Swiss Innovation Challenge Malaysia

The promotion programme for cutting edge Innovators

The Swiss Innovation 2017 is back!

Would you like to be an innovator? Do you have any ideas of a product innovation, a new business idea, an organizational innovation and an innovation in management?

Enter your great idea and take an opportunity to win prize money amounting to 28,000 USD. We will guide and support you along the way.

So, how does it work?

Organized by University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and UTM-International Business School, the SwissInnovation Challenge takes a holistic approach to realise innovative business ideas.

The eight-month-long competition offers attractive awards and tailored education and mentoring programmes, as well as access to sponsors and potential business partners. The challenge is open to businesses and individuals who wish to introduce and implement an innovation or who have undertaken an innovation within the last two calendar years. It can take the form of

  • a product innovation,
  • a new business idea,
  • an organisational innovation,
  • an innovation in management,

SwissInnovation Challenge 2017 Highlight:

  • personal coaching
  • a mentoring programme
  • consultations with experts in the field
  • prize money amounting to 28,000 USD (The cash award for the 1st prize is 15’000 USD, for the 2nd and 3rd prize it is 5’000 USD and 3’000 USD, respectively)
  • Special award „internationalisation“ worth 5’000 USD.
  • Chances that a representative of the best two teams will be invited to a pitching event in Switzerland.

Contact us at:

UTM International Business School (UTM-IBS)
Level 10, Menara Razak,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur,
Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra (Jalan Semarak),
54100 Kuala Lumpur.

Telephone: +60321805026 (Dr Rahayu Tasnim)

Find more about SwissInnovation Challenge 2017 at

IBS Doctoral Colloquium 2016

The IBS 2016 Doctoral Colloquium will be held at Level 12, International Business School, Menara Razak, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The colloquium is a special opportunity for PhD Students to meet a wider group of experts and compare notes with participants from other institutions. It provides an important opportunity for students to present their work-in-progress to a distinguished academic panel, and to receive meaningful feedback. The international panel consists of highly experienced researchers who are able to offer important advices on subjects, methodologies and approaches. Each participant will be awarded with certificate from the IBS 2016 Doctoral Colloquium Committee. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to advance in your academic career!


  • Accounting & Finance
  • Management
  • Entrepreneurship / Marketing
  • Technology / Law / Economic



31 October 2016


Who Should Attend

The Doctoral Colloquium is open to all Doctoral and Master Research Students who wish to have the opportunity to establish network with other research students; and have the opportunity to present their research interests.


Submission Process of IBS Doctoral Colloquium 2016

Produce of a short abstract between 750-800 words which needs to cover the following:

  • Title of research
  • Topic area to be covered in research
  • Research objectives and research questions
  • The key theories or authors in the field of study;
  • The implications of the research.


Submission Date: 

Before Midnight – Wednesday 31st August 2016 (Submissions received after this date will not be considered)


How to submit?

Please submit your abstract to



USD 50


Need more info?

Refer to:

Aviation Industry in Malaysia: The Way Forward

Dear All,

Please be informed that UTM IBS has organized the following forum

Title: Aviation Industry in Malaysia: The Way Forward.
Speaker: Dato’ Seri Azharuddin Abd Rahman, DG DCAM; Amir Zain; Khazanah and Mohsin Aziz, Aviation Analyst, Maybank Investment.
Date: 14th May, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm.
Venue: Dewan Seminar, Menara Razak.

All are welcome.


High Tea 2016

You’re cordially invited to join UTM IBS event, HIGH TEA 2016. This is an opportunity to meet other alumni, members of staff as well as students of all cohorts. Details of the programme are as follows:


Please contact Ms. Siti (03-2180 5031) or Ms. Shifa (03-2180 5080) for more details.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to meeting you soon!