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INTRODUCTION by Popko Evgeniia Alievna, educator at MBDU "Kindergarten No. 29" Cherry " Norilsk, RussiaAlievna Popko Evgeniia.019

Preschool education is the first step in the overall pedagogical system. One of the leading directions of his innovative activity is the development of the abilities and creative potential of each child.

The need to understand the nature of the creative process arose as a consequence of the need to influence creative activity, in order to increase its effectiveness. The psychology of creativity as a scientific discipline begins to develop from the end of the XIX century - the stage of contemplative psychological knowledge. The essence of creativity, imagination as the basis of the creative process, creativity, and the quality of the creative personality were studied. Scientists and psychologists who studied the patterns of various forms of creativity (G.S. Altshuller, V.F. Berkov, V. Kehler, A.R. Luria, A.M. Matyushkina, Y.A. Ponomareva, S.L. Rubinshten A. Shumilin, etc.) came to the general conclusion that the beginning of the creative process is the emergence of a problematic situation, and the content of creativity is its solution [5. P.67-93], thus, having mastered the skills to distinguish, formulate and solve a contradiction, we will be able to influence the creative process. A new model of prospective education is needed, a technology that can teach it.

About the Author:

Alievna Popko Evgeniia.018Popko Evgeniia Alievna, Educator of the highest qualification category MBDU "Kindergarten No. 29" Cherry " Norilsk, Russia

Certified specialist MA TRIZ 2 level "TRIZ Teacher" (№ 02/00005/008).

Author of about 30 articles on preschool education, based on TRIZ pedagogy.

The experience of applying TRIZ in kindergarten is 30 years.

Member of the NGO "TRIZ - Norilsk", NGO "TRIZ - Forum" of Chelyabinsk, Russian TRIZ Association, International TRIZ Association of Petrozavodsk.

For 2002 - 2017 years. awarded:

-Diplom of the winner in the contest of the best educators of the municipal educational institutions of the Krasnoyarsk Territory in 2007 within the framework of the regional target program "Children"

-Diplom of the winner in the competitions "The Teacher of the Year, applying TRIZ" (Norilsk),

- Thanks and Diplomas of RA TRIZ and MA TRIZ for organizing and conducting International TRIZ competitions for schoolchildren and students,

- Diplomas of 1-3 degrees for the victories in the Russian competitions for teachers "TRIZ in the school lesson."

- Silver and gold medal for the victories in the All-Russian competitions "Vocation-educator", "Rostock: the world will save the children."


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Abstract: by Prof. Galina Terehova, South Ural State Humanitarian Pedagogical University, Russia Galina Terekhova.016

The article proves the expediency of using the tools of the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) to address the challenges of inventive abilities development in the subjects of education. In the current context, the process of education based on TRIZ has no approved standard, is built upon authors’ schools of various orientation, is not included in the content of contemporary educational patterns. Current experience in TRIZ-education content development is primarily based upon inventive and psychology-and-pedagogical activities; materials for designing support programs for a particular educational institution require development.

The necessity for theoretical analysis of problems relevant for this environment, experience exchange, methodical and technological awareness, and instrumental resolution of the problems emerging in the course of support has required the production of research-and-methodology developments The problem of support of creative activities in educational process based on the theory of inventive problem solving is discussed. Support functions are characterized, the problems of developing the scientific and methodological support of TRIZ objects are described at different levels: user, performer and administrator in the fields of awareness, links and experience exchanges on the development of applied trends in TRIZ education, targeted and timely methodological support to the staff in professional problems, expert assessment of syllabi and methodological documentation, providing a possibility of qualification upgrade in TRIZ-education.

About the Author:

Galina Terekhova.017Prof. Galina Terekhova, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Associate Professor of the Faculty of the Theoretical and Applied Psychology, South-Ural State Humanitarian Pedagogical University,

Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation

Co-organizer of the international scientific and practical conference "Development of creative abilities in the TRIZ-based process of education and training" / Chelyabinsk (2005-2009).

Author of more than 250 publications in the field of TRIZ education.

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Gamification for Development of Creative Imagination - Abstract.pdf

Abstract by Nelly Kozyreva – Mogilev State University Nelly Kozyreva.015

  1. 1.  Will be presented with a set of games, developed for the training of creative imagination, thinking and TRIZ elements:
  1. 2. The Results of work in a set teams will be presented:
  1. 3. Programs for Advanced  training will be presented:
  1. 4. Gamification in the Mogilev State University will be presented: how students (future teachers) invent the games.


Biography: Prof. Nelly Kozyreva, Ph.D,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PhD in Psychology, Professor, Institute of Psychology of the Mogilev State University, Belarus

Owner at Intellect-Active, Ltd

The Leader of Club of the Inventors and Designers of games, Russian National Toy Association (

Inventor:  Patents: "Designer", "Weebles”, «Board game”, and «Game in cards».

Main activities: TRIZ, psychology, leaning creative thinking by games and toys, design games and toys, development skills for business

pdf Strategies to Satisfy Demand for Foreign Language Professionals in the U.S.

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Strategies to satisfy demand for foreign language professionals in the U.pdf

Abstract: by Mauricio LoewensteinMaurice.048

Globalization has created an increase in the need for bilingual (and multilingual) workers worldwide. In the U.S. demand rose just short of 16% (as a share of all jobs posting) between 2010 and 2015. This contrast with a 6.7% fall in enrollments in languages other than English in United States higher education Institutions between 2009 and 2013. In U.S. K-12 the picture is harder to discern. While some sources claim negative trends in middle and elementary schools offering world languages, others show a rising number of students. And while the numbers are not mutually exclusive the trend is not a clear one.
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences laid out a number of suggestions in a 2017 report to invest in language education including (a) Building Educational Capacity, (b) Involving Local Communities, Businesses, and Philanthropies, (c) Developing Heritage Languages and Revitalizing Native American Languages and (d) Encouraging International Study and Cultural Immersion. This paper will use principles of TRIZ to evaluate the potential improvements in the field and lay out suggestions for further studies in the field.

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Abstract by Jon “Jack” EzicksonJack Ezickson.040

The goal of this article and presentation will be to introduce current best practices in enterprise valuation to the TRIZ community and introduce TRIZ to the community of valuation professionals, auditors, management, and merger and acquisition consultants. Valuations of enterprises, enterprise interests, tangible assets and intangible assets play a vital role in global commerce.

First, I will identify the standard setting bodies and the regulatory environment and describe uses of valuation reports in various situations.

The second section of the paper, I will relate the concepts of TRIZ to its role in innovation, patent fencing, and building enterprise value.

In the third section I will explain the types of properties and the characteristics that identify specific assets or groups of assets, and briefly review how valuations are

developed and reported under Fair Value Measurement principles.

The fourth section will identify how an understanding of current valuation practices helps the TRIZ and creative community.

The fifth section will cover how an understanding of TRIZ can help the valuation professional, management, independent auditors, and merger and acquisition consultants.

The final section of the article will focus on how TRIZ and valuation professionals can work together, to provide guidance in building asset value and monetizing innovation,

and documenting observable inputs in testing management assumptions and representations concerning assertions about intangible assets and business interests.

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Agricultural Weed Detection and Remediation.pdf

Abstract: by Aaron Etienne, year Master’s student in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University  Etienne.021

There currently lacks a cost effective, efficient solution for site specific weed detection and spraying in traditional row crop agriculture. Previous methods, such as physical detection and control were often costly and required a large amount of time and manpower. Earlier attempts at weed detection techniques from satellite and aerial based sensors lacked the accuracy necessary to output very high resolution images. Advances in sensor detection methods using unmanned aerial systems make it possible for the development of more accurate weed detection techniques in various growth stage row crop fields. This paper attempts to provide a system that can implement the software necessary for site specific weed detection and the efficiency of an unmanned aerial vehicle for collecting imagery data, to a traditional liquid applicator sprayer.

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Building Solar Mega.pdf

Abstract by Arjun Selvaraj Raveechandiren, graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University  Arjun Selvara.023

With earth’s energy resources decidedly finite over reasonable time-scales with respect to human lifetimes, the alarming rate at which humans have depleted the existing resources has driven the necessity for turning to other, more renewable sources of energy. This project aims at tackling the problem of satiating humanity’s ever-growing energy needs by utilizing a space-based solar power-generation system, in the form of a megastructure orbiting the Sun. The idea of Dyson Spheres has been in the realm of science fiction for over 80 years. Here, the Dyson variation of multiple solar reflectors orbiting the sun (a Dyson Swarm) and capturing the solar energy output is considered and analyzed. One of the popular theories to realize this concept is to exploit Mercury for material using machines capable of automation and self-replication, to construct a miniature swarm, and then perhaps move on to other planets. If the project’s practicality can be quantified, then it would bring humanity a step closer to achieving Type II civilization status on the Kardashev scale. To that end, this project aims to identify the difficulties associated with its execution, the engineering and economics involved, and attempts to quantify the problem using TRIZ tools to assess its practicality.

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Maximizing Residential Waste Heat Recovery.pdf

Abstract: by Adithya Vignesh Jayaraman, MS Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue UniversityAd.035

Recovering waste heat that is otherwise lost and left unutilized can serve as a significant step towards making our homes more energy efficient. In a typical American household, there is potential to recover heat from various sources such as hot-shower drain water, dryer exhaust, condenser of the refrigerator, and dishwasher/kitchen-sink drain water. It has been estimated that 90% of the power consumed by water heating systems goes down the drains of the shower. A significant portion of waste heat can be recovered using heat exchangers to heat water/air and be either fed back to the same process, to a different process or be stored for later use. In this study, an effort is made to simulate a cost-effective residential waste heat recovery system using TRIZ tools, which can be retrofitted to existing homes. From a market identification study, it has been identified that this product has great potential to succeed in non-OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) member countries like India, China, Africa and Brazil where the annual change in building energy consumption is estimated to be greater than 2%. A value proposition canvas suggests that this system has significant benefits when compared to other renewable energy solutions like solar cells. Further, a Simulink model is developed to study the dynamics of the proposed system and identify sensitive input parameters. This also facilitates the process of resolving contradictions involved in this system and establishing ideal trade-off boundary conditions for controlled parameters.

pdf Innovation for Children

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Innovation for Children.pdf

Abstract: by Pete Hanik President and founder of Pretium Innovation Pete Hanik.026
In recent years U.S. education has placed an emphasis on getting all students to basic grade levels of academic skills. No Child Left Behind and Common Core Standards have been emphasized. These programs have been implemented almost to the exclusion of other more creative programs like art, music, dance, etc. Many educators have contended that we are killing creativity in our schools. I have studied the way naturally creative people come up with out of the box ideas that make you say, “Wow!” Once the intuitive innovator has defined the problem, he/she thinks about a previous problem that he/she solved or read about and subconsciously thinks about that specific solution abstractly. Then the abstract solution is combined with resources in the current system to precipitate ideas. This is the essence of how TRIZ principles are used in science and technology.
In this paper, I will show how I adapted TRIZ inventive principles to make them useful at the middle school and high school level. Also a comprehensive program has been developed to effectively weave the TRIZ--‐based innovation methods into the education

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Abstract by Aparajit Venkatesh, Undergraduate, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue UniversityAparajit Venkatesh 105

Texting while driving has been a major cause of car accidents amongst the current millennials as 75% of them prefer texting over voice calling. 1 out of every four car accidents is caused due to texting while driving contributing to 330,000 injuries every year. Cars have been extremely well equipped with hands off voice calling technologies, but there are not many devices that offer hands-off texting options. Thus, there is a need for a device which will make texting while driving seamless. TRIZ power tools were used to eliminate design contradictions and discover marketing strategy for the product. Several conceptual designs were formulated and analyzed deeply; then possible trade-offs were evaluated for each conceptual design. This ensured that many possible designs were evaluated thoroughly before deciding on the final design.

The final conceptual design involves a camera, microprocessor and heads-up display working in tandem to evaluate if a given situation is safe to text or not. If the given situation is safe, then the heads-up display would switch on and the driver can input the text via voice command, else, the heads-up display would be on standby. A device would enable the heads-up display to project the phone screen. This set-up has the potential to incorporate other features available on a smartphone as well. This would provide a seamless means to interact with a smartphone and decrease the possibility of mishaps as humans would no longer be using their discretion to decide if a situation is safe for using the smartphone. The marketing strategy has been designed to provide maximum leap in value to the customer. This paper will discuss the methods used to arrive at this solution and marketing strategies.