Shreyas Prakash is a Product Manager/Designer with a background in designing products, systems and services.

He is currently consulting with Noora Health and was previously Co-Founder of dVerse Labs; a healthcare startup focused on tackling hospital-acquired infections. The startup is a recipient of the MIT COVID India Grant and is supported by IIT Madras as well as the Embassy of the US to India (Nexus).

Shreyas had also set up an educational non-profit (dHive Labs) to help children from marginalized communities to invent for social good. Through his non-profit work, he has impacted 1200+ rural children to become social changemakers across India and Nepal.

Shreyas is especially involved with the design for social impact community and has extensively designed products for vulnerable populations, including deaf-blind runners, Alzheimer's patients and marginalized children. He holds an M.Sc in Integrated Product Design from Delft University of Technology (Netherlands). He has also been on the Advisory Board of hundrED Visual Arts Education (2020) and has been a recipient of several awards, which include the iF Design Talent Award 2020, the 3M Young Innovators Award, UNICEF Ideas for Change etc.

He is also a big believer in the power of side projects and is currently on a mission to build and launch one side project every month.


PRODUCTS

Here is a curation of some selected products which I'm proud of :)

Check out this link if you'd like to see the entire list of 40+ products/projects/side-projects


2022 Side Project Playbook

Free operational guide to go from ideation to launching a side project

2022 Build Cohort

Launch your side hustle in 4 weeks

2022 PromptHero

Make your AI artwork 10x more nuanced

2022 The Hustlers

A curated weekly email with stories of people from around the world making money while having a full-time job

2022 Buildcamps

Build and launch a side project while vacationing in Goa

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2022 Heartmail

Send handwritten love letters to internet strangers

2021 Metahuman

Bio-synthetic skin interface for emotional connection

2021 Clarity Notes

Lightning fast Youtube Notes without leaving your keyboard!

2021 UVfy

AI based UV-C Disinfection for Hospitals

2020 Silly Stompers

Using soft robotics as a medium for gender accessible STEM education of preschoolers

2020 Sterilo

Surface Steriliser for COVID-care hospitals

2020 Shake Up The World Podcast

Utopian Futures around the future of everything

2020 Reimagine India

​Reimagine India was a hackathon designed to allow children to participate in this conversation and come up with creative ways to solve the challenges facing the Indian education sector. From the hackathon, one of the motivated teams pursued the solution proposed beyond the hackathon which was then recognised by UNICEF as one of the Top 30 most inspiring Ideas of Change.

2020 Download My Brain

Uploading my Brain Online
This is how I imagined myself reading books before: Once I finished a book, to be honest, I didnt remember much. Maybe some points here and there, but not so vivid. I’ve always had this notion that there was a leaky hole down there somewhere and all that I was reading was slowly disappearing from my…

2019 Remembrandt

Improving sleep cycle for Persons with Dementia

2018 Equarun

Haptic assistive device for deafblind runners

2018 dCode Wundermind

dCode WunderMind is an educational toy that helps children aged 6 to 9 to learn coding concepts, through a completely screen free Β and tactile interface.

2017 Design Education for the Marginalised

2017 Children led rural makerspace

2016 Solar EV Carport

As a Research Assistant at York university of Toronto, Ontario. I was part of the SEI (Sustainable Energy Initiative) team that constructed a Solar Charging station for electric vehicles comprising of a 6.84 kW solar array.

EXPERIENCE

2022 Aurora Health Innovations / Noora Health

Consulting to Noora Health, Leading a cross-functional team of designers, engineers, medical, and delivery experts to build digital health solutions for pregnant mothers from rural Bangladesh

2020-2021 Β dVerse Innovation Labs

Co-Founder and Industrial Designer - creating UVfy, AI sterilizer for reducing risk of infections among healthcare staff

2017-2020 Β dHive Labs

​Co-Founder and Curriculum Designer - creating an design education curriculum for children from marginalized communities

​2019 Somnox

​Designed Remembrandt, a tactile apron for improving sleep cycles for persons with dementia

2018 Β Stitching Running Blind

​Functionality Designer & Project Lead - Created an assistive device for deaf and blind runners

​2018 Β dCode Labs

​Created a screen-free coding toy for children of age 6 to 9

2017-2018 Β SBI Foundation

​Rural Development Fellow - Skill based training for rural youth to tackle unemployment

EDUCATION

2018-2020 Β M.Sc Integrated Product Design, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

2012-2016 Β B.Tech Instrumentation and Control Engineering, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy), India

2015 Research Scholar on Solar EV Charging Stations, York University of Toronto, Canada

TALKS

2022 Generative Art 101 β€” Curiosity Chronicles β€” (link)​

2022 Building Useful, Usable and Desirable Products - Seekwise (link)

​2021 Penguine Latte Podcast with Paul LeCrone (link)

​2021 Le saviez-vou…? Research Presentation on 'Dialogue for Design Teams' at the Faculty of Environmental Design at UniversitΓ© de MontrΓ©al

2020 Research4Tech broadcast across 11 LATAM countries – Product Feature for Sterilo (link)

​2020 IDE Academy video tour of dHive Rural Innovation Lab with TU Delft Masters students β€” (link)

​2019 Speaker at World Futures Festival (link)

​2019 Reinvent Podcast - Design Thinking and Education (link)

2019 Global Youth Advancement Network Summit by University of Michigan (link)

​2018 Nobel Prize Series Summit on Education Dialogues - Panelist

​2017 SEE Talks - How children could be the frontier of social innovation (dHive Labs) (link)

​2015 Pay Chen Show - Solar EV Carport (link)

GRANTS

2021 PRISM Grant Government of India Grant for Affordable Healthcare for UVfy ($13500)

2021 Massachussets Institute of Technology COVID India Grant for Sterilo ($500)

2018 Justus & van Effen Scholar at TU Delft (€40800)

2018 Avery Dennison Foundation Grant for dHive Labs ($3000)

2018 BAIF Foundation Grant for dHive Labs ($1100)

2017 3M India Grant for dHive Labs ($2500)

2015 Mitacs Globalink Scholar for Solar EV Carport, York University of Toronto ($6000)

2012 Vijayalakshmi Trust Scholarship Awardee (€4500)

PUBLICATIONS

Persaud, S., Prakash, S., & Flipsen, B. (2021) Dialogue for Design Teams: A Case Study for Creative Conversations Solution for Dealing with Diversity. International Conference on Product Design Education (link)

Prakash, S. (2020). Using soft robotics as a medium for gender accessible STEM education of preschoolers, TU Delft Repository (link)

Prakash, S. & Rajagopal, K. (2018) Rural Design Toolkit, BAIF Foundation (link)