Devmalya Sarkar

Doctoral Student

Devmalya is an innovation strategist and open innovation enabler in health-tech and digital health, passionate about identifying and solving for unmet health and care needs.


A proponent of meaningful, inclusive, and socially-integrable innovation, Dev’s work over the last decade has focussed on designing and delivering user/patient-centred products, services, and ecosystem initiatives spanning diverse clinical needs for global corporations, start-ups, innovation labs, and venture acceleration groups across India, the US, and the UK. He invented India’s first preventive solution addressing cumulative stress disorders in clinicians whilst his work on business model innovation in diabetes was integrated into India’s largest home healthcare firm’s service delivery model.


As a member of IfM’s Centre for Technology Management, Dev’s doctoral research—guided by Professor Tim Minshall and generously supported by the Cambridge Trust, Research and Development Management Association (RADMA), and Trinity-Henry Barlow (honourary) scholarships—focusses on investigating the key issues that enable or prevent effective user/patient engagement in innovation that can help firms improve their user-centric innovation ability.


Dev holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Manipal University, India, and a master’s degree in biomechanics from the University of Manchester, UK, where he graduated summa cum laude. He was inducted into the Government of India-Department of Biotechnology’s flagship Stanford-India Biodesign program in 2014 to train in frugal innovation and is a certified bio-designer. He also contributes to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) USA’s India Chapter as a board member and joint secretary and co-chairs their India Innovation & Start-ups Committee.


Dev loves engaging with budding and seasoned scientists, engineers, and innovators through various innovation advancement forums—including sectoral advisory for the United States-India Science and Technology Endowment Fund—and  serving performing arts-based poverty alleviation initiatives for underprivileged children across Karnataka, India.

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