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Monthly Archives: March 2003

SUPPORT – Sustainable Innovation Tools Project

28/03/2003 |

By: University of Leoben

The Industrial Liaison department at the University of Leoben in Austria is proud to announce the commencement of the SUPPORT project. The project – funded by the EU Leonardo da Vinci initiative (Reference 1) – is … Read More

Titanic TRIZ: A Universal Case Study

25/03/2003 |

By: Ellen Domb, Ph.D.

Ellen Domb, Ph.D. The PQR Group,

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY When teaching TRIZ to groups of people from a wide variety of technical and cultural backgrounds, it is important to use a case study that they can … Read More

Thoughts on Substance-Field Models and 76 Standards – Do we need all of the Standards?

20/03/2003 |

By: Pentti Soderlin

The basic concepts in TRIZ are the Contradictions, 40 Principles, the Matrix, and the Laws of Evolution, the Substance-Field Analysis Modelling, Ideal Final Solution, Substance Field Resources, Scientific Effects and the Job Plan ARIZ. Further the … Read More

IDEALITY AND ‘SELF-X’ – Part 2: Meals, Wheels, and Carpet Slippers – Technical Case Studies

13/03/2003 |

By: Darrell Mann

Darrell Mann Director, CREAX nv Ieper, Belgium Phone/Fax: +44 (1275) 342960 E-mail:

Introduction This article forms the second in a series of three discussing the importance of systems that incorporate solutions incorporating the word ‘self’ – … Read More

PROYECTO TRIZ in Nicaragua

12/03/2003 |

By Hugo Sanchez

It is a pleasure to inform you about our last efforts to introduce TRIZ in Central America. Recently, the University of Commercial Sciences (the oldest private University of Nicaragua) launched an initiative called in Spanish PROYECTO … Read More

Innovation Metrics: Embedding Innovation in an Organization’s Systems

10/03/2003 |

by Joyce Wycoff

Interviewer’s Note: Since launching the book, Driving Growth Through Innovation in November, 2002, Robert B. Tucker has been criss-crossing the globe spreading the message that innovation in leading firms is fast becoming an imbedded, systematic organizational … Read More

Anticipating Failures with Substance-Field Inversion – A TRIZ Methods Case Study

06/03/2003 |

By: Thomas W. Ruhe

Hewlett-Packard Company

Anticipating failures is a powerful tool for shortening the time required to develop robust products. Inverting Standard Techniques of Substance-Field analysis allows anticipation of failures caused by a useful function not being performed. … Read More

40 Inventive Principles in Quality Management

02/03/2003 |

By: Gennady Retseptor © 2003. Gennady Retseptor. AVX Israel Ltd. 972-2-5720128. All rights reserved.

The founder of TRIZ, Genrich Altshuller, discovered forty patterns of inventive solutions, known as 40 Inventive Principles, extracting them from technical patents. It was found … Read More