fall is featured by many international TRIZ events -
congresses and conferences worldwide. In September, two
TRIZ conferences were successfully conducted in Japan
and Mexico (find links to the reports below). In October
two more conferences are forthcoming:
Future 2006 in Belgium (Kortrijk) and
TRIZfest 2006 in Russia (St. Petersburg). This
fact indicates growing awareness and interest in TRIZ in
different parts of the globe.
Recently, just out of curiosity I applied Google
"trends" tool to see which parts of the world most
actively search for the words "TRIZ" and "innovation".
You can see results my
xTRIZ blog. Unexpected results. But they also
indicate that the world is getting "flatter" and soon
there will be no barriers for instant spreading
knowledge and information all around the world. And
since knowledge is one of the most important issues in
modern innovation, we might expect "explosion" of
innovation as well. Like anything created by mankind,
innovation is governed by evolution trends, which
indicate that innovation will grow from chaotic and
unpredictable to clearly structured and knowledge-based
process in the very near future.
wish you great innovations,
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Conferences, Symposia, Networking Events
October 9-11, 2006
ETRIA Conference TRIZ Future 2006
Annual global conference by the European TRIZ Association in
Kortrijk, Belgium, October 9-11, 2006.
St. Petersburg, Russia
An international TRIZ conference organized by MATRIZ and St.
Petersburg Polytechnical University and dedicated to the
80th anniversary of G. Altshuller.
December 1, 2006
TRIZ Day: a
networking event in the Netherlands
For those who are interested in TRIZ
and Systematic Innovation and wishes either to know what
TRIZ is or listen the latest news from the "TRIZ World" and
network with colleagues to share views and experiences.
ON THE WEB: INNOVATION,
As usual, we continue
to update you with a selection of recommended recent
papers and other web resources in the areas of TRIZ,
Creativity, and Innovation.
The "Dutch" TRIZ Experience
Souchkov and Jacques Stevens
was published in September issue of the TRIZ
Journal. We presented a "light" xTRIZ process and
illustrated the article with several real cases. The
article also highlights some cultural and
organizational issues which are important to avoid
failure during introduction and implementation.
Case Studies from a Breakthrough Innovation Product
Design Programme For Local Industries
by: Darrell Mann, Joseph Poon, Matthew Driver
For those who are interested in real TRIZ cases: the
article presents a variety of innovation cases
developed as a part of program in Hong Kong on
disseminating TRIZ within local industries.
Chaos by Design: The inside story of disorder,
disarray, and uncertainty at Google. And why it's
all part of the plan. (They hope.)
by Adam Lashinsky
Article in the Fortune magazine describes how
Google innovates and asks the question (which is, of
course, a contradiction): "to create new and get out
of the box, they need chaos, but to perform good
business, they need control, therefore - can chaos
be controlled?". Interesting, do they know about
TRIZ at Google and Separation Principles?
Global Innovation Outlook
A report from IBM presenting a study performed
during sessions with 248 thought leaders
representing 178 organizations focusing on emerging
trends and opportunities.
Synergy Leadership in Quantum Organizations
by: Dale S. Deardorff, Greg Williams
featured non-TRIZ article for the month is “Synergy
Leadership in Quantum Organizations” from Dale
Deardorff and Greg Williams, who are TRIZ
practitioners (and many other things) in the
aerospace and oil/gas industries. We found their
non-traditional views on leadership very thought
provoking" (from the TRIZ Journal)
The Eight Truths of Real Innovators
by Alan Thys
Interesting blog post, although it is difficult to
agree with Truth #7, regarding radical innovation.
If everyone stops doing and start buying, who will
drive the progress?
Innovation in Finance
Some highlights from IBM Innovation week posted in a
blog format: the future of finance industry.
Samsung shows off future of wireless
By Burt Herman
Samsung demonstrates new wireless internet
technologies supporting data transfers at 100 Mbits
- which can be used in moving vehicles as well.
STORIES: TRIZ OR NOT... INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS AND IDEAS
Packaging that pays
(from Business 2.0)
"...with more than 30,000 new products expected to hit
store shelves this year, creating an innovative exterior has
become a crucial way to boost the bottom line". A review
of top 6 packages which "stand out on shelves". Those who
know TRIZ will easily recognize why these designs won. Time
to apply TRIZ to package design?
Seitz 160 Megapixel camera
First I thought it was a joke but no, it was really there -
160 Megapixel camera. It took less then three years (from
previously available 30Mp cameras) to design such a device.
S-Curve indicates that the main performance of digital
cameras is reaching value (number of megapixels) above which
the number of megapixels will not matter any more (for most
users 5-6 Mp is more than enough). What will be the next
principle of cameras? Or we do not need it at all and
will be happy for a long time with what we already have?
This is probably an answer to the question posted in the
previous message (Thinking that we already found an ultimate
solution which would make us happy forever is dangerous -
disruptive innovation can be just around a corner).
Researchers from Rice University created a new technology
for capturing images which uses a single light diode instead
of a complex CCD matrix. Convolution and transition to
microlevel always tend to follow expansion.
Drying hands with air blade
A new device called Dyson Airbladetm
helps to dry hands at least 2-3 times faster and consumes
83% less of energy comparing to traditional devices. A
secret is that Airblade produces very thin "blade-like"
stream of air (0.3mm) at very high speed which removes
moisture from hands rather than evaporates it. While many
people still find paper towels more convenient than hot air,
perhaps the Airbladetm
concept will change the situation.
Interesting solution - to make rechargeable batteries with
direct built-in USB connector. A good example of integrated
Pavers that clean rain water
An excellent example of innovative thinking and using
resources: the work of Australian professor Simon Beecham.
He proposed to use porous pavers with composites which can
clean rain water in cities.
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Systematic Innovation can be found at
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