On May 15th 2021, Leave a Nest conducted the TECH PLAN DEMO DAY in the PHILIPPINES 2021. Similar to last year, the event was held completely online. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing contrary to everyone's expectations, Leave a Nest will not stop continuing to support deep tech researchers and startups around the world who are solving deep issues.
For this year's Demo Day, 9 finalists and 3 lightning talk speakers were chosen from 36 applications to pitch their core technology, business models, with a focus on the issues that they are addressing to our panel of judges from Leave a Nest Philippines, Mitsui Chemical Singapore R&D Pte. Ltd, Real-Tech Holdings Inc., Ebara Corporation, Nihon Unisys, Ltd., Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development, Bank of the Philippine Islands, QBO Innovation Hub / IdeaSpace, Startup Village, and Kwadra TBI. Finalists and lightning talk
We would like to express our sincere thanks to judges who have joined us this year for their feedback, interactions and enthusiasm, all of which have made the event a huge success. We also thank those who have given time to watch the event real-time via our internal broadcasting system.
This year's Demo Day has given different opportunities for a few chosen finalist teams. Anihan Technologies (AniTech), a team from De La Salle University, was crowned as the Grand Winner this year. AniTech is trying challenge issues in the agricultural sector, especially with regards to post-harvest agricultural loss. The team is trying to develop a sensor that measures gases within a closed compartment to detect premature ripening of certain fruits and also maybe vegetables.
Below is a summary of this year's winners:
1. Grand Winner
- Content: 3000 SGD cash prize, Participation in TECH PLANTER SOUTHEAST ASIA FINAL in Singapore 2021
- Winner: Anihan Technologies
- Theme: Smart Nanotech-Integrated Sensor System for Post-Harvest/Supply Chain Applications
Grand Winner AniTech's Gillian Santos (right) with DOST-PCIEERD's Executive Director Dr. Enrico Paringit (left)
2. Leave A Nest Award
- Content: Participation in TECH PLANTER SOUTHEAST ASIA FINAL in Singapore 2021
- Winner: PhilGari
- Theme: Ready-to-eat granulated cassava
Leave a Nest Award Winner PhilGari's Dr. Vivian Topor (right) with Leave a Nest Philippines' Managing Director Dr. Yev Dulla (left)
3. Mitsui Chemicals Award
- Content: 2,500SGD cash prize
- Team: Instalimb Solutions Philippines, Inc.
- Theme: Super low-cost 3D-printed prosthetics using AI for everyone in need
Mr. Masahito Yano from Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre, Pte. Ltd. (upper left) with Marielle Waniwan (upper right), Larry Larroza (lower left), and Yutaka Tokushima (lower right) of Instalimb Solutions Philippines, Inc.
Congratulations to all the winners!
We sincerely hope that all the technologies that are being developed by our hardworking scientists and venture teams will find their way to solve issues in society soon.
If you are interested in watching other Tech Plan Demo Days, the next one will be in Indonesia on May 29th 2021:
Stay safe and keep on solving world issues!
For more information or any inquiries or concerns, please send an email to Yev Dulla at [email protected].