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.
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.
Yoshihisa 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