University of Technology and Applied Sciences - Ibra


Welcome to INNOVATIA 2022! This intercollegiate meet is a festival that provides a great opportunity to the management students to showcase their talent, critical thinking, creativity, artistic skill and research skill.

We, the Department of Business Studies at UTAS - Ibra, would like to rekindle the spirit of management students in Oman. The INNOVATIA 2022 has 4 events i.e., Business Quiz, Innovative Business Idea, Research Mind and Sketch a Story.

With great pleasure, we invite students from your prestigious institution to participate in our INNOVATIA 2022.

Standard Guidelines

  1. This event is only for undergraduate students only.
  2. As the events are conducted simultaneously, the team participating in the business quiz cannot take part in any other events. However, the team that participates in Innovative Business Idea can also take part in either Sketch a Story or Research Mind.
  3. Participants are required to register for the event(s) through on or before March 24, 2022 or kindly email the details to: in the attached format.
  4. All participants are requested to report to the assigned venues at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the event.
  5. Participants are not allowed to use mobile phones, smart watches and other communication devices during the event.
  6. Participants are required to bring a photo ID issued by the participating institution. The decision of the judges will be final and binding.
  7. Certificates will be given to all participants.

Business Quiz

This event is aimed at evaluating participants’ general knowledge as well as specific knowledge in select areas of management (Current Affairs, Marketing, HRM, Accounting, Finance, and Economics). It is also expected to promote scholastic excellence and competence through healthy and fair competition. In addition, it will provide an interactive platform for students from various HEIs across the Sultanate of Oman. This enables the participants to become familiar with current developments in management.

  • There will be two rounds (Preliminary & Final). The preliminary round is a computer-based quiz. The top six qualified teams will proceed to the final round, which will be held on the stage.
  • The specific terms and conditions of the quiz will be announced by the organizers / quiz master during the event.

Time: 10.00 AM – 12.30 PM Venue: Main Hall

Research Mind

This event offers a platform to demonstrate the research zeal and passion among young researchers. Research is an essential skill that enhances analytical, problem solving and decision making capabilities. In this event, a research problem will be given to the participants and they are expected to design a scientific research methodology (objective, hypothesis, sampling, data collection etc.).

  • A research topic and proposal template will be given to the participants at the beginning of the event.
  • Participants are expected to complete all requirements within the set time period.

Time: 10.00 AM -11.00 AM Venue: ELC Hall

Sketch a Story

This event allows participants to showcase their creative and artistic abilities. They are supposed to illustrate the given story in a creative way by employing various characters, places, items, and so on. At the start of the event, participants will be given a theme-based story. Participants are required to:

  • Sketch the story on a chart paper with any type of stationery.
  • Draw all the aspects described in the story.
  • Provide an appropriate caption or title suitable to the story.

The performance will be judged on several aspects, such as artistically portraying the story, sketching skills, coloring, and so on.

Time : 10.00 AM – 11.00 AM Venue: ELC Hall

Innovative Ideas

This event aims to highlight the hidden skills of management students in terms of business ideas. They will be able to think creatively and come up with novel and viable business ideas. The event is intended to help participants develop their entrepreneurial talents. Participants are required to:

  • Bring a poster (A2 or A1 size paper) describing their business idea.
  • The poster may contain information such as the firm name, logo, product/service description, target market, scope, feasibility, SWOT Analysis, and so on.
  • Present your business idea to the panelists.

Innovative business ideas are assessed based on their originality, inventiveness, viability, and prospects.

Disclaimer: The content created and submitted by the participants in the events (Sketch a Story and Innovative Business Idea) may be copyrighted by other entity, company, person or groups. The organizer claims no copyright to said content and cannot be held responsible for copyright infringement. The views and opinions expressed during the said events are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of the institutions they represent.
Last updated: 17/10/2022 02:44:17 PM