World TRIZ-related Sites Project (B5)  


(B5) News 2021 of WTSP (World TRIZ-related Sites Project)

Editor:  Toru Nakagawa (WTSP Project Leader, Osaka Gakuin Univ.), 
Latest Update:  Nov. 20, 2021

Important pages:  

Posted:  Mar. 23, 2021;
Updated: Apr. 18; May 8; May 15; May 23; May 26; Jun. 5; Jun. 17; Jun. 24; Jul. 16; Jul. 22; Aug. 5; Aug. 16; Aug. 18; Aug. 30; Sept. 13; Sept. 29; Oct. 7; Nov. 17; Nov. 20, 2021

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Editor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, Mar. 22, 2021)

This page intends to show up-to-date News about the WTSP Project in brief summary, for the year 2021.  Latest News is shown at the top. Detail information of the News will be posted in separate pages.   See the time schedule of WTSP for 2020

  (B5) WTSP News 2021:  activities, invitations, outputs, etc.  (Latest News at the top)

 WTSP :  Current Status of the Survey Results of WTSP World TRIZ Sites (Toru Nakagawa) (Nov. 20, 2021)

This page shows the summary of results of the 4th-round Internet Surveys of TRIZ Sites in Individual Countries on which I worked for these 7 months since May 2021.  It covers 52 countries and 3 language groups.  The raw results are shown in individual HTML pages under the parent page .  An Excel file of the data in a summary form is posted there (Nov. 17, 2021).

Here, the 'selected TRIZ sites (◎○□△)' of individual countries in the world are gathered and shown in a new HTML page and a PDF file .  Adding short notes of the data for the countries already shown in the Beta Edition, the Current Status of the Survey Results of WTSP World TRIZ Catalog is posted here.  This gives an overview of TRIZ deployment in the whole world. 
Editor's Note PS writes some notes for reading/using the present data and for making WTSP Catalogs more Attractive and Useful with the voluntary collaboration of many TRIZ leaders/colleagues in the world.  In addition, my personal impressions of the overview on the global deployment of TRIZ are shown.

 WTSP :  WTSP Appeal 2021  Worlfd TRIZ-related Sites Project (WTSP) (4): World WTSP Catalogs of TRIZ Sites and Around-TRIZ Sites, Let's Make Them Attractive and Useful ! (Toru Nakagawa, Darrell Mann, Michael Orloff, Simon Dewulf, Simon Litvin, Valeri Souchkov) (ETRIA TFC2021) (Sept. 29, 2021)

This page posts our WTSP paper presented at ETRIA TFC2021, which was held on Sept. 22 - 24, 2021 online by the organization of Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. 
(A) Slidess/video: The Conference requested pre-recorded video presentations for only 5 minutes (+ー30 seconds).   Such a compact format fits well for our "WTSP Appeal 2021" we were planning to call by the six Global Co-editors.  So we prepared a presentation of 8 slides with video record for 5 minutes 29 seconds.  The slides are shown here in HTML   and in PDF , and the video is also posted here .  Japanese translation will be posted later.  (Note:  The 22 slides in English presented at Japan TRIZ Symposium 2021 may be of some help for you English readers.)
(B) Paper:  We submitted our paper manuscript of 10 pages on Apr. 29, 2021 and slightly revised version after the review on Jun. 29, 2021.  The paper has been published in the Conference Proceedings of Practioner Papers (in the form of a special issue of Acta Technica Napocensis of Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania).  The paper is shown here in HTML and in PDF (Note (Sept. 29, 2021): The PDF file in the Proceedings has been corrected by TFC2021:  1626-2813-1-SM.pdf ==> 1626-2813-2-PB.pdf . )

 WTSP Paper:  World TRIZ-related Sites Project (WTSP) (4): Construction and Enhancement of World WTSP Catalogs of TRIZ Sites and Around-TRIZ Sites (Toru Nakagawa, Darrell Mann, Michael Orloff, Simon Dewulf, Simon Litvin, Valeri Souchkov) (Japan TRIZ Symposium 2021) (Sept. 29, 2021)

This paper was presented at Japan TRIZ Symposium 2021, held Online on Sept. 2-3, 2021.  Since the Symposium was not held last year 2020 becasuse of the COVID-19 pandemic, this presentation covers our WTSP activities and results for these two years.  Besides the slides and video in Japanese, the sildes in English (displayed and published in the Symposium) are posted here in HTML and in PDF .  22 slides in English may be useful for English readers as more detailed information complementng the shortage of the 8 slides in the ETRIA TFC2021. 

 WTSP:  Mission and Philosophy of the WTSP Project (Aug. 2021)  (Toru Nakagawa) (Aug. 16, 2021) (Aug. 18, 2021)

Being triggeed by recent discussions inside the Global Co-editors, "Mission and Philosophy of the WTSP Project" has been written down in full length on the basis of our activities and results for these nearly 4 years, and added in our main page '(A1) Policies'   (See also in PDF ).   Japanese translation is made in a new page '(A1) Policies, Mision, and Philosophy'
     (1) Mission of WTSP and the Nature of World WTSP Catalogs,  (2) Collection and Evaluation of Websites to be included in the WTSP Catalogs, (3) Description of Introductions of Individual Websites, (4) Finding Websites of Interest in the WTSP Catalogs, (5) Some More Issues for Discussions (Basic Choice of Philosophy: 'Commercial' or 'Altruistic'; Competition, Rivalry, 'Capitalistic market', and 'Competition & Cooperation';  Inactive attitudes of many website owners toward posting in the WTSP Catalogs)

 WTSP Paper:  Websites of Wide Range of Methodologies for Creative Problem Solving:  Development of World Catalogs of Them (WTSP Project) (Toru Nakagawa, Darrell Mann, Michael Orloff, Simon Dewulf, Simon Litvin, Valeri Souchkov) (May 31, 2021)

This paper reports on the 'World TRIZ-related Sites Project (WTSP)', describing its activities, results, and further directions systematically. We are going to build World Catalogs of Websites in the fields of various methodologies for creative problem solving including TRIZ.  One of our new insights is the adoption of Websites as the unit of information resources, rather than papers or Web pages.  We are going to collect and introduce Websites, valuable in scientific and practical aspects in such a wide area.  In these 3 years, our project has built and publicized the 'World WTSP Catalogs' in the Beta Edition, while establishing a scalable system structure and practical building processes. 
Table of contents: 1. Introduction: Aims of the WTSP project; 2.  Construction and results of Japan WTSP Catalog; 3.  Construction and results of the World WTSP Catalogs; 4.  Practical Guide for preparing manuscripts of World Catalogs; 5.  Concluding: Evaluation, Difficulties and Future Work

This paper (16 pages) is an enhanced version of of the Proceedings paper (8 pages), presented at the 42nd Conference of Japan Creativity Society (held Online in Tokyo, Oct. 31-Nov.11, 2020).  We submitted this to the Journal of JCS on Dec. 21, 2020.  However, JCS rejected this paper for publication, with reviewers' comments saying no new concepts, no final results, not a paper but a report or manual, no validation, etc. and concluding not an academic paper to be published in JJCS.  The processes and my Claims/Answers are recorded (in Japanese) in the PS of Editor's Note (TN) and in the subsidiary page . -- Under these situations, we have decided to publicize the present paper here in "TRIZ Home Page in Japan", in the original form submitted on Feb. 9, 2021.

 WTSP:  Internet Surveys (4th round) of TRIZ Sites in Individual Countries ==> 52 Countries + 3 Language groups (Nov. 20, 2021) (Toru Nakagawa) (May 8; May 15; May 23; May 26; Jun. 5; Jun. 17; Jun. 24; Jul. 16; Jul. 22; Aug. 5; Aug. 30; Sept. 13; Oct. 7; Nov. 17; Nov 20, 2021)

This year we are going to enhance the Beta Edition of the World WTSP Catalogs by (1) Getting attractive and useful introductions of individual websites written by site owners and (2) Getting manuscripts of Country WTSP Catalogs by collaborative team work in various countries. For supporting these bottom-up activities, we have started to (3) Carry out top-down Internet surveys in various individual countries.  After some trials, I use Yahoo (rather than Google) with the keyword = TRIZ OR 'Systematic Innovation'.   The survey method and after-processes are described in .
The results are shown for
UK (39 sites) and Italy (50 sites) .  Many more countries will follow step by step.
The survey results may be helpful for the orthodox bottom-up activities (1) and (2) in each country.
  In some cases, survey is carried out by specifying a language (e.g., Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese) without specifying any country for covering a number of countries at one time. (Jul. 16, 2021)

A month ago I found the way to specify any individual country as the site location in the Internet Search, particularly with Yahoo!Japan search engine.  Thus I started the search for TRIZ-related sites in Israel, India, Mexico, etc., in which countries I could not carry out the surveys before.  (Aug. 30, 2021)

New results:  UK (39 sites) , Italy (50 sites) (May 8, 2021); Germany (68 sites) , France (55 sites) (May 15, 2021); Poland (50 sites) , Australia (23 sites) (May 23, 2021); Netherlands (33 sites)  , Finland (21 sites) , Korea (72 sites)   (Jun. 5, 2021); Canada (30 sites) , Taiwan  (45 sites) , Thailand (31 sites)  (Jun. 17, 2021); Belgium  (22 sites) , Sweden (19 sites)  (Jun. 24, 2021);  Iran (64 sites) , Arabic language (22 sites) , Spanish language (57 sites) , Portuguese language (45 sites)  (Jul. 16, 2021); Turkey (27 sites)  , Austria (26 sites)  , Switzerland (21 sites)  , Czech Republic (24 sites)  , Denmark (14 sites)  , Norway (4 sites) (Aug. 5, 2021); Israel (24 sites), India (45 sites)  , Mexico (23 sites) (Aug. 30, 2021); Spain (27 sites) , Portugal (15 sites) , Ireland (11 sites) , Greece (8 sites) , Hungary (13 sites) , Romania (9 sites) , New Zealand (7 sites) (Sept. 13, 2021); Pakistan (11 sites) , Sri Lanka (6 sites) , Bangladesh (3 sites) , Vietnam (24 sites) , Singapore (15 sites) , Philippines (11 sites) , Hong Kong (16 sites) , Indonesia (37 sites) (Oct. 7, 2021);  Argentina (10) , Peru (13) , Chile (12) , Colombia (19) , Bolivia (6) , Uruguay (7) , Brazil (41), Costa Rica (12) , Nicaragua (6) , Morocco (13) , Egypt (8) , South Africa (9) , Kenya (6)  (Nov. 17, 2021)

See some draft documents at the initial steps for making Country WTSP Catalogs in Poland .  Sharing drafts is an essential measure for activating the collaboration in the team and around. (May 26, 2021)

The list of WTSP Members (and Members-to-be) is updated in the WTSP (A2) Organization page We wish you to form  a WTSP Team in your own country and to work  for building each Country Part of the World WTSP Catalogs. (Jul. 22, 2021)

Posting the results of 13 new countries, the 4th-round Surveys are finished.  Summaries of the 'selected TRIZ sites (◎○□△) of individual countries are gathered in an Excel file . (Nov. 17, 2021)
A new HTML page is made to show the overview of the Current Status of Surveys of TRIZ Sites in individual countries, together with the brief note on the countries published in the Beta Edition of the WTSP World TRIZ Sites Catalog. (Nov. 20, 2021)

 WTSP:  Site Introduction: GEN TRIZ, LLC (USA, TN2F-07, ◎), with a paper "TRIZ Challenges and Approaches to Address Them" (Simon Litvin) (April 18, 2021)

GEN TRIZ, LLC is a leading TRIZ Consultancy, Solution/Method provider, and Training organization, and is led by 3 TRIZ Masters (Simon Litvin, Alex , and Oleg Abramov).  Site Introduction has been contributed to the WTSP Catalogs in the standard form.  For a closer introduction, a presentation paper "TRIZ Challenges and Approaches to Address Them" (by Simon Litvin, presented at MATRIZ MeetUp on 'TRIZ Promotion in the World', on Mar. 23-24, 2021) has been posted in "TRIZ Home Page in Japan".  Their basic understanding and philosophy/strategy are clearly stated in their slides. They operate 'Global Knowledge Network' connecting 8000 experts in 42 countries, to support for Open Innovations among clients.  Various methods of modernized TRIZ are introduced, together with a case study. 

 WTSP: WTSP Mails and Letters: Feb. - Mar. 2021 (Toru Nakagawa, Nikolay Shpakovsky (Russia), Simon Litvin (USA), Michael Orloff (Germany), Christian Spraefico (Italy), Michal Halas (Poland), Joanna Majchrzak (Poland)) (Mar. 24, 2021)

This is a record of the on-going discussion inside the WTSP project, especially among the WTSP Global Co-editors (i.e., Toru Nakagawa, Darrell Mann, Michael Orloff, Simon Dewulf, Simon Litvin, and Valeri Souchkov).  On Feb. 23, I submitted the Abstract of our WTSP presentation to ETRIA TFC2016, and in my email to the Global Co-editors I reported the current situations of WTSP and asked their help to overcome our difficulties of very little progress since last October.  Simon Litvin informed us, on Mar. 2, of the voices of his partners located in many different countries, saying "WTSP obviously is not very popular in the TRIZ community, mostly because TRIZ entities (or TRIZ providers) do not find the merits of introducing their websites in the WTSP Catalogs".  I responded on Mar. 4 and Mar. 6 from various aspects.  My main point is: "WTSP Catalogs are principally for TRIZ users (and then for TRIZ specialists).  The better we serve for the users by building WTSP Catalogs containing selected good websites with attractive and useful site introductions, the more we, TRIZ providers, get access from users and partners."   We wish to get collaboration by many of you, TRIZ (and relevant methodologies) specialists ans users.

During these months, January through March, I was working (in parallel to WTSP) for the Japanese translation of Darrell Mann's book "Innovation Capability Maturity Model (ICMM)" (2012), and posted its full texts in my website "TRIZ Home Page in Japan".  Its essence can be seen in my posting in LinkedIn, as recorded at the bottom of this page .

 WTSP: Plan and Abstract of our Presentation at ETRIA TFC2021 (Toru Nakagawa) (Mar. 23, 2021)

This is the 4th year of our WTSP Project. 

We are planning to enhance our current Beta Edition of World WTSP Catalogs, especially in two aspects:
(a) Getting attractive and useful introductions to excellent websites (especially at the levels ◎○) written by the site owners themselves, and
(b) Getting contributions of useful manuscripts of Country WTSP Catalogs compiled by voluntary WTSP teams in various countries (listing useful websites with introductions by surveyors or better by site owners).

We have submitted our Abstract to the ETRIA TFC2021 which will be held Online on Sept. 22-24, 2021under the organization by Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy).  The Abstract is written in a well designed TFC2021 format (see the news page ) and already accepted for presentation.

Nevertheless, our progress of WTSP so far since last October has been very little, to our regret.  Some survey finds that our WTSP Catalogs are 'not popular' among TRIZ specialists.  We are trying to show the merits of introducing their websites in the WTSP Catalogs by demonstration some pioneering samples.  Good websites have a lot and variety of contents.  Thus writing a handy and close introduction to such websites is not an easy task for site owners; but for the same reasons such introductions are helpful for many TRIZ users and can attract new comers to their sites. On the basis of this understanding, we would like to get collaboration by TRIZ specialists to introduce their websites in the Catalogs, and hence to make our WTSP Catalogs attractive and useful for TRIZ Users and TRIZ specialists. (See the Guideline in .)

We wish to have pioneers and attractive samples of introduction of your websites.



Intorduction to WTSP Catalogs

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(A) World TRIZ Sites Catalogs

(A1) Index ◎

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