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TRIZ Technology for Innovation

Isak Bukhman (TRIZ Solutions LLC)


1.TRIZ is a science of system development based on laws of systems evolution and the best practices of thousands of developers and scientists (Figure 1)

Figure 1. Structure of TRIZ

2.TRIZ Technology for Innovation is the process of using all parts of TRIZ in combination with other proven design development methods and best practices of effective project teams for system development and problem solving.

3.TRIZ Technology for Innovation is applying through TRIZ Innovation Roadmaps for project creation and problem solving (Figure 2).

4.TRIZ Innovation Roadmap for Project Creation and Problem Solving is an individual combination of parts of TRIZ, along with other proven methods and best practices of effective project teams, applied in most effective sequence for the achievement of best results for any given project or problem.

5.TRIZ Innovation Roadmap is a complete set of tools for the conceptual stage of product/process/service design.

   Figure 2. The TRIZ Innovation Roadmap (most complete variant) for projects creation and problem solving contains three major parts: Part 1: system analysis and problem statement, Part 2: problem solving and concepts development, and Part 3: concepts scenario creation


IsakIsak Bukhman (TRIZ Solutions LLC, USA) is a TRIZ Master with more than 40 years of practice in the areas of product/process/business development.

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 consultant and owner of TRIZ Solutions, LLC. TRIZ Solutions LLC is a consulting company and offers the complete array of TRIZ Technology for Innovation to companies by using system of trainings, projects facilitation, preparation of consultants and support in the creation of Centers of Innovation.

During recent years, Isak has been active delivering TRIZ training workshops and guiding the development of more than 100 innovation projects in 16 countries (USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Latvia, Bulgaria, 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, Hospira, Mattel/Fisher-Price, Kaifa, GAF, Clorox, Corning, Compal, Epistar, General Dynamics Land Systems, 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.


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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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