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The focus of this project is the preparation of specialists for System Development and Evolution at the academic level. Leading TRIZ companies and consultants deliver TRIZ as a complete and harmonic system in combination with other proven system development methods such as Value Analysis, Value Engineering, Root-cause Analysis, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Hybrid System Design, Lean Manufacturing, Design for Six Sigma, Quality Function Deployment and so on. We call this system of integrated methodologies the Technology of Innovation for System Development and Evolution.

Currently, the Technology of Innovation for System Development and Evolution, based on TRIZ, is a profession for only a few engineers and scientists. We have not yet described a system for preparing such specialists beyond the accumulation of individual experience. Globally, only 40 universities use TRIZ as a recommended course (for a maximum of 4 credits) or lecture. Only a few companies prepare TRIZ specialists through corporate development programs and offer training by allowing opportunities for applying TRIZ in project development and problem solving.

Our intention for the future is that the Technology of Innovation for System Development and Evolution becomes an academic specialty, one like mechanical engineering, electronic and electrical engineering, and so on.

Photo ofIsak BukhmanIsak Bukhman (TRIZ Solutions LLC, USA)

Isak is a TRIZ, Value Methodology (VM) and Six Sigma specialist with more than 35 years of practice in the areas of product/process development and manufacturing.

As their chief methodologist, Isak spent almost ten years at Invention Machine Corporation (IMC) while the company established its global reputation.  He now works as an independent global consultant and owner of TRIZ Solutions, LLC.

During the last six years, Isak has been active delivering TRIZ training workshops and guiding the development of more than 100 innovation projects in 14 countries (USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Israel, People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Singapore) for more than 40 leading global corporations, including Eaton, American Axle & Manufacturing, Johnson Controls, BYD, Bobcat,  Shell, Masco-Behr, Baker Hughes, Chemtura, Henkel, Samsung, Intel, Microsoft, NXP, Johnson-Johnson, Mattel/Fisher-Price, Kaifa, GAF, Clorox, Corning, Compal, Epistar, Whirlpool, Alcon, DePuyOrthopaedics, Flowserve, Savannah River Site, Steris, Biomerieux,  Medtronic, Philips, Delphi,  POSCO, Xinetics, BaoSteel and A.O.Smith Corporation.

Isak’s work has also included the delivery of numerous basic and advanced training seminars (some together with Genrich Altshuller), education and training of thousands of managers, engineers and researchers in TRIZ / Value Methodology, and -- closest to his heart -- seven years of child and adolescent creativity (TRIZ) education in his native Latvia.

Tel: 1-617-926-7145, Mobile: 1-617-218-7415, Skype: Bukhman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Photo of Yoshihisa KonishiYoshihisa Konishi (Japan TRIZ Society, Japan)

1980 - Graduated Department of Physics, Waseda University

Joined Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

2007 - Left Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

Assumed Director & Chair of Technical Committee, Japan TRIZ Society

Tel: +81-90-5525-0205, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Inside TRIZ

Quantifying the TRIZ Levels of Invention

Inside TRIZ


navneet bhushanQuantifying 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.



TRIZ Features

Alexander Selutsky

TRIZ Feature

Alexander Selyutsky - a key figure in the history of TRIZ!

Alexander Selyutsky

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"[1] . 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.

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