About CIMT

The Centre of Innovative Material and Technology (CIMT) was established to serve as a material library that houses a broad, global collection of design materials and information. With its rich and advanced resources, CIMT aims to inspire users’ creativity and facilitate material innovation, multidisciplinary studies and collaborations.


Material 101 Series

The Material 101 Series offer regular theme-based exhibitions, workshops and seminars co-delivered with material artists, designers, professional bodies and academics, which aim to enhance students’ learning experience with all kinds of materials, and to become familiar with professional application.


CIMT Studio

The CIMT Studio aims to stimulate students’ interest, keep abreast of industry trends about innovative materials and design application. The CIMT Studio runs regular applied research projects that connect students with industry professionals to realise design commercialisation. On-going projects include smart material and wearable technology as well as personal protective equipment (PPE) design.



Our Facilities

Material Archive

CIMT houses over 1,500 kinds of cross-disciplinary classical, sustainable and innovative materials sourced locally and globally, offering a resourceful platform for students, academics and practitioners to generate and exchange material knowledge, while encouraging innovative research and applications.


Innovative Corner

The Innovative Corner showcases applied research projects developed by the CIMT team, students and alumni. Recent innovations include: (1) Innovative Foot Biomechanics for Enhancing Design and Comfort of Ladies’ High Heeled Footwear; (2) 3D Heat Conductive Knee Sleeves Design; (3) Smart Cycling Wear Design; (4) Study on Functional Properties of Reusable Face Mask Materials, and (5) Mask Respirator R2 designed and produced by Product Design alumni Thomas Yeung. CIMT projects have received awards both in the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2018 and in the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva.


Upcycling Corner

To promote sustainability, the Upcycling Corner is set up to facilitate creative upcycle activities for students to experiment with wasted materials donated by the industry.




Reusable Face Mask Cover

Consultancy service for Mainetti (HK) Ltd. reusable multi-purpose face mask project


3D Heat Conductive Knee Sleeves

Innovative Foot Biomechanics for Enhancing Design and Comfort of Ladies’ High-heeled Footwear Design

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