Delivering the true alternative to world's one billion adult smokers



Next Vape (Technology) Co. Ltd. is a JV between Shunya Labs Pvt. Ltd., India and Salt Labs Pvt. Ltd., China. While Shunya Labs has expertise in Product Research & Development of Electronic Consumer Goods and Medical Devices, Salt Labs is an emerging player in Vaping Industry through its brand EVOVE. Next Vape is established to carry out fundamental research and development of next generation Liquid Vapor Products, in particular mouth-to-lung vaporizers. 

Our multidisciplinary, experienced and decentralised team specializes in integrating: 

  • domain expertise in Tobacco & Vaping Industry (cumulative experience - 37 years)

  • scientific exploration at research institutes and material development centres 

  • cutting-edge technology potential of Chinese manufacturing eco-system 



The global Liquid Vapour Product (LVP) industry is pegged at $11.5 billion; comparatively insignificant to the $700 billion cigarette industry (2017). However, LVPs have started gaining cautiously optimistic stakeholder endorsement as a safer mode of nicotine delivery.


Though the LVP technology has constantly evolved since 2006; significant technological gaps still exist. The roots of LVP mass manufacturing are traced back to the electronics industry which, unfortunately, lacks the scientific understanding of liquid-vapour phase change, aerosol particle size distribution, biological nicotine absorption, smoker’s psychological virtues and puffing behaviour. 


At Next Vape, our design and development efforts comprehend e-liquid, device and liquid-device interaction as an integrated system. Hundreds of lab experiments and subsequent focussed group consumer interactions have provided us a profound understanding of design parameters and its impact on product performance and consumer satisfaction. Our young team dreams to advance the LVP industry to the next level and thereby, make a positive difference in the lives of world’s billion smokers.


We believe; David can beat Goliath!!!



US FDA and EU TPD are indicating a regulatory shift towards lower nicotine levels. One of our key R&D objectives is to enhance delivery efficiency at low nicotine concentration (20 mg/ml, the EU TPD limit for consumer LVPs).

Nicotine Delivery 

Consistent user experience is a qualifier for successful consumer brand. Our product design & development efforts are aimed at delivering consistent vapour volume, flavour perception, nicotine delivery and device functioning.


Automated assembly is an important criterion to enable mass manufacturing with consistent quality and lower costs. Our product design considers automatic manufacturability as an important guiding principle.





Deeply interested in science and technology, Hitesh did his graduation & post-graduation from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He carries over 12 years of experience in tobacco and vaping industry. After working at leadership position with an Indian tobacco major for over a decade, Hitesh founded Next VapeShunya Labs.

Founder & CEO


If we have to describe James in one word, its Versatility. His 18 years of work experience spans from sales & marketing to production / project management to supply-chain to business development to IT. James can read and write five global languages. Not to forget, he was a senior business development manager at one of the top e-cigarette manufacturer for six years.

General Manager


Bill's ability to think holistically and his penchant for precision is what makes him an invaluable asset of our team. Like many deep thinkers, Bill is a bit crazy; working at odd hours and iterating endlessly comes naturally to him. He is our go-to man for actualisation of any innovative idea.

Lead Mechanical Designer

Chief Scientist- Chemistry

University gold medalist in M.Sc. Chemistry, Mr. Prasad is the senior-most member of our team. He carries with him 36+ years of profound experience in chemistry research wherein he authored numerous research papers, incubated multiple innovation projects and  mentored many young scientists. 


Head- Designs & Creatives

Youngest member of our team, Madhvi is a live-wire at work-place. During her 9 years association with digital creative space, she contributed to post-production visual effects of many successful Hollywood movies and has anchored branding & marketing plans for many successful consumer goods products.


Head- Electronics R&D

Nilesh leads our electronics team for hardware and software development of next-generation products. His 17+ years of industrial and academic experience is an ocean of knowledge. Apart from being conceptually strong, Nilesh has a unique ability to train young engineers and to foster innovation spirit. 



Samuel is associated with the vaping industry since 2012 and is one the most cited Key Opinion Leader in the Chinese vape circle. After handling senior sales position with the largest e-liquid supplier in the world, Samuel co-founded a successful e-liquid company. Later, he moved on to start his latest venture- Salt Labs. 

Founder & CEO


An avid sportsperson & gymmer, Ben transfers his energy to the workplace. Before joining vape industry, Ben's career revolved around international sales and marketing with top mobile companies. He brings unique perspective to our team and almost single-handedly handles our brand portfolio.

Head- Marketing & Sales


Though Chemical Engineer by graduation, Leo's passion is to innovate new design concepts for the vaping devices. During his 7 years association with the vape industry, Leo has created remarkable unique mechanical designs (some of which are patented). No wonder, his colleagues and friends call him Scientist

Chief Technologist



Shenzhen Next Vape (Technology) Co. Ltd.

 C201, 4th Floor, Block 23,

Street Kezhi Xi Road, Nanshan, Shenzhen

P. R. China, 518057

Phone: +86 139 2848 1927