TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in Malaysia 2023

Discovering and nurturing Real Tech seeds
and entrepreneurs in Malaysia
At universities, research institutes, and corporate laboratories, the "seeds" of science and technology are being born, and it takes a lot of time and effort before they sprout into practical applications. The "TECH PLANTER" organized by Leave a Nest with its partner companies is an ecosystem that aims to discover these seeds and serve as a planter to turn them into businesses. Our program in MALAYSIA aimed at discovering and nurturing Real Tech seeds and entrepreneurs.
  • Early stage startups and pre-startup researchers’ team or individual in Real Tech Field
  • Mature startups or SMEs seeking collaborators are also welcome, even if they are close to mass production or PMF establishment.
  • Visionaries that aim to change the world and/or their own country to a better place based on the science and tech based seeds
  • Those who are interested in the Japanese market or collaboration with Japanese corporations.
Categories of the TECH
Manufacturing, robotics, IoT, AI, agri-tech, bio-tech, healthcare, med-tech, food-tech, care-tech, marine-tech, ecotech, and etc.
Application Period
2023/1/13 (Fri)~2023/5/19 (Fri)
Judging Criteria
A panel of judges consisting of Leave a Nest and its partners will evaluate each of the following items.
  1. 01NOVELTY
  3. 03IMPACT TO
  4. 04PASSION
The Grand Winner: 7,000 MYR
Corporate Awards: 4,000 MYR
Global Partners
Local Partners
  1. ASSET01Leave a Nest Communicator
  2. ASSET02Japanese Partner Companies
  3. ASSET03Local Partners
  4. ASSET04Super Factory Group
  1. SUPPORT01Organizing the vision your business
  2. SUPPORT02Brushing up your presentation
  3. SUPPORT03Opportunities for collaboration with Japanese corporates
  4. SUPPORT04Support for R&D and prototype development
  5. SUPPORT05Support for Knowledge and IP Strategies
  6. SUPPORT06Investment and support for finance
Name of the DEMO DAY
TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in Malaysia 2023
Resource Center, MRANTI Park, Bulatan Inovasi, Taman Teknologi Malaysia, 43300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Date & Time
2023/7/15 (Sat)09:30-14:30 in Malaysia Time
Application Period
2023/1/13 (Fri)~2023/5/19 (Fri)
Eligible Participants
Closed, pre-registration required (finalists, partner companies, local supporters)
Leave a Nest
@Malaysia Time
Opening Ceremony
Finalist Presentations
Judging, Partner Presentations, Lightning Talks & Poster Exhibition
Awards & Closing
  • Mr. Abdul Hakim Sahidi
    Managing Director, Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
    Mr. Abdul Hakim Sahidi
    Mr. Abdul Hakim Bin Sahidi is one of the pioneer members at Leave A Nest Malaysia when he joined the company in 2016 and now established a strong passionate teams in the country. His passion is in business and technology advancement that could bring greater impacts to the society. He has been mentoring researchers and startups in Malaysia and Indonesia and bridging them with the right partners from local and Japan. His current mission is to nurture more technopreneurs in Malaysia and support the implementation of meaningful technologies to the society.
  • Ms. Khairul Mazwan
    Senior Manager,Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology & Innovation (MRANTI)
    Ms. Khairul Mazwan
    Ms. Khairul Mazwan serves as the connector between the Academia community and MRANTI. In this role, she actively engages with researchers and students at higher learning institutions and provides support for programs and initiatives aimed at accelerating the commercialization of innovation, inventions, and R&D projects. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University College London and an MBA from the International Islamic University Malaysia. With over 10 years of experience in youth entrepreneurship development programs, she has successfully organized national technopreneurship programs, commercialization and technopreneurship initiatives, business idea competitions, as well as entrepreneurship training and workshops.
  • Mr. Sid Fong
    Senior Investment Associate,NEXEA
    Mr. Sid Fong
    Mr. Sid graduated from Monash University Malaysia with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychological Science and Business (Finance). Soon after completing his studies, he joined NEXEA in 2019. During his tenure, Sid has evaluated over 4500 pitch decks from tech startups in the Southeast Asia region. He has been instrumental in originating over 15 deals and leading more than 20 deals, including two successful exits. With a deep understanding of the key factors for startup sustainability and growth, Sid provides valuable advice and guidance to startups across various domains, including key metrics, legal matters, fundraising, and shareholder relations. He actively participates in accelerator programs and facilitates meaningful connections between startups and corporates, fostering potential collaborations such as investments, acquisitions, and pilot projects.
  • Mr. Ir. Azril Hisham
    Chief Executive Officer,Boustead Technology Sdn. Bhd.
    Mr. Ir. Azril Hisham
    Mr. Azril, a Chartered Engineer (Engineering Council UK) and Professional Engineer (Malaysia Board of Engineers), is a visionary leader driving technology advancements in a conglomerate. With extensive experience across Oil & Gas, manufacturing, and consulting, his expertise is highly sought after. Starting in Aberdeen, Scotland, Mr. Azril spent 12 years at Shell in various roles, including Lead Electrical Engineer. Since joining PETRONAS in 2017, he has held key positions, notably as Head of Technical Intelligence, spearheading technology management and deployment across Upstream and Downstream operations. Specializing in startup initiatives, business transformation, expansion, and joint ventures, Mr. Azril's industry experience spans the North Sea, Gas Plants, Nuclear Power Plants, manufacturing plants in Shanghai, China, and LNG Plants in Egypt. His strategic insights and vast knowledge drive innovation within the conglomerate, positioning it for continued growth and success.
  • Mr. Omar Fateh
    Director of Investment,Khazanah Nasional Berhad
    Mr. Omar Fateh
    Mr. Omar Fateh is the Programme and Partnerships Director for the Future Malaysia Program, a Dana Impak initiative supporting the local venture capital ecosystem. Through collaborations with domestic and international venture capital managers and ecosystem players, the program aims to empower startups, entrepreneurs, and corporate venture programs. He began his career at Big 4 accounting firms in Kuala Lumpur and London, gaining experience in audit, financial modeling, and corporate finance. With 7 years as a private equity fund manager in Malaysia, he has expertise in direct investments and fund-of-fund investments. Additionally, he spent 2 years as a strategic financial advisor to a social enterprise specializing in sustainable palm oil for smallholders. During this time, he contributed to introducing regenerative agriculture practices for Malaysian smallholders. Mr. Fateh is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW) and holds a Degree and Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE).
  • Dr. Shigehito Ikushima
    Deputy General Manager,Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Dr. Shigehito Ikushima
    Dr. Shigehito Ikushima was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. He holds a degree in BS and MS from Osaka University, and in 2009, he received his Ph.D. in Agriculture from the University of Tokyo. With expertise in genetics, microbiology, and synthetic biology, he has served as a Manager in the business planning section and as a Research Scientist at Kirin Holdings Company. Currently, his primary focus lies in developing businesses in the field of HealthCare/HealthTech, leveraging the power of science. He is particularly interested in areas such as food ingredients, immune health, gut microbiome, and the prevention of lifestyle diseases. Shigehito Ikushima aims to utilize these keywords as foundations for innovative and impactful ventures in the healthcare industry.
  • Mr. Yasunari Sato
    Leader of Dermatological Research Group,ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Mr. Yasunari Sato
    Mr. Yasunari Sato has been working in the Research and Development division for 15 years, assuming various roles such as Seconded Researcher at The University of Tokyo, Development Planning Officer, and Leader of the Dermatological Research Group. Additionally, he holds a master's degree from the Business Project Design Graduate School. In addition to his main job, he is also involved in a side job related to science education.
  • Dr. Saranpal Singh
    Senior Researcher,Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre Pte. Ltd.
    Dr. Saranpal Singh
    With a background in cell and molecular biology, Dr. Saranpal is actively involved in ideating, planning, designing, and executing new bio-based R&D projects. He utilizes the materials, technologies, and know-how of the Mitsui Chemicals Group to drive innovation. By leveraging various innovation platforms, Dr. Saranpal collaborates closely with startups, universities, and industrial partners in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. Together, they address key unmet challenges and effectively translate and integrate their outcomes into the business domain of Mitsui Chemicals.
  • Mr. Louis Murayama
    Managing Director, Real Tech Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Mr. Louis Murayama
    Louis holds an M.Sc. from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and served as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in at the Jagiellonian University, Poland. Louis has advised companies on M&A, PMI, and TSR maximization, and created new businesses using deep learning at Boston Consulting Group and ACES. He now serves as Managing Director at Real Tech Holdings Singapore, where he provides strategic advice to deep-tech startups.
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