Chattopadhyay, Deepanwita

IKP Knowledge Park India, India

Deepanwita Chattopadhyay, Chairman & CEO, IKP Knowledge Park, developed the first Life Science Research Park in India, in Hyderabad and pioneered a Hardware Product Incubator and Makerspace, IKP EDEN, in Bangalore and works with Indian and global partners to support over 1400 innovation projects and early startups. Deepanwita is the recipient of several awards including the Golden Jubilee Biotech Park Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 and “Women of the Decade in Life Sciences & Innovation” by the Women Economic Forum.

She joined the ICICI Bank in 1994, working in telecom regulation and policy and advised the government and the private sector on telecom regulation, market forecasts and market entry strategies. She was deputed to IKP Knowledge Park as its CEO in August 2001 and took over as Chair in November 2015. She is now a Director on the Boards of IKP, IKP Trust, IKP Ventures, Research & Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH) and AIC-CCMB, and the President of IKP EDEN.

Deepanwita is a part of numerous councils, such as but not limited to the Global Advisory Council, the Research Council of the Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB) and the Executive Council of AGNIi (Accelerating Growth of New India’s Innovations). She is a member of various National level committees of the Government including the S&T Cluster Apex Committee under the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Govt. of India and the Committee of the Prime Minister’s Fellowship for Doctoral Research, DST, GoI.


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IASP 2023Steering Committee