Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

An astonishing design methodology…. In a word, TRIZ is a treasure.
George M. Prince, Co-founder of Synectics Inc.


Inventor should not only know technology, but should also learn about nature too.
Dr. Genrich Altshuller, Father of TRIZ



pix8This workshop introduces TRIZ as a basic framework for solving engineering design problems. TRIZ is a Russian acronym — “Theory of Inventive Problem Solving”. TRIZ was developed by Dr Genrich Altshuller and his colleagues in the former USSR by studying over more than 2 million patents world-wide from the 1950s to 1990s. TRIZ has been widely used by multi-national corporations in the United States, Europe and some Asian countries including Japan and Korea. Samsung (Korea) is one of the successful Asian corporations that successfully saved US$91 billion within two years through the application of TRIZ in their research and development.



This workshop is to introduce the basic TRIZ design methodology to the participants.
This workshop will also introduce some examples of natural fields and natural innovations to create an awareness of using clues from nature for inventions.

TRIZ Methodology


TRIZ has identified and codified sets of universal principles of invention that make the process of invention more predictable. This forms a design guideline that could be applied systematically. The guideline identifies the Laws of Evolution, 39 most common Engineering Parameters, 40 inventive principles, Algorithm for Inventive Problem Solving, Substance-Field Analysis, 76 standard solutions and a Contradiction Table. The methodology thus aims to achieve “Ideal Final Solution” by eliminating all the “Contradictions” without design trade-offs.



  • Introduction to TRIZ Concept
  • Natural Innovation Illustrations
  • Algorithm of Inventive Principles
  • Case Studies
  • Group Presentation
  • Evaluation and Reflection


Project Managers
Technical Professionals