We Build for the Future

Here’s a look into our journey over the last few years and what drives us to innovate for the future


Diversity drives innovation and this is at the core of what we do as we design and develop breakthrough products. Meet the team that makes this all happen

Piyush Padmanabhan

Co-CEO | Co-Founder

Piyush is a Biotech graduate from VIT University and brings in his sales and marketing experience from Biocon and Roche, working in the Renal Transplantation segment. Piyush brings in his pharmaceutical experience to build products specific to the current market needs.

Pooja Venkatesh

Co-CEO | Co-Founder

Pooja is a Masters graduate in management specialising in strategy from CASS Business School, London, with a Bachelor’s degree in biotechnology. She oversees the research activities at NBIL. Pooja brings a perfect blend of business acumen and technical expertise to the NBIL team.

Alok Medikepura Anil


Alok is a World Economic Forum 3D Printing Expert Network member and Global Shaper. Having used 3D printers in a whole range of applications ranging from Automotive to Aerospace Applications, Alok & the NBIL team are working towards disrupting the 3D Healthcare sector.

Ratandeep Singh Bansal


A graduate from IIIT Jabalpur and a dropout from USC, Ratan has worked with unique engineering applications at Amada Co. Japan and later co-founded Next Big Innovation Labs with Alok at Stanford Ignite. Ratan brings his diverse experience in the field of design & automation to the team.

Vignesh Gurusamy

Head – Engineering R&D

Amrit Raj

Head – Bioprinting R&D

Anubha Mehra

Sr. Executive

Dr. Lekshmi Krishna

Sr. Scientist

Dr. Dhaval Kedaria

Sr. Scientist

Chriswin Saimon

Jr. Scientist

Ankita Gupta

Jr. Engineer

Pooja Gopichandran


Sai Ram Reddy C

Sr. Project Engineer

Reddy Vidya

Jr. Engineer

Pooja Narayanan

Biomaterial Scientist

Anish Anil

Consultant – Next Big Learning



Next Big Innovation Labs was founded in May 2016 in Bengaluru with a goal to push the boundaries of 3D Bioprinting technology​

Startup India

Next Big Innovation Labs is recognised under the startup India scheme in October 2016​

Startup K'taka

Next Big Innovation Labs is recognised under the Startup Karnataka scheme in November 2016​


Next Big Innovation Labs is chosen to be incubated at Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre in January 2017​

Trinity Awards

Next Big Innovation Labs adjudged as the best upcoming startup at Trinity Media Awards in February 2017​


NBIL recipients of the Idea2POC Grant by the Government of Karnataka in May 2017​

IIGP 2.0 Grant

NBIL recipients of the India Innovation Growth Program 2.0 grant from the DST (Central Govt), Tata Trusts and Lockheed Martin in August 2017​

GES 2017

NBIL wins the golden ticket for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in November 2017​

Autodesk Uni

NBIL team chosen to showcase its tech at Autodesk University's flagship event at Bengaluru in December 2017


NBIL are recipients of the Biotech Ignition Grant under the BIRAC Funding program in December 2017​

BioAsia 2018

NBIL adjudged the top startup at BioAsia 2018 in February 2018

FINE 2018

NBIL showcases technology at Festival for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Rashtrapathi Bhavan at New Delhi in March 2018


NBIL sets up Business Offices in Germany in August 2018

BTS 2018

NBIL Team launches Trivima at Bengaluru Tech Summit and adjudged Top Exhibitor in December 2018


NBIL selected into Merck's Accelerator Program at Darmstadt, Germany in December 2018


NBIL granted technology patent for precision bioprinting technology in August 2019


NBIL granted technology patent for precision temperature control technology in October 2019


NBIL enters late stage R&D for it's first Bioprinted Product - Innoskin® HE in March 2020


NBIL granted process patent for the process of 3D Bioprinting tissues in September 2020


NBIL commences the first batch for Next Big Learning in October 2020