Since 2012, Leave a Nest group has been hosting Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference, where people from academia, large corporations, startups, super factories, educational institutions, and local governments have gathered to create new knowledge and seeds of new innovations. The overseas expansion began in 2019 to Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. In Tokyo, we normally invite oversea guests physically but from this year in 2021 due to travel limitations by COVID-19 situation, we will open these opportunities via online broadcasting. Some of the english sessions on 5th March (Friday) will be available for listeners from any part of the world. Kindly mark your calendars and get connected on this knowledge creation platform at our conference! Here is an announcement of one of the sessions on the day.
5th March, JST14:00-15:00 : Harnessing the power of Japanese deep tech startups for Philippine issues
The Philippines, a developing country in Southeast Asia, with its accelerating economic growth is a country that economists around the world realize the importance for the future world economy. With the rapid economic growth comes inevitable challenges and issues. As a country who has also been through similar challenges in the era of rapid economic growth, Japan has technologies which may be useful for the Philippines. To achieve Advancing Science and Technology for Global Happiness, Japan hopes to solve these issues and bring about new industries by sharing knowledge and technologies accumulated by working together with people of the Philippines. In this session, we will present the current state of science and technology in the Philippines, issues particularly related to agriculture and environment, and lastly introduce two Japanese startups that are trying to tackle these issues by expansion into the country.
■ Session title : Harnessing the power of Japanese deep tech startups for Philippine issues
■ Date and time : JST 14:00-15:00, 5th March (Friday) 2021
■ Registration : https://id.lne.st/project/hic2020_ticket/regist/basic_info/1
Jose I.C. Laquian
Embassy of the Philippines in Tokyo
Jose `Pit` Laquian is a member of the Philippine Department of Agriculture – Foreign Agriculture Service Corps. He served as attaché to the European Union including representation to its 28 member states and special assignments to Turkey and the Eurasian Economic Community from 2010 – 2019. Prior to his posting in Japan in November 2020, he served at the Office of the Secretary – Chief of Staff as special assistant for the conceptualization and development of the Agro-Industrial Business Corridor program among others of the Department. As head of the Philippine Agricultural Office in Japan, he is tasked to enhance bilateral relations, promote trade and investment including sustainability in agriculture, and tap knowledge, expertise and innovative and smart technology in developing further agriculture in the Philippines.
Co-founder / CEO
Galdieria, Co. Ltd
MBA, Keio Business School. Exchange student to the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Member of MENSA Japan. Started his business career as a management consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton in Tokyo and then moved to Silicon Valley to bridge startups in the US and corporations in Japan/Asia. After spending six years in the US, moved back to Tokyo in 2000 and founded Realcom, an enterprise software company which did an IPO in 2007 in TSE Mothers. In 2013, founded Tenex, a consulting, incubation, and investment company to assist startups including Ory Laboratory and Aub, Inc. Founded Galdieria with partners in 2015 and assumed CEO role since 2017.
Polar Star Space Inc.
Born in 1968 in Tokyo. Learned Design at NY Parsons. After returning to Japan, worked for an advertising agency, and then worked for the Japanese subsidiary of British company Interbrand where he was engaged in corporate branding. In 2002, transferred to Dentsu Group. In 2007, worked at 20th Century Fox to do movie marketing. In 2009, participated in the founding of a startup venture within Dentsu, after which he was promoted as a founding director. In 2018, was involved with Polar Star Space, particularly with the promotion of international sales. In 2019, was also involved with a drone startup venture from MIT. In 2019, inaugurated a research project for hydrogen-powered drones. Currently in charge of International Business Development for Polar Star Space.
Dr. Yevgeny Aster Dulla
Frontier Development Div.
Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.
Yev was born and raised in Iloilo City, Philippines. He graduated with a degree in BS Chemistry from the University of the Philippines – Visayas, after which he worked as an instructor at the University of the Philippines – Manila. He came to Japan in 2013 to pursue graduate studies through the HIGO Program of Kumamoto University, and acquired his Masters in Health Life Sciences in 2015 and his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2018. He worked at a business consultancy company in Tokyo in 2019 to help bring biotechnology and medical companies from abroad into Japan. In 2020, he joined Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. and is currently under the Frontier Development Division. He is also a Balik Scientist Awardee for 2021, and will be leading Leave a Nest Group’s Philippine team from this year.
Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. (Nami Akinaga)