A new home for multidisciplinary research centres and institutes

students demoing product and IMDI showcase event


University of Toronto Institute for Multidisciplinary Design & Innovation (UT-IMDI)

UT-IMDI creates a unique project-based learning environment in collaboration with industry, providing undergraduate and graduate students with real-life training opportunities by involving them in practical, industry-based projects.

tangy the robot


Institute for Robotics & Mechatronics (IRM)

IRM builds innovative and rapidly developing sensing, actuation and computational capabilities to enable the development of next-generation mechatronic and robotic systems. The Institute’s work impacts almost all sectors of the economy.

Prof. Beverly Bradley and students


Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN)

CGEN enables faculty and staff to think creatively about some of the world’s most important problems and to identify links between engineering and globalization.

students interacting with a robot in the Hatchery


The Entrepreneurship Hatchery

Launched in 2012, The Entrepreneurship Hatchery brings new meaning to experiential learning. In its new home, the Hatchery provides space, equipment, mentoring and connections to funders, supporting student and faculty ventures from concept to prototype.

Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education & Practice (ISTEP)

In 2018, our Faculty established the Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education & Practice (ISTEP). ISTEP partners with departments and institutes from across the Faculty to foster scholarship in engineering education and engineering practice through a vibrant community of faculty and students who are influencing pedagogical development and teaching innovation across the Faculty and beyond.

students engaged in an ilead session


Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (Troost ILead)

The first of its kind in Canada, Troost ILead offers courses, emphasis and co-curricular activities to help students excel as emerging leaders.

Two student from the Sargent lab adjusting an experimental setup


Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE)

Since 2013, ISE has been collaborating with industry and government partners to find ways to increase energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of energy use and conversion.

students adjusting an experiment


Institute for Water Innovation

A multidisciplinary institute, IWI develops new approaches to improve water stewardship of water resources, from conversion to the recycling of industrial water.