MMI students participate in academic showcase tackling real-world problems

MMI students present their capstone projects
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 10:49am
SJ Silva

Last week, Master of Management of Innovation (MMI) students presented their Capstone Projects to the wider UTM community, taking aim at pretty big issues such as how to reduce medical wait times.

With more than a dozen poster presentations on display, twenty-two students demonstrated their solutions for actual issues faced by commercial, non-profit organizations, which led to lively discussions and great networking opportunities.

Topics ranged from commercialization of an antibiotic susceptibility device for MaRS Innovation to strategic planning for Nestlé Health Science’s dysphagia platform. Other companies and institutions that MMI students have worked with include HATCH, Bayer Inc., SickKids and Women’s College Hospital.

“The students bring a unique blend of knowledge of science and management that the MMI program provides to solve a current problem for these organizations,” said Tanjim Hossain, associate director of the MMI program.

The event was held in the rotunda of the Innovation Complex, where more than 80 attendees, including evaluators, advisors, IMI students and faculty shared in the students’ success.

As a program requirement, the final group project is worked on from May to August and provides students the opportunity to hone their ability to transfer learning to the corporate environment.