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Every year the Altshuller Institute organizes a conference dedicated to bringing great TRIZ minds from around the world to discuss the promotion and further development of TRIZ and to educate new users. The conference is divided into beginner and advanced tracks. On the first day of the conference there are tutorial tracks and the the two-day symposium consists of presentations providing insight into the usage and implementation of TRIZ methodology.

Dates Title Location
October 7-8, 2010 TRIZCON2010: TRIZ for New Beginnings Dayton, Ohio
March 16-18, 2009 TRIZCON2009: TRIZ for Tomorrow's Innovations Woodland Hills, CA
April 13-15, 2008 TRIZCON2008: Inspiration for Your Innovation Kent State University in Kent, OH
April 23-25, 2007 TRIZCON2007: Inspiration for Your Innovation Louisville, KY
April 30 & May 1-2, 2006 TRIZCON2006 Milwaukee, WI
April 17-19, 2005 TRIZCON2005 Brighton, MI
April 25-27, 2004 TRIZCON2004 Seattle, WA
March 16-18, 2003 TRIZCON2003 Philadelphia, PA
April 28-30, 2002 TRIZCON2002 St. Louis, MO
March 25-27, 2001 TRIZCON2001 Canoga Park, CA
Apri 30 & May 1-2, 2000 TRIZCON2000 Nashua, NH
March 7-9, 1999 TRIZCON99 Novi, MI

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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