The aim of the University of Toronto Institute for Multidisciplinary Design & Innovation (UT-IMDI) is to create a unique project-based learning (PBL) environment in partnership with industry. UT-IMDI provides University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (FASE) undergraduate and graduate students with real-life education/training opportunities by involving them in practical, industry-based projects. It is a vehicle to promote awareness of design and development challenges facing industry, with an emphasis on its multidisciplinary nature, and evolving technology. Projects are developed in collaboration with industry and are based on real industry design and development needs. UT-IMDI has included senior managers from industry partners to review and improve the institute’s activities. UT-IMDI is housed in a state-of-the-art facility at the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (MIE), located at the MyHal Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CEIE).

For Students

Design is a creative and innovative field that can change the world. As a student at IMDI, you will have the opportunity to develop your creativity, learn new skills, and have a real impact on the world. So, get ready to unleash your imagination, challenge yourself, and be part of shaping the future.


For Industry Partners

Design is a critical component of innovation and progress in today's fast-paced, competitive business world. Partnering with IMDI offers industry partners a unique opportunity to tap into the creativity and expertise of tomorrow's research leaders.