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Why This Seminar?

TRIZ is an acronym for Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. TRIZ is the genesis and inspiration for innovation. In the late 1940’s, Dr. Genrick Altshuller began the development of the TRIZ methodology from empirical data – not from theory. As a result of analyses of thousands of patents, he and his team catalogued the methods by which inventors solved problems. From this research, he developed the foundation of classical TRIZ, with the key concepts of Ideality, Evolution of Systems, Contradiction and Levels of Innovation. He also defined the 40 Principles for Inventive Problem Solving and the 39 Characteristics of Technical Systems. Later, Algorithm and 76 Standards were tools added to improve the problem-solving process.  TRIZ provides a systematic approach to generating solution concepts, speeds up creative thinking, and significantly expands the range of problem solving options. TRIZ is increasingly popular among engineers and managers. TRIZ complements quality methods such as Six Sigma, QFD, Taguchi, etc.


If you need a systematic approach for generating ideas for problem solving and process improvement, you should attend this seminar.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this seminar, one will be able to:

  • Understand the advantages of TRIZ methods;
  • Understand how to develop technical systems and new patents;
  • Understand how to improve your product and reduce costs;
  • Appreciate the systematic evolution of technical systems;
  • Improve creativity and problem solving;
  • Develop confidence in using TRIZ and establish a foundation for further study.


  • Ideality– The direction in which systems naturally progress
  • Evolution of technical systems– The evolution of systems along predetermined paths
  • Contradictions– The cornerstones of innovation
  • Principles– The 40 Principles that have been used in thousands of innovative solutions
  • Resources– The raw materials for achieving ideal systems
  • Problem worksheet– The organization and definition of the problem for easier diagnosis and resolution
  • Standards– The standard solution concepts for generic problem types
  • Algorithm for solving inventive problems – A modeling procedure for problems
  • Review and case studies


  • Copy of the visual aids
  • TRIZ Problem Worksheet
  • Forty Principles, Extended Edition
  • Certificate of Completion showing 15 education hours with 1.5 Continuing Education Units that may be used toward university course credits or professional re-certifications, signed by your instructor