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Basic Innovative Problem Solving with TRIZ and Systematic Innovation
for Technology and Engineering

10-day Hands-on Practical Training.
International Certification by MATRIZ, Levels 1 and 2

: Valeri Souchkov, TRIZ Master
Nearest dates: May 8-19, 2017
Location: Monterrey, Mexico

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During last 20 years, TRIZ-based Systematic Innovation has been adapted practically by all major industries. Many world leading companies such as Bombardier, General Electric, Hyundai, Procter & Gamble, Renault, Unilever and many others - both large and small - use TRIZ to solve both short-term and long-term problems, generate innovative solutions, develop future solution strategies of their products and technologies. 

Samsung Electronics named TRIZ "the best practice of innovation" after the use of TRIZ resulted in economic benefits of Euro 2 billion. At Intel Corporation, TRIZ is recognized as "Innovation Platform of the 21st century". General Electric introduces TRIZ in its companies across the world to enhance innovation and R&D.

Today, TRIZ has a proven track record in every industry dealing with innovative technology and engineering in the areas of manufacturing, innovative product improvement and new product development.

Major benefits from using TRIZ are: rapid acceleration of finding new innovative solutions, understanding innovation, solving inventive problems on demand,  enhancing personal innovative thinking skills, turning innovation chaos to a systematic and manageable process.

Based on over 50 years of scientific studies, TRIZ helps to drastically improve innovation process by offering tools and techniques for systematic situation analysis, problem solving and new ideas development by combining analytical approach, system thinking, knowledge bases of invention patterns, and creativity. An overview of modern TRIZ for Technology and Engineering you can find in our white paper "Accelerate Innovation with TRIZ".


Main goal of this unique intensive 80-hour hands-on course is to learn and master skills with modern TRIZ and Systematic Innovation for Technology and Engineering in order to increase creative and innovative productivity and performance of organizations and individuals.

The course focuses on learning how to use the TRIZ paradigm and its techniques for identifying and solving problems arising in products and technologies and generation of new ideas and solutions. The course provides understanding of fundamentals of systematic innovative thinking and techniques of systematic innovation and puts them in practice.

The acquired skills help the course participants to resolve conflicting demands in a “win-win” way, maximize the use of resources, innovatively improve systems and processes, and invent new products and technologies. In addition to learning about philosophy, key concepts, process, techniques and tools, the participants acquire the basic practical skills of working with advanced TRIZ and Systematic Innovation techniques during the course, which help to extract root conflicts, resolve contradictions, identify and model system relationships, and apply the Trends of Technology Evolution to identify evolutionary potential of business systems and propose new innovative ideas.

The course contains different examples to better understand the nature of TRIZ and its thinking methodology and make it applicable to a large variety of problems, products, and technologies. The course introduces unique material developed by the author of the course and not available yet from any other sources apart from the parties with licenses from ICG T&C.

The course is focused on practice. During the class, the participants will work on real-life problems to gain realistic and practical experience with applying TRIZ process and basic tools in their everyday activities.

The course usually hosts international audience and is conducted in English.

  • Understanding of the methodology of TRIZ and Systematic Innovation.
  • Practical skills with TRIZ and Systematic Innovation techniques to solve innovative problems.
  • Ability to solve inventive and innovative problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Ability to attack and solve innovative problems systematically and turning innovation to a planned activity
Engineers, designers, technology and product managers, R&D professionals, business managers, new product development professionals, knowledge management professionals, technology consultants, lecturers.
If you have doubts if the course is appropriate to you, please contact us and we will assess your specific situation.
  • Introduction to the background and fundamentals of TRIZ and Systematic innovation.
  • Sources and key driving forces of technology and product innovation.
  • Innovative Problems. Psychological Inertia.
  • Key TRIZ concepts: Ideality, Trends of Technology Evolution, Models of Technology Evolution, Contradictions, Types of Contradictions, Patterns of Inventive Solutions, Criteria of best solutions.
  • Multi-Screen Diagram of Thinking.
  • Ideal Final Result and the use of resources.
  • TRIZ Roadmap.
  • Basic TRIZ Process.
  • Tool: Problem Perception Mapping: identification of a problem to solve, defining constraints and requirements, formulation of an innovative task.
  • Tool: Root Conflict Analysis (RCA+): a technique to decompose an inventive problem and extract specific contradictions from a fuzzy inventive situation.
  • Tool: Contradictions (Altshuller) Matrix to select relevant Innovative Principles for a specific problem.
  • Tool: 40 Inventive Principles to eliminate technical contradictions. Generating new solution ideas with Inventive Principles.
  • Tool: Ideas Evaluation, Scoring and Landscaping.
  • Roadmap to advanced TRIZ techniques.
  • Understanding product and process evolution via innovative problem solving.
  • Tool: TRIZ-based Function Analysis to model functional interactions within a product or a process to discover a full set of problems and challenges which can be used for innovative improvement of a selected product or technology.
  • Tool: Functional Idealization (Trimming): increasing benefits/costs ratio of products and processes.
  • Tool: Scientific Effects to develop new breakthrough solutions.
  • Substance-Field Modeling to build abstract models of various problems in unified way.
  • Tool: 76 Inventive Standards: a structured collection of practical techniques on eliminating negative and improving positive effects within products and processes.
  • Introduction to the system of TRIZ Laws, Trends and lines of Technology Evolution.
  • Analysis of innovative potential of technical systems.
  • Demonstration of TRIZ technology evolution trends and specific patterns of evolution with examples.
  • Introduction to the Algorithm of Solving Inventive Problems (ARIZ): logic ARIZ, explanation of major concepts, structure, and working principles, resolving physical contradictions, fighting mental inertia.
  • Overview of a problem solving process with ARIZ.
  • Overview of additional advanced tools of TRIZ and xTRIZ: Value Conflict Mapping, Multi-Screen Analysis, Creativity Imagination Development.
  • Place of TRIZ in modern innovation.
  • TRIZ Implementation aspects.

Throughout the course:

  • Practicing in groups
  • Questions and Answers
  • Certification project
Valeri Souchkov, certified TRIZ Master, M.Sc, internationally recognized systematic innovation professional.  
  • One of developers of modern TRIZ and Systematic Innovation techniques.
  • Since 1989, trained more than 6000 working professionals from over 50 countries.
  • Assisted over 100 innovative projects in different areas.
  • Introduced first public TRIZ training courses in Europe and has been running them on a continuous basis since 1995.
  • Author of more than 100 publications including three books on TRIZ, systematic innovation and creativity.
  • Co-founder and Executive Board Member of ETRIA, the European TRIZ Association
  • Vice President and accredited representative of MATRIZ, the International TRIZ Association.
  • Currently heads ICG Training and Consulting and teaches Systematic Innovation and TRIZ at the University of Twente and TIAS Business School in The Netherlands.


Those participants who successfully complete the course program are awarded by the internationally recognized certificates of the International TRIZ Association (MATRIZ) of Level 2 and certificates of TRIZ Practitioner, advanced level.

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