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. Sep. 4, 2019Applications are open for the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch competition
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  2. Sep. 4, 2019Applications open for the Co-op Problem Award
    co-op problem award poster

  3. July 12, 2019The winners of the Spring 2019 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch competition
    student presenting at problem pitch

    This semester’s finalists demonstrated a deep understanding of important commercial problems affecting multiple industries – from the music industry to pharmaceutical manufacturing.

    Congratulations to the winners and all the finalists in this semester’s Problem Pitch competition.

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