The IMPDET @ CBE is a collaborative research capacity building program between College of Business Education (CBE), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the University of Eastern Finland's (UEF) edTech-research group. In the first phase of the research capacity building program, five faculty members from CBE were selected to start their doctoral studies, in co-operation with researchers from UEF. The doctoral studies will follow the UEF's IMPDET-LE curriculum for doctoral studies, where PhD courses are conducted partly online.

The main activity plan in the research projects is to utilize social science research methods for understanding contextually relevant challenges, and to address those challenges by using a combination of educational action research, participatory design research, living labs methodology, and software engineering. The currently hosted research projects are in the intersection between social science research, educational action research, design research, software engineering, and computer science.