Alok Medikepura Anil

8 Years

Personal Information

Alok Medikepura Anil is the Director of Next Big Innovation Labs (NBIL), a deep tech life sciences company focused on utilising its proprietary 3D Bioprinting platform to develop solutions such as 3D Bioprinted Skin, Organ-on-a-Chip, Clean Meat.

Alok is a member of the Global Shapers Community and WEF Expert Network. An engineer with strong knowledge and background of using technology to bridge people and enable a move towards a more socially inclusive society, where no one is left behind.

Alok, is co-lead for an official Global Shapers Project on Shaping The Future of Work (www.shapingthefutureofwork.com), that is mapping communities around the world, to understand skills gap and create an effective roadmap with reskilling and upskilling programs for our workforces to better prepare themselves to adapt to the changing needs at the workplace in the 4IR era.

Expertise – Exponential Technologies, Precision & Personalised Medicine, Tech For Social Good, Job creation, Inclusive Growth, SDG 8 & 9, 3D Printing.

Alok regularly contributes to the WEF Agenda on topics of both professional and personal interests


Talent Management
Community Engagement
Business Strategy
Change Management




Kectil's South East Asian Mentor | The Malmar Knowles Family Foundation,USA (2018)
HBX Online,Havard Business School (2016)
Atal Tinkering Labs,NITI Aayong, Govt of India(2018)

My Journey & My Experience


Summer Research Fellowship IIT - Bombay
Submitted Thesis on "Earthquake analysis and Seismic Behavior of Structures" to Prof. R.S.Jangid. Research Fellowship sponsored by Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc)


Completed Secondary School in in Chennai, India


Completed Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Awarded the Merit Medal 4 times for best academic performance; Recipient of D.S.Prakash Rao Memorial. Elected Representative of Civil Engineering Department for all-around excellence in a class of 62.


Post Graduate Diploma in Liberal Studies and Leadership
Young India Fellowship - Ashoka University, Delhi Chosen as HBX- Ashoka Fellow to pursue Harvard Business School's prestigious Credential of Readiness. Awarded the Samir Mehta Merit Scholarship as a full Tuition fee waiver


Manager, Growth & Business Development, India Learn With All Inc., USA
Initiated India’s partnerships to build a collaborative SAAS platform that enhances organizational flows of Non- Profits. Responsible for understanding Org. designs, business drivers & designing customer-specific solution framework. Advisory experience in designing and executing Change Management methodologies, Communication Strategies, and Technology Adoption


World Governance Expedition, USA
With 20 selected leaders, visited and studied USA's best Digital and Community Governance initiatives . Engaged in immersive simluations and interactions with MIT (J-PAL), Harvard's Kennedy School, & the like


Interim-Head WE-Hub (Women Entrepreneurs Hub)
Developed framework for India's first Govt supported Incubator, exclusively for Women Entrepreneurs. Collaborated with the State Innovation Cell., Academia, Corporate and Non-Profits to foster Innovation.


Kectil Youth Leadership Conference, Atlanta
Invited to take part as Kectil's South Asia Mentor to curate solutions for young leaders across the world. Published my paper as India's official and only entry for the Foundation Book's on "Females in Society

#MedsForMore update:
Our first consignment of approximately 6kgs of medicines has been handed over to our NGO partner @KHPT_BLR for segregation and distribution to those who need it the most.
A special shout-out to @deepikapadukone
for being so proactive with donations.


6 technologies that will impact world trade:

1 3D printing
2 Internet of Things
3 Autonomous robotics
4 5G wireless
5 Blockchain
6 AI (machine learning) http://wef.ch/3rnab3o

Shared my thoughts on 'Governing Goods on the Move' at the Global Technology Governance Summit organized by @wef.

Highlighted the importance of providing public goods and services at the citizens' fingertips rather than doorsteps.



When @NHSCOVID19app launched today, we came to know it needed 7 million users for it to be effective. http://Stepup.One Refugee team decided to create a video to encourage everyone to #download it. http://covid19.nhs.uk @NHSuk @Apple @Google @BBCNews @itvnews @SkyNews

It's been more than a year since we started our journey of reskilling refugees and finding them opportunities that pay. So far we have learned a thousand ways why some things did not work but we have also learned a few that worked like magic. One of them is @LumenFive videos.@wef

@alokmanil, Director, @nextbiglab in interview with @Anvitap21 talks about the starting journey & challenges, quandary of the lockdown, new innovations by the company in drug testing, future goals and more.


#3dbioprinting #3dbioprinters #drugtesting

Join us for a zoom webinar on ‘Discovering the New India’ as three INK Fellows join us to share their vision of the new India.

When: 1 Jul 2020, 2pm Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance: https://buff.ly/38fTn5r

@nextbiglab @alokmanil @lakshmipratury

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