21st July 2018
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
Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.
Founder of 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.
Glocalink is one of the unique initial seed investment companies in Japan. They help to network people and technology to create advancement of society for better world with greater value. Dr. Yutaka Kuroki is one of the directors for Glocalink. He is interested in supporting startups and business development.
Dr. Hong Bo has been part of the research group at Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre since 2012, where he focused on the ,? development of new healthcare products. Now he is responsible to create innovation through new combinations of MCI Group's knowledge with local needs, and explore new business opportunities from the perspectives of both pre-marketing and technology through collaborations with local partners.
Mr. Ishii has been working as a scientist at ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd. (Rohto) for 20 years of which he spent more than 10 years in the basic research and technology development for cosmetics applications in skincare and anti-aging. Another area of scientific research which he engaged in as his research challenge was in stem cell related research such as manufacturing process, cell specs, pre-clinical studies and research for understanding of Mode of Action (MOA).
Mr. Satoshi Yamanaka received his M.S. degree from Osaka City University. He specializes in Electrical Engineering. He had developed high quality picture technologies for Mitsubishi Electric products such as TV and Diamond Vision in Advanced Technology R&D Center for thirteen years. He moved to the department driving open innovation three years ago and exploring new technologies to upgrade their products and services for future market.
IHI Corporation is one of the leading engineering companies. IHI have wide range of business area such as Aero Engine, energy power plant, social infrastructures, turbo chargers and so on. IHI seeks to solve the various environmental, industrial, social, and energy related problems to "Realize your dreams" . Mr. Yamaguchi is General Manager of R&D Centre in IHI Asia Pacific, regional head quarter of IHI Corp., and responsible for R&D in the Asia Pacific Region.
With over 15 years of experience in precision engineering, Kelvin was the Executive Director of Focus-Tech Holding, leading shareholder of HDD component maker Seksun. He is also the CEO of FocusTech Ventures & founding partner of TNB Ventures, an early stage VC fund. An active angel investor & entrepreneur, Kelvin serves as Technical Advisor for National Research Foundation's Central Gap Fund and Accredited Mentor Partner under Enterprise Singapore's StartupSG Founder scheme.
Dr. Virginia Cha is a highly sought-after professor of innovation and entrepreneurship in Singapore with multiple appointments at Singapore's leading tertiary education institutions: Professor-in-Residence at Platform E (a member of SIM), Adjunct Professor at INSEAD, Adjunct Professor at NUS Business School and other adjunct appointments at SMART and Lean LaunchPad @Singapore.
Malcolm Chua is currently the head of incubation programme at lnnosparks-an ST Engineering Open Lab. Malcolm holds a Masters of Engineering(M.Eng) (1st Class) from Imperial College, London and is a CFA charter holder. Prior to this appointment, Malcolm was the founder of 2 start-ups and had over a decade of leadership and commercial experience across both aerospace and infrastructure sectors in both SM Es, Multi-Nationals and Government Agencies. Malcolm consults frequently for companies and is a highly regarded speaker, panelist and guest lecturer for various private and public organisations.
Anti-staining & highly transparent coatings for energy efficiency & aesthetics.
lndobot Ana mi Robot - a basic multi-functional education robot to reduce the level of game addiction in children
Sports aerial video delivery - utilizing computer vision, Al and loT with drones
Development of New Submerged Direct Contact Membrane Distillation (DCMD) Process
Plastic Heat Sink to Prevent Devices From Heat Related Failures
All Natural Innovative Functional Nutraceuticals
Development of a bioelectrochemical E. coli detector
iVET Pet Health Solution: a holistic healthcare system for pets
Project GATOR is an integrated joint sensor, with an enhanced ability to measure joint dynamics.
Al surgical robotics for Automated Needle Targeting
Biotransformation of tofu whey into fermented beverages
Plant based burger patties as fast food healthier alternative
N-MACom: Nano-Magnetic Adsorbent Composite
Development of fruit coating for shelf life extension of fresh fruits
Wetting and water-retaining agent to improve plant survivability