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Hey there!

I'm Deepika Gopalakrishnan, a design engineering student at Harvard University. I am passionate about designing healthcare products for developing countries.

After my undergrad in 2020, I co-founded a healthcare innovation startup, Dverse Labs. At Dverse Labs, my team developed and implemented automated disinfection technologies to make hospital spaces safer. 

I am also passionate about design education and enjoy mentoring school students.  I have also illustrated a math textbook that highlights the contributions of Indian mathematicians. I am currently working in the Harvard Biodesign Lab, designing a soft robotics toolkit for children.

At Harvard, I hope to gain interdisciplinary and strategic skills to tackle complex systemic challenges in healthcare. My focus is on gaining skills to develop product-service systems that empower people to make informed decisions about their health and well-being.

In my free time, you can find me trekking in the mountains, jogging, baking, playing my ukulele, illustrating children's books, or reading books. 


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Co-Founder, dVerse Labs

March 2020-March 2022

We are developing disruptive technologies to prevent hospital-acquired infections. My role transcends between design and business.

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Mentor, ReImagine India

June 2020-Sept 2020

I facilitated children to reimagine the education system and UNICEF has recognized our project as one of the Top 30 most Inspiring Ideas of Change. I also helped illustrate the stories.

Design intern, IIT Hyderabad
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Jan 2020-March 2020

I was involved in designing a card game that would help high school students get an understanding of the multitude of career choices and make a better decision

Design intern and strategist
Briota Technologies

Jan 2019-Aug 2019

Design intern
Sohum Innovation Lab

June 2019 - July 2019

Industrial Design intern
TEQZO COnsulting

June 2018 - July 2018



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COVID-19 grant winner

Led a team of designers and engineers in the healthcare track where the challenge was to ensure safety and wellbeing of the frontline healthcare workers.

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Paper publication in the International Conference on Research into Design 2021

Research paper published in the book Design for Tomorrow

Design For Change- UNICEF inspiring idea of change Mentor

Mentored the winning team of school students as a part of the Reimagine India hackathon.

Best Designer Award,
TEQZO Consulting
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Biomimicry workshop

Co-facilitated a design workshop at IISc on deriving inspiration from nature for design



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Bachelor's in Product Design
PES University


Received the CNR Rao Merit Scholarship through 4 consecutive years for being among the top 20% of the class.


Reimagine Waste, IISc

Designed solutions to encourage people to take up Rainwater harvesting

STEAM School 2017
Maker's Asylum

Received 100% scholarship for STEAM School, a ten-day collaborative problem-solving program where we came up with solutions for the UN SDGs. Our projects were displayed at the UNESCO Tech 2017 Conference.

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