Catalyst is an annual flagship networking event and UNconference where the healthcare students of the ongoing PGP and AMPH cohorts, alumni, industry leaders, faculty and management leaders of ISB come together to discuss various topics in a closed roundtable format. The event aims at strengthening the bonding and creating associations of value for all stakeholders. Interactive networking forms the very fabric of ISB's culture and Catalyst, as an event, was initiated to promote the same among the veterans and frontrunners of the healthcare ecosystem. 

Over the years, Catalyst has transformed into one of the much-sought-after annual healthcare meets in India. In its third edition (2019), it gathered prominent healthcare practitioners, leaders, students and academia to discuss four tracks: Digital Health, Healthcare Startup and Funder, Public Health Innovation, and Business Innovation.


Catalyst is an UNconference. The format is simple: you have a range of topics to choose from. Each track has two topics that are relevant to the latest trends in healthcare. Each topic is led by an expert who convenes roundtable discussions with closed groups. All you have to do is to join a table (topic) of your choice, engage with your tablemates, and take away great insights and ideas with you. 

We also have students from the current PGP, PGPPro and AMPH cohorts participating in the event. Conversation with you will help them be industry-ready and understand the latest trends and thinking of the industry. 

Past Speakers

Prof. Sarang Deo, Executive Director, Max Institute of Healthcare Management & Professor, Operations Management, Indian School of Business   

Subodh Deshmukh, Senior Vice President & Head, Global Drug Development India, Novartis

Ritesh Dogra, Managing Partner, Medium Healthcare Consulting 

Dr. Vasudha Rajasekar, Independent Consultant

Dr. Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Biotech 

Dr. Krishna Kandala, CEO & Medical Director, Serona Health 

Topics Discussed

Healthcare and Technology 

Healthcare PE/VC 

Healthcare Consulting 

Big Data and Analytics 

Pharma and Med Devices 

Foundations and NGO 

Startups and Entrepreneurship 

Research and Innovation 


Blockchain in healthcare 

Evidence-based Healthcare  

Home Healthcare

Regulatory Interventions in Indian Healthcare 

The Art and Science of Pricing Healthcare Services 

Equitable Healthcare

Universal Healthcare and Ayushman Bharat 

Public Health Innovation