In order to help bring deep technologies into society, TECH PLANTER ASEAN has again started a new season this 2022, and the third Demo Day will be held in Singapore.
This year, 9 finalists out of 34 applications were selected to pitch and compete in the Demo Day for the title of “TECH PLANTER in Singapore 2022 Grand Winner”. The finalists will be coming together on-site to present the technologies they are developing with a passion to solve different deep issues that are encountered in the Philippines and even globally.
|Nuspace||Satellite based IoT connectivity for remote areas|
|Dravam||Quality Fueling Business|
|synectify||Crysalis- AI base decentralized model of using green energy|
|Wasna||Making cell cultures affordable.|
|Dietrics||Nanocellulose in Reduction of Fat Absorption|
|Amplefresh||Vertical Farming – Reinvented for Urban Cities|
|Stratificare||StratifiREY Radioembolization CDx|
|Haemetrics||Diagnostic platform for women's health|
|Reacto||Sustainable solution for the toughest to-treat industrial wastewater|
The finalists will be judged by representatives of government agencies, technology business incubators and companies from the Singapore and Japan.
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.
Dr. Anjali Shijo, Senior Manager, Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre, Pte. Ltd
The Mitsui Chemicals Group is constantly pursuing innovation and growth to be a chemical company with a strong global presence. Dr. Anjali has been part of the research group at Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre since 2009, with special focus on value creation in the biotechnology arena. In line with Mitsui Chemicals’ vision of creating innovative products and services that are in harmony with the society and environment, she is scouting for new business opportunities from the Asia Pacific region using open innovation platforms and partnerships with start-ups, companies and research institutes.
Kenji is Director of Real Tech Holdings Singapore and manages deep tech VC investments in the Southeast Asia region. Prior to his position, he has had over 10 years of experience in equity investments across Asia, US and Africa. He has served as Principal at TPTF, US-APAC tech VC, and as Deputy General Manager of the investment division for an international mining/materials company. He started his career as a co-founder of a startup in Japan as leading sales & marketing and finance functions. He earned his MBA from INSEAD and majored in nuclear engineering in the University of Tokyo.
Mr.Kenji Minefuji, Manager at Business innovation & DX Strategy Div., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
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.
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.
Ms. Miyuki Nakamura, Director of Global Business Division, BIPROGY Inc.
Joined BIPROGY Inc. in 2008. Since 2013, she has engaged in overseas business. From 2014 to 2015, she joined Singapore Rep. Office of BIPROGY USA, inc. (formerly NUL Systems Services Corporation), a group company of BIPROGY Inc. in US, as a representative for market research. After her returning to BIPROGY Inc., she is in charge of business planning in Southeast Asia, as a part of global business team.
Mr. Akiyori Fujiwara, Strategic Design Division, Rohto Pharmaceutical Co.,LTD.
Akiyori joined to Rohto as a formulator for cosmetics and quasi-drugs. Mainly responsible for sunscreen, deodorant products, lipstick, etc. From 2013 to 2018, he managed Rohto Indonesia R&D team as an R&D manager. After returning to Rohto Japan, he managed Global R&D division ,Development Planning division, and Skincare Development division. Now he is working for Strategic Design Division.
Mr Fabian Tan is the Counsellor (Commercial) at the Singapore Embassy in Tokyo and is also the Regional Director in the Northeast Asia and Oceania Group at the Enterprise Singapore (ESG). ESG is the government agency championing enterprise development. Fabian works with government agencies, trade associations and corporate partners to drive the internationalization of Singaporean companies in Japanese markets. He is also active in engaging Japanese incubators and accelerators, VC and PE funds to anchor their presence in Singapore, as part of building the Singaporean startup ecosystem. Fabian graduated with a BA in Economics (Honors) from the University of Chicago in the USA and an MPhil in Management from the University of Cambridge in the UK under the EDB Scholarship. He also completed Japanese civilisation studies at Kyoto University, under the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS). Fabian is fluent in Japanese and Korean, and has basic proficiency in German.
John Cheng is the 3rd generation family business owner of Cheng Yew Heng Candy Factory, a 74-year-old established sugar manufacturing company in Singapore. In 2008, he founded Innovate 360, a food innovation hub and Singapore’s first food incubator with facilities. Innovate 260 is recognized by APEC as a food technology partner in food security and by the Singapore Government. It is an Accredited Mentor Partner helping startups scale and go to market. John is also Chairperson of Feed 9 Billion, which co-launched the Good Food Startup Manual: Singapore Edition. He is entrepreneurship head of SMF’s Youth Committee, and EXCO of SCCI’s Youth Business Affairs Committee.
Anton Wibowo has more than 12 years of diverse business, management, and investment experience in the Singaporean biotechnology and agribusiness communities. As the operations director and former business development director at Biomax, an award-winning biotech company involved in recycling waste into fertilizer, Anton led the company’s technical and sales teams, served on the investment committee, and was a key contributor to a successful multi million fundraising effort involving institutional and individual investors. Today, Anton is CEO of the Trendlines Agrifood Innovation Centre (a subsidiary of The Trendlines Group), which manages the Singapore-based Trendlines Agrifood Fund and is responsible for the development of innovation-based agri food tech companies that improve the human condition.
ST Engineering Ventures is the corporate venture capital fund of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (“STE”). She is scouting for new business opportunities globally with technology start-ups that are developing new technologies or creating innovative solutions complementary to the STE Group’s strategic capabilities in high-growth areas, such as data analytics, cybersecurity, robotics, communications, IoT, cloud, autonomous technology and other emerging technologies.
In addition to the 9 finalists, 6 teams were selected to be Lightning Talk speakers on the Demo Day. They will be given the opportunity to pitch their technologies for 3 minutes outside of judging.
|Aliena||Accessible state-of-the-art Earth observation data through satellite from very-low-Earth-orbits (VLEO)|
|Sungreen H2||Novel high performance Alkaline and PEM electrolyser components and modular AEM electrolyser system.|
|Accupredict||Machines Run Forever-Wire less, more informative preventive maintenance|
|Nutculture||Using simple ingredients nutrients to provide healthy plant based food|
|Umami Foods||Sustainable seafood. Cultivated, not caught.|
|Vitality Foods||Aiming to improve muscle maintenance and reduce the risk of metabolic ailments in the elderly population.|
|May 28, 2022 | 13:00 – 18:00 (SGT/MYT/PHT, +1 for JPT)|
|The Meeting Point, 73B Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139966.|
(in SGT/MYT/PHT; +1 for JPT)
|12:30 – 13:00||Registration|
|13:00 – 13:30||Opening Ceremony||Opening Remarks
Introduction of Judges and Criteria
|13:30 – 14:20||Presentation Round 1
|7 minute Presentation +
5 minute Q&A per team
|14:20 – 14:30||10-minute break|
|14:30 – 15:20||Presentation Round 2
|7 minute Presentation +
5 minute Q&A per team
|15:20 – 15:30||10-minute break|
|15:30 – 16:20||Presentation Round 3
|7 minute Presentation +
5 minute Q&A per team
|16:20 – 16:30||10-minute break|
|16:30 – 17:30||Judging Time||Lightning Talk &
for Lightning Talk;
|17:30 – 18:00||Awarding & Closing Ceremony|
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For any inquiries about TECH PLANTER DEMO DAY in Singapore 2022, please contact: [email protected] (attention Siva or Ravi)