TRIZ - Innovation Technology
TRIZ is the internationally acknowledged Russian abbreviation for
Teorija Resenija Isobretatelskih Zadac, which can be translated as the Theory of
Inventive Problem Solving, also shortened to TIPS.
TRIZ was developed between 1960 and 1980 by the Russian scientist Genrich Altshuller (1926-1998)
and his staff (first publication in 1956). In contrast to the common "trial and error" problem
solving methods such as brainstorming, synectics, morphological analysis etc.,
TRIZ only relies on the unbiased laws of evolution of technical systems and therefore enables a
focussed search for possible solutions. The discovery and structuring of these laws, as well as other
TRIZ components, has been the result of the study and analysis of globally available patents over a period of several decades.
Learn more about TRIZ at:
Introduction to TRIZ
(free download, pdf):
TRIZ and Innovation Management