TRIZ -Theory of Inventing Problem Solving
For innovation related to a new technical or business concept
TRIZ is the Russian abbreviation for the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. TRIZ originated around 1946 from the observation of Genrich Altshuller that patents have common characteristics related to the types of problem and their solutions.
It turns out that inventive solutions often solve contradictions in design requirements that are “perceived as natural”. Many principles have been described over the past fifty years and systematic techniques have been developed for inventive problem solving.
A TRIZ databank will help find solutions that can be used in many areas of business and technology.
The TRIZ techniques are: Evolutionary Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Conflict Identification and Mapping, Collaborative Concept Generation.
TRIZ is currently being used successfully in many of the Fortune 500 companies.