center for The Utilization and Innovation Science and Technology. Center for The Utilization and Innovation Science and Technology is one of work units which in charge of managing Intelectuall Property, incubation and transfer technology. Technology Incubator is one of function from Center for The Utilization and Innovation Science and Technology. We have some utilities to facilitate MSME and start-up.

  • Mr. Hussien bin SulaimanProgram Head of Innovation Factory

    Since graduating from NUS in 2012, Hussein had entrenched himself in the local startup scene, by joining BeMyGuest.Travel (2012), LAZADA Singapore (2014) and Zilingo (2016). Zilingo aside, he was among the pioneers of the respective companies since their inception. Bitten by the startup bug, Hussein now continues contributing to the scene via BLOCK71 Indonesia, as the Programme Head, spearheading several initiatives and guiding startups both locally and in the region.

  • Ms. Shanti ShamdasaniFounder & CEO, S. ASEAN International Advocacy & Consultancy (SAIAC)

    Ms. Shanti Shamdasani is the founder & CEO of S. ASEAN International Advocacy & Consultancy, a strategic public policy & government affairs firm specializing in matters related to policy shaping, regulations, investments, market entry, public private partnership, government outreach, funding & projects management. Ms. Shamdasani has provided consultations & formed advisory panels that lead US, EU, China & Korean businesses engagement with senior government officials on market entry & addressing entry barriers. She also created the ASEAN CEO Think Tank Working Group consisting of Top Regional CEO’s of MNC’s & continue to provide consultations to Business Leaders in the region on market penetration, barriers & policy directions. Ms. Shamdasani has spent 17 years working for large US & European MNC’s including 10 years with Pfizer & 5 years with Johnson & Johnson, which includes 3 years with DHL, all at a Senior Regional Director positions working in 4 different countries. Ms. Shamdasani has been widely recognized as one of the strongest proponents of forging ties between ASEAN & its investing partners.

Below are the Finalists for 2021 Season

  • Pitech System (PT.Sistem Cerdas Bermanfaat)

    Pitech System, AI Powered Smart Chicken Farming

  • Crop Hero

    Smart Farming Solution

  • Amalose Indonesia

    Fermented honey beverage (Amalose) to reduce postprandial blood glucose

  • Ellite

    Health and Environment

  • Greenie Indonesia

    Sustainable Furniture and Tableware from Arecanut Leaf Sheath and Purun Grass


    Automatic Sterilization Robot for Mosque Floors

  • Lucent Team

    Telerehabilitation for Physiotherapy

  • Biergo

    Compact cast

  • Perio_team

    Guided tissue/bone regenerative membrane