News archive - 2020

Monday, November 30, 2020

Congratulations to the winners of the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch

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This semester’s finalists demonstrated a deep understanding of important commercial problems affecting multiple industries - from the effects of lunar dust on space missions to sustainability in the e-commerce fashion industry.  

Monday, November 23, 2020

Fall 2020 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Finalists Announced

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.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Problem Pitch winner Scope Photonics competes for the James Dyson Award

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Scope Photonics has been recognized as one of the top 20 James Dyson Award entries in the world, competing for the top prize selected by James Dyson himself.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Catching Up with a Co-op Problem Award winner David Wheatle

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You submitted your Co-op Problem Award application because of an important problem you identified in your employer's industry. Can you tell us what that problem is and how you discovered it?

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Applications open for the Co-op Problem Award

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Co-operative Education and the Problem Lab are pleased to offer students the opportunity to win a first prize tuition scholarship of $1,500 or second prize tuition scholarship of $750, applicable to your next academic term.

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