Devmalya Sarkar

Manager, INDIA 

A researcher and bioengineer by training, Devmalya’s passion for identifying unmet needs and creating simple, empathic, and effective solutions that improve lives has underlined his pursuits in healthcare. His work has spanned a spectrum of needs across sleep apnea, respiratory distress, hearing impairment, diabetes, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, medical imaging, dental health, and cerebral palsy.

Working across cultural, functional, and organizational settings, Dev has acquired numerous competencies across research, innovation, technical, sales and marketing domains. Over the course of his career he has been able to develop strong skills in ethnography, product design and development, and stakeholder management. Dev’s eclectic mix of experiences in healthcare enables him to bring a unique perspective; something that has helped both startup and multinational organizations advance improvements in health while identifying new business opportunities and key areas for growth. His research contributions have also been acknowledged at conferences on health sciences, medical technology, physiology, and experimental biology across the US, UK, and India.

Dev’s interests comprise design thinking in healthcare innovation, design and development, strategy and implementation of high-impact and affordable healthcare solutions. Most recently, these have been underlined by a strong appreciation for frugal innovation. He loves disassembling problems and finding answers to the ‘IS, CAN and WILL’ while architecting solutions at the intersection of clinical, technical, design, and business aspects.

Dev holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Manipal University, and a master’s degree in biomechanics from the University of Manchester, where he graduated summa cum laude. He was also amongst the top 0.2% of applicants to be inducted into the Stanford India Bio design Programme and is a certified bio designer.

When he’s not working, Dev spends his time indulging in movies, science fiction, perfecting the moonwalk, and popularizing freestyle dancing.