Harnessing the power of problem analysis

The Problem Lab identifies and understands important problems to create innovations with disruptive economic and social consequence. We help established organizations, newly created ventures, and aspiring entrepreneurs recognize obstacles.


Are you interested in entrepreneurship, a problem, or developing your research and analysis skills? Learn how to examine a problem from many different perspectives at an event, workshop, or competition. 

External partners

Businesses, non-profit organizations, charities, and public agencies seek our assistance with problem analysis. Faculty and staff can conduct the analysis, supervise a student team to do so, or help partners create their own analyses.

  1. July 17, 2020The Winners of the Spring 2020 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch competition

    Once more the Problem Lab is pleased to announce the winners of the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch!

  2. July 13, 2020Spring Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Finalists Announced
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    To be a successful entrepreneur, it is essential that you find an important problem to solve, and thoroughly understand its scope, scale, and history. That’s why the Problem Lab hosts the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Competition, where teams of students are tasked with the challenge of identifying important industry problems and conducting research, before pitching their findings for the chance to win a share of up to $30,000 in funding.

  3. May 28, 2020What's happening with Olnaire, a Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch winner
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