Introduction to TRIZ

TRIZ (the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) was created by engineers, for engineers.TRIZ is a proven process for solving problems, generating new ideas and developing systems quickly, cheaply and inventively. The TRIZ process offers a rigorous and systematic approach for understanding and solving any problem; its principal tools enable you to uncover the most effective route to practical solutions.

TRIZ includes concept lists distilled from analysis of all known engineering success, making TRIZ a unique tool to find solutions to any given problem – including both technical and management issues – without having to rely on the spontaneous creativity of individuals.

Aligned with UK-SPEC competence:

B: Design and development of processes, systems, services and products

Course availability

Location Dates Duration Course code
London 14 March 2019 1 day TRIZCLO

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Nottingham 27 June 2019 1 day TRIZFNO

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London 10 September 2019 1 day TRIZILO

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Manchester 04 December 2019 1 day TRIZLMA

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Member Price

Early Bird (two months in advance) £499

Standard £549

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Non-Member Price

Early Bird (two months in advance) £599

Standard £649

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Who should attend

  • Any engineer from senior management to undergraduate;
  • Design and Systems Engineers;
  • R & D personnel, researchers and training managers;
  • Technical and process managers;
  • Business managers and engineering managers.

Course programme

  • Introduction to TRIZ and the Fundamentals of Systematic, Practical, Innovative Effective Problem Solving
    An overview of TRIZ – its origins and applications
  • How TRIZ has been used to solve real problems – case studies and examples
    Simple creativity exercises to help you to use your brain and experiences more effectively
    An introduction to the TRIZ toolkit and process – you learn four TRIZ  tools during this workshop
  • Contradictions
    Learn how to identify and solve contradictions to find powerful solutions to your problems with the 40 Inventive Principles
    An exercise on the 40 Inventive Principles and how they can be used to find ingenious and robust solutions
  • 8 Trends of evolution and next-generation products
    How to predict technological advances
    Using TRIZ Trends to perfect products
    An exercise on the future development of products
  • Resources
    Learn how to systematically get what we want with the resources we already have

Delegate feedback

"Very useful introduction."

"Brilliant lecturer."

This course has received 92.86% positive feedback from previous attendees.*

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*from January 2018 to June 2018 based on feedback from 10 delegates.