Leave A Nest Philippines visited the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) to check the facilities and incubation spaces of the University and to discuss projects and collaborations, on March 15.
Leave A Nest is composed of researchers and people who aim to connect specific sectors of society involved in science and technology to accelerate development. Their visit to UPV is part of their forestry and aquaculture investigation.
Together with some of UPV’s institute directors and staff, the group toured the School of Technology (SOTECH), the Regional Research Center (RRC) and Philippine Genome Center (PGC) - Visayas, the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences - Institute of Aquaculture (IA), the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (NIMBB), and the Coastline 5023: UPV-DOST Fisheries Technology and Business Incubator (FTBI), during their visit.
The visiting group was composed of Dr. Yukihiro Maru, Leave A Nest Group founder and chief executive officer (CEO); Dr. Yuko Ueno, Leave A Nest Philippines director; Mr. Ludhovik Luiz Madrid of the Research Development Division; and Ms. Naho Yashiro, founder and CEO of the Japanese aquaculture startup Mixlinkx.
Before the tour, they gave an orientation to UPV officials headed by Vice Chancellor for Administration John Lorenz Belanio; Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Harold Monteclaro; Dr. Carmelo Del Castillo, NIMBB Director; Dr. Rex Ferdinand Traifalgar, IA Director; and Information and Publications Office Director Gerthrode Charlotte Tan-Mabilog, during their courtesy visit at the Office of the Chancellor.
The group was able to see researchers and students conduct experiments during their visit to the facilities.
Their visit to Coastline 5023 FTBI, represented by Project Leader Milyn Leghid and UPV Researcher and startup founder Soledad Garibay, allowed discussions for future collaborations.
Leave a Nest was founded in Japan in 2002 with the vision of “Advancing Science and Technology for Global Happiness.” Its headquarters is in Japan and has subsidiaries in Singapore, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, and America.
Its office in the Philippines is headed by its managing director, Dr. Yevgeny Aster Dulla, an alumnus of UPV who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry.