Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Location: Linq Hotel and Casino
Theme: "TRIZ in Education, Industry and Business"
Call for papers is now open. Abstracts need to be submitted before 15 February 2017.
We are holding TRIZCON2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada on 4-6 April 2017. Our Program and Papers Coordinator will be Mansour Ashtiani, a past President of AI.
Call for Papers is open. We are looking for papers and case studies relative to innovation in all areas by using TRIZ. Areas of interest include but not limited to:
Abstracts are coming in for TRIZCON2017. We have extended the Call for Abstracts until 15 February. We will post accepted Abstracts to the website upon review by the Papers Committee. Get your Abstracts in to Mansour Ashtiani, Isak Bukhman and Altshuller Institute as soon as possible.Papers will be due NLT 1 March 2017.
Keynotes: There will be several keynotes for this event: Alexander Selyutsky, a TRIZ Master and Dr. Jean Botti, Executive Vice President at Royal Philips.
TRIZ Masters: We have 9+ TRIZ Masters who are planning to attend and will provide their expert experience in driving innovation forward. Also, there will be panel and roundtable discussions along with 25+ papers and case studies. You do not want to miss exciting TRIZCON event in one of the most entertaining and family friendly cities in the USA.
Ellen Domb will be holding court on an innovative Cirque du Soliel show and will show you how to relate the action and entertainment with innovative TRIZ methods.
Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies
Altshuller Institute Awards Nomination Request
Due by 2 February 2017
Instructions for Award Nominations
a. Please review the descriptions of awards below and select the one for which your candidate is the strongest. The judges have the option to place the nominee in a different category based on the submission. The judges may also not make all awards each year based on the number of candidates for that year.
b. This information will be kept confidential and only used by the Awards Committee and Board of the Altshuller Institute. Any other release will require your permission.
c. If required, we will send by e-mail a Nominee Reference Material Form for additional information. As a minimum, we ask you to attach a CV and to support the candidate for the award selected. Please provide as much information as possible to improve the chance for selection.
Please email me the CV or if you have any other questions.
Don Coates, Ph.D., P.E.
Altshuller Institute Awards Chairman
Quantifying the TRIZ Levels of Invention –
A tool to estimate the strength and life of a Patent
TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) classifies inventions into five novelty levels. At level 1 are slight modifications of the existing systems. At level 2 are those inventions that resolve a system conflict or contradiction using usually inventive solution or inventive principle used to solve similar problems in other systems. At level 3, the inventions change one subsystem or resolve the system conflicts in a fundamental way. At level 4, the invention gives birth to new systems using interdisciplinary approaches. The level 5 inventions are closer to a recently discovered scientific phenomenon. See article for a complete discussion.
Selyutsky Alexander Borisovich was born April 6, 1933 to an intelligent Jewish family residing in Leningrad. During the World War II the plant where his father was working was evacuated to the Urals, and the family (the parents and Alexander) moved to Chelyabinsk. Here, Alexander graduated from high school. He wanted to go to a military school, but didn’t pass vision test and entered the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute. In his first year he was forced to learn boxing (because of frequent anti-Semitic attacks) and became a Komsomol activist.
After graduation, he was sent to Petrozavodsk Onega tractor plant, where he worked as a designer. He continued leading a very active social life, organized and led voluntary militia patrolling the streets of the city because the situation was very criminal. In the search for more satisfying work he became interested in patenting, completed appropriate courses and became a patent agent.
In 1960, Alexander married Dolly Naumovna Audleys, and had a daughter Alla in 1961. The same year G.S Altshuller published a book " “Learn how to invent" . After reading this book in 1965 Selyutsky wrote a letter to Altshuller. This letter started their acquaintance by correspondence. Since then, Alexander became one of the most dedicated Altshuller’s disciples and an active promoter of the emerging new science.
They finally met in 1968 in Dzintary (near Riga), at the seminar organized by the Central Board of VOIR (state leading inventors’ and innovators’ society) that invited Altshuller and several of his associates. It was the first time that Alexander and others got a chance to work under the direct guidance of Altshuller and to learn from him. Later, in 1983, Alexander participated as one of the instructors in the seminar conducted by G.S. Altshuller in Moscow at the Institute for continuous education for chemical and petroleum industries.Read more ...