IMPDET @ CBE is a collaborative research capacity building activity between College of Business Education (CBE), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the University of Eastern Finland's (UEF) edTech research group. In the initial phase of the research capacity building program, five faculty members from CBE started their doctoral studies in the IMPDET-LE online doctoral studies.

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