TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in Thailand 2023

Discovering and nurturing Real Tech seeds
and entrepreneurs in Thailand
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 THAILAND 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
Grand Winner: 50,000 Baht
Corporate Awards: 30,000 Baht (Several of them)
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 Thailand 2023
KMUTT KX (110/1 Thanon krung Thon Buri, Bang Lamphu Lang, Thon Buri, Bangkok, Thailand 10600)
Date & Time
2023/7/22 (Sat)13:00-18:00 in Thailand 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
@Thailand Time
Opening Ceremony
Finalist Prensetions
Judging, Lightning talks & Panel
Awards & Closing
  • Mr. Shohei Maekawa
    Director, Leave a Nest Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Mr. Shohei Maekawa
    Mr. Maekawa is the President of Leave a Nest UK. He was born in the USA and raised in Europe. He studied Zoology for his undergraduate degree and Evolutionary Anthropology for his postgraduate degree, both at University College London. With experience abroad and passion towards advancement of science and technology, he joined Leave a Nest in 2013. He became the Director of Leave a Nest Singapore Pte. Ltd. from May 1st 2019 with the vision to interconnect various industry partners for global development.
  • Mr. Narusan Dhanvarjor
    Acting CEO and Head of Investment,InnoSpace Thailand.
    Mr. Narusan Dhanvarjor
    Narusan Dhanvarjor is currently an Acting CEO of InnoSpace (Thailand) and head of investment. InnoSpace (Thailand) is venture capital with 16 LPs from different sectors in SET and focuses on early-stage deep tech investment in Thailand to help develop startup ecosystem. Prior to join InnoSpace (Thailand) Narusan experienced in Banking, and retail industry then spent 7 years in Management consulting firm in Thailand took care of financial and state-owned enterprise in strategy and operation management before allocated to manage PE firm to invest in Innovation Driven Enterprise (IDE). Narusan joined innospace (Thailand) for 3 years as head of investment to design investment thesis, WOP, and invested 17 startups with 1 exit (as of June 2023).
  • Dr. Patrachart Komolkiti
    CEO,KX Knowledge Exchange
    Dr. Patrachart Komolkiti
    Patrachart Komolkiti received his Bachelor's degree from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1997, his Master's degree from Northwestern University, USA, in 1998, and his Doctoral degree from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, in 2011, all in Electrical Engineering. From 2003 to 2016, he was a faculty member in the department of Computer Engineering, Assumption University, where he also served as the department chairperson. From 2016 to 2017, he joined the Smart Mobility Project by the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University. From 2018 to 2022, he served as director of the Learning Innovation Center and acting director of the Office of Academic Affairs, Chulalongkorn University. He is currently the CEO of KX, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi. He is also the Chair of eLearning Forum Asia.
  • Mr. Suebsit Sarntisart
    Associate Director,Global Business Synergy Department, Bank of Ayudhya PCL.
    Mr. Suebsit Sarntisart
    Mr.Suebsit is an expert in Japan-ASEAN Business Development & Investment, International Business Partnership & Acquisition, including Investment in ASEAN Startup. Throughout the experience of over 10 years in the specific field, Mr.Suebsit have been supporting over 600 companies of Global Conglomerates & SMEs including public entities on its expansion. Mr.Suebsit is currently an Associate Director of Global Business Synergy at the Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited which is a subsidiary of MUFG Bank, the World’s 4th largest Financial Group and Japan’s largest Financial Group. He is also the host of ‘Japan-ASEAN Startup Business Matching Fair’, the largest Startup Business Matching Fair in ASEAN.
  • Ms. Pitcharee Keeratithakul
    Senior Innovation Developer,National Innovation Agency.
    Ms. Pitcharee Keeratithakul
    Graduated from Stanford University with Master of Science in Environmental and Energy Engineering, Ms. Pitcharee Keeratithakul has been working as Innovation developer of National Innovation Agency (Public Organization) under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand for 5 years. She has been undertaking a facilitating role in international collaborative innovation projects including biochemical industries, alternative energy from agricultural waste, automation in manufacturing industries in Thailand and supporting the promotion of startup business in Thailand in collaboration with international agency and organization by building of startup ecosystem and support mechanism.
  • Mr. Chalermpol Tuchinda
    CEO,Nastda Holding Co.Ltd.
    Mr. Chalermpol Tuchinda
    Chalermpol Tuchinda is the CEO of Nastda Holding Company Limited, a 100% subsidiary of the National Science and Technology Development Agency focused on investing in early-stage deep-tech startups. He has co-founded three companies and was instrumental in establishing Reuters Software Thailand Limited. With expertise in Digital Electronics, ICT, and Business, Chalermpol possesses extensive experience in the regional startup and technology ecosystem. He has provided valuable guidance to numerous tech startups and SMEs throughout his career.
  • Ms. Ratchanee Fab Teepprasan
    Director, Deeptech Innovation Advisor, TDPK
    Ms. Ratchanee Fab Teepprasan
    Ratchanee is a Deeptech Innovation Advisor at TDPK(True Digital Park) , responsible for ecosystem partnership and strategic plan for group R&D and innovation including digital transformation. She supports TDPK to expand its mission of Tech Startup Hub for Digital to also include DeepTech and Sciences domains. She focuses on lifesciences, health & food tech and plant agritech with the mission to develop new S-Curve and transform CP into a tech company. She helps business units find right startups, research partners and facilitates crucial stage of collaboration. She works alongside CVC team to evaluate investment opportunities. She graduated with a bachelor degree of Computer Engineering from Chulalongkorn University and master degree of IT Engineering from Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan. Ratchanee is passionate about science communication and is currently planning to do a public outreach initiative to bring researches out from labs and to connect scientists to people at large.
  • Mr. Norio Asahara
    Regional R&D Director, Ezaki Glico Co. Ltd.
    Mr. Norio Asahara
    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.Kenji Minefuji
    Manager at Business Innovation Group & ME Innovation Fund, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Mr.Kenji Minefuji
    Kenji Minefuji has led various open innovation activities with his business strategy and venture finance expertise. Since 2016, he has provided hands-on support for many startups in over 10 countries as a mentor. During his communication with startups, he developed novel collaboration schemes/concepts between startups and multinational corporations. He started his career as a research scientist of optical communication technology at the Information Technology R&D Center. In his mid-career, he planned the R & D strategy of the R&D center, and was in charge of resource allocation and project management, too. His deep understanding and experience of both cutting edge science & technology and business strategy made him launch unique open innovation activities with startups at the Center for Future Innovation. He plays a key role in running “ME Innovation Fund” established as a CVC fund in 2022.
  • 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.
  • Cleantech and Beyond
    Developing and deploying sustainable digital temperature indicators  that make a positive impact on the world.

    Developing and deploying sustainable digital temperature indicators that make a positive impact on the world.

  • Plant Origin
    Egg alternative made with rice bran protein.

    Egg alternative made with rice bran protein.

  • FooDIYPhage Technology
    Texture-modified ready-to-use premix.

    Texture-modified ready-to-use premix.

  • Blue Oak
    Non-wearable Fall Detection Smart Home IoT for Ageing Society

    Non-wearable Fall Detection Smart Home IoT for Ageing Society

  • Therapeutic Antibody
    Therapeutic Antibody against Dengue virus

    Therapeutic Antibody against Dengue virus

  • Suratec
    Healthcare Predictive.

    Healthcare Predictive.

  • CrystalLyte
    Diamond from the sky with green technology.

    Diamond from the sky with green technology.

  • FleXARs
    Marine antifouling and antibacterial film.

    Marine antifouling and antibacterial film.

  • KIT-WISe
    Net Zero Electrification in a Chip.

    Net Zero Electrification in a Chip.

Team Theme Representative
CiiMAV All in One UAV. ChinnapatTHIPYOPAS
KomilO Smart Estrus Detection Solution for Dairy Cows Rardchawadee Silapunt
OverDaBlue A novel mood-support drink/gummies based on algal extract Panwong Kuntanawat
RST Robotics Robotics and Automation Solution Specialist Intouch Anupunswang
SPIKE Customizable Microneedle Fabrics for Transdermal Delivery and Transmission Paisan Khanchaitit
Yeast Innovation Chabucha Super-drink Wiwan Samakkarn