Alok Medikepura Anil


Alok Medikepura Anil is an Entrepreneur focussed on bringing about change in his fields of interest – Industry 4.0 with a focus on 3D Printing, SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Alok’s company, Next Big Innovation Labs (, has built India’s first commercial 3D Bioprinter. A Made-In-India product, helping create 3D Bioprinted skin within the lab. The short-term goal is to empower the cosmetic and FMCG R&D community with viable alternatives to animal testing. The long-term goal is to explore clinical applications for 3D Bioprinted skin and empower other researchers with our proprietary 3D Bioprinting technology. The company aims to collectively work towards creating organs in the lab and one day making the world free of organ transplant wait lists. The company is funded by various grants from Indian central and state governments, Lockheed Martin and TATA Trusts. The team is on a mission to build an impactful Made-In-India product, for the benefit of the worldwide healthcare community.

The world is seeing fast change in the workplace as technology takes over jobs and humans find themselves with the urgent need to reskill and upskill, to stay relevant in this era of the fourth industrial revolution. Alok is initiating conversations between government – industry – academia and educating young fellow Indians with the knowledge they need about Industry 4.0 and how it will impact the jobs of tomorrow. Autodesk’s Future of Making Things – India Virtual Conference, Re-imagining the future of employment conference at Infosys, Global Shapers Bangalore Healthcare Summit on Disruptive Healthcare Innovations for the World and efforts to enable STEAM based out of classroom learning at Rural Indian schools; are some of the current and recent projects Alok is associated with, towards helping meet SDG #9 – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Previous speaking opportunities / articles

Future of Health and Industry 4.0 panel at Carnegie Mellon University – ;

WEF India Economic Summit 2017– Conducted Session on 3D Print Your Heart Out ;

I have conducted multiple meet the leader events with Global Shapers Bangalore – ;

have organized a healthcare summit in consultation with Centre for fourth Industrial Revolution, San Francisco – ;

was invited for roundtable discussions held by Lockheed Martin and FICCI during recently conducted Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2017), co-hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump – ;

I was part of a Department of Science and Technology led delegation to the USA to learn from the startup and innovation ecosystem in Boston and Washington DC – ;

Articles for The World Economic Forum – ;

Speaking at Carnegie Mellon University’s Future of Jobs India Summit – ;

Speaking at Autodesk’s vitual India conference on 3D Bioprinting and the future of work in the sector of 3D Printing –  (Talk begins at 1:03:20)

Advisor to India-Swiss Future Leaders Forum on Industry 4.0. Speaker at their Healthcare focused India – Swiss partnership building event at Bern, Switzerland –

Panelist at Digital Innovation Dialogue – Embassy of Switzerland, Delhi –

Co-leading an initiative to promote discussions around the world, on the topic of Future of Work –


– Industry 4.0
– Innovation and Entrepreneurship
– Future of Work