|Extended 120 TRIZ Links in the World|
(2) North America, (3) Europe,
(4) Russia & East Europe, (5) Mid East,
(6) Asia, (7) Australia & Oceania,
(8) Central & South America, (9) Africa
|Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), May 1, 2008|
|[Posted: May 4, 2008: Updated: May 25, 2008]|
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Editor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, May 1, 2008)
This page of TRIZ Links in the World was rebuilt after 7 years since 2001. The links are first searched by using Google with the keyword 'TRIZ' and the language specification 'English' (and later 'all'). Then, browsing the pages of the sites, the natures/features/strengths of the sites were evaluated roughly. Various link pages in such Web sites are helpful for tracking further links/sites. The sites are arranged according to their geometrical regions/countries. All the links (except written otherwise) are active at moment
Many Web sites are written in different languages, and it's a pity that I cannot read many of them at all or can just guess them very vaguely. (This is the situation for everybody; probably nobody understands Russian, Hebrew, English, and Japanese together to trace the history of TRIZ - SIT - USIT - USIT (Japan).) Thus the sites listed here are much overweighed on the sites written in English. In many countries where people usually use their own languages other than English, there are much more TRIZ activities than the ones apparent in the links listed here. (I think that it is very desirable for the TRIZ community in each country to have a public (not official but voluntary-based) Web site for serving as the domestic hub and the international bi-directional window, i.e. "TRIZ Home Page in xxxxx" in my words.) Even under such a limitation, I have tried here to annotate each Web site for helping readers access rich and relevant information.
|Top of this page||1. Japan||2. North America||3. Europe (West, Central, North)||4. Russia and East Europe||5. Mid East||6. Asia||7. Australia||8. Central and South America||9. Africa||10. Others||Selected Links|
(1) Japan [See more details (about 100 sites) in the Japanese page. ]
TRIZ Home Page in Japan (Editor: Toru Nakagawa) http://www.osaka-gu.ac.jp/php/nakagawa/TRIZ/eTRIZ/ (in English and in Japanese)
English pages: http://www.osaka-gu.ac.jp/php/nakagawa/TRIZ/eTRIZ/
Japanese pages: http://www.osaka-gu.ac.jp/php/nakagawa/TRIZ/
A volunteer-based 'Public Web site' in TRIZ in Japan, founded, edited, and operated by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.). This is an information hub in TRIZ, posting many articles for introduction, communication, paper presentation, question, etc. Besides the Editor himself, many authors in Japan and overseas have contributed their papers and communications in the Web site. The Web site has pages written in English as well as those in Japanese. Many important papers originally written in English are posted in Japanese translation, and also many originally written in Japanese (or by Japanese people) are posted in English translation. Thus this site is a bi-directional window for people in Japan to look out the World and for people in the World to look into Japan. Articles accumulated here in English since 1998 have been evaluated highly. Nakagawa's Personal Reports of TRIZCONs, ETRIA TFCs, and Japan TRIZ Symposia may be informative for you. Articles related to USIT are also unique.
Japan TRIZ CB (Official Page) http://www.osaka-gu.ac.jp/php/nakagawa/TRIZ/eTRIZ/elinksref/eJapanTRIZ-CB/eJapanTRIZ-CB.html (in English and in Japanese)
English pages: http://www.osaka-gu.ac.jp/php/nakagawa/TRIZ/eTRIZ/elinksref/eJapanTRIZ-CB/eJapanTRIZ-CB.html
Japanese pages http://www.osaka-gu.ac.jp/php/nakagawa/TRIZ/jlinksref/JapanTRIZ-CB/JapanTRIZ-CB.html
Volunteer-based national organization in Japan for promoting the penetration of TRIZ into Japanese industries, academia, and society. The CB organized the Japan TRIZ Symposium 2005, 2006, and 2007, and posted the announcements, reports, and keynote papers in the Web. Announcements of the 4th Japan TRIZ Symposium 2008 are also shown here. (Web Master: T. Nakagawa).
Japan TRIZ Society (NPO) (Official Page) http://www.triz-japan.org/ (in Japanese)
Established in Dec. 2007 as an NPO; this is an official successor of Japan TRIZ CB, and is an organization of over-100 members voluntarily joined. Japan TRIZ Society is going to hold the 4th Japan TRIZ Symposium 2008. Announcements and reports will be posted.
SANNO Institute of Management, TRIZ Center http://www.hj.sanno.ac.jp/ (in Japanese)
Active in research and industrial consulting with TRIZ since 1997, in cooperation with Ideation International Inc. About 10 consultants in TRIZ. Extended abstracts (but not the full texts) of their TRIZ Letter articles are posted in Japanese. No pages are available in English.
CTC (ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation) http://www.ctc-g.co.jp/ (in Japanese)
Agency of Ideation International Inc. for selling Japanese editions of IWB etc. Not involved in TRIZ consultancy.
Mitsubishi Research Institute: Invention Technology Team: ITD/TRIZ Project. http://www.goldfire.jp/IM/ (in Japanese)
Agency of Invention Machine Corp. (from 1997 till 2007). Led the TRIZ penetration in Japan, especially based on the IMC's software tools TechOptimizer and Goldfire Innovator in Japanese editions, and by organizing Users' TRIZ Study Groups and IM User Group Meetings (from 2001 to 2003, and in an open form in 2004). This Web site posts documents of these activities (accessibility partly limited to IM users) in Japanese.
Cybernet Systems http://www.cybernet.co.jp/inventionmachine/ (in Japanese)
Agency of Invention Machine Corp. since autumn 2007.
Nikkei BP. On line site http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/ (in Japanese)
With "Nikkei Mechanical" (monthly journal), book publications, seminars, and online news, Nikkei BP was very active to promote TRIZ from 1996 till about 2002. Their promotion of TRIZ is not active for these several years, but because of their huge publicity in Japanese industries they have much influence with news and article on TRIZ from time to time. Their current sites are:
Nikkei BP technical information site: "Tech On!": http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/
Site of "Nikkei Monozukuri", a monthly journal: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/Monozukuri/
Nikkei Consulting Co. (in TRIZ): http://consult.nikkeibp.co.jp/consult/triz/
IDEA, Ltd. http://www.idea-triz.com/ (in Japanese)
A consulting firm specialized in TRIZ. Very active in TRIZ consulting in industries and also some seminars.
SKI (Souzou Kaihatsu Initiative, Ltd.) http://www.triz-jp.com/ (in Japanese)
A TRIZ consulting firm and also a TRIZ publisher. Published Darrell Mann's HOSI and Matrix 2003 in Japanese editions.
(2) North America
The TRIZ Journal http://www.triz-journal.com/ (in English)
The global hub site specialized in TRIZ, featuring with monthly e-journal and communication portals. Founded in 1996 by Ellen Domb and Jim Kowalick, edited later (till 2006) by Domb and Michael Slocum, and currently (since 2006) operated as a part of RealInnovation Network by the Editor Katie Barry with Editorial Panel Domb and Slocum. Nearly 10 articles on theories and practices related to TRIZ are posted every month, by the contribution of very different authors over the world. Over-1000 articles are accumulate in the archive, accessible from the table of contents and searchable with the keyword search inside the site. Pioneering articles in a wide variety of topics are most attractive in this Web site.
What is TRIZ? http://www.triz-journal.com/whatistriz.htm
TRIZ 40 Principles in various fields: http://www.triz-journal.com/archives/contradiction_matrix/
Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies http://www.aitriz.org/ (in English)
Established in 1998 in the US as a not-for-profit organization for promoting TRIZ in the (especially Western) world. (Late) Lev Shulyak obtained the permission by Mr. Altshuller and coordinated various schools in TRIZ to form the Institute. Altshuller Institute held its annual conferences TRIZCON since 1999 till present (i.e. TRIZCON2008, the 10th.). Abstracts of TRIZCON papers are posted in the Web, but the full texts are available only in the Proceedings (either hardcopy or CD-R). (See selected papers posted in the TRIZ Journal, etc.)
Genrich Altshuller: Father of TRIZ: http://www.aitriz.org/ai/articles/ga40p.pdf
TRIZCON99 -- TRIZCON2008 http://www.aitriz.org/
Technical Innovation Center http://www.triz.org/ (in English)
TRIZ publisher and consulting firm started in early 1990s by (Late) Lev Shulyak. Altshuller's books are published in English translation especially in the early days of TRIZ penetration into the Western world.
Key persons: Richard Langevin, Valery Krasnoslobodtsev
Genrich Altshuller (English translation by Lev Shulyak): "And Suddenly the Inventor Appeared: TRIZ, the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving", TIC, (1996),
Genrich Altshuller (with new material by Lev Shulyak, drawings by Uri Fedseev): "40 Inventive Principles: TIZ Keys to Technical Innovation", TIC, (1997),
Genrich Altshuller (English translation by Lev Shulyak and Steven Rodman): "The Innovation Algorithm: TRIZ, Systematic Innovation and Technical Creativity", TIC, (1999).
Ideation International Inc. http://www.ideationtriz.com/ (in English)
TRIZ consulting firm organized in early 1990s around the Kishinev TRIZ school (i.e. keypersons: Boris Zlotin, Alla Zusman, and several more Russian experts). Formed a strong group in TRIZ research and trained a number of American and other TRIZ specialists. Published nearly 10 books. They name their extended methodology as 'Ideation-TRIZ' (as a kind of 'Contemporary TRIZ' in contrast to 'Classical TRIZ' developed by Altshuller by 1985). They developed a software tool 'Innovation Workbench (IWB)' for guiding their process.
TRIZ and I-TRIZ http://www.ideationtriz.com/triz.asp
Software tool: Innovation Workbench (IWB)
S. Kaplan: "Introduction to TRIZ" (1996)
D. Clarke: "TRIZ: Through the Eyes of An American TRIZ Specialist" (1997)
J. Terninko, A. Zusman, and B. Zlotin: "Step-by-step TRIZ: Creative Solutions to Innovative Problems" (1997).
A. Zusman, B. Zlotin, G. Altshuller, V. Philatov: "Tools of Classical TRIZ" (1999)
Ideation International: "TRIZ in Progress" (1999).
B. Zlotin and A. Zusman: "Directed Evolution: Philosophy, Theory, and Practice" (2001)
Invention Machine Corp. http://www.invention-machine.com/ (in English)
Global leader of TRIZ software tools, 'TechOptimizer' and then currently 'Goldfire Innovator'. Strong in the knowledge bases, especially in the Effects Databases. Has a unique capability in semantic analysis of patent/technical documents to automatically extract the essence of the documents into well-comprehensive sentences. Has marketing agencies in various countries in Europe and in Asia.
Keypersons: Jim Todhunter, Stephen Brown.
GEN3 partners http://www.gen3.com/ http://www.gen3partners.com/ (in English)
TRIZ consulting firm, having a network of TRIZ and subject-matter experts in US and in Russia.
Keypersons: Simon Litvin, Sergei Ikovenko
TRIZ Group http://www.trizgroup.com/ (in English)
Teaching at Wayne State Univ. and TRIZ consulting. (Keypersons: Victor Fey, Eugine Rivin)
V. Fey and E. Rivin: "The Science of Innovation: A Managerial Overview of the TRIZ Methodology" (1997)
D. Clausing and V. Fey: "Effective Innovation: The Development of Winning Technologies" (2004)
V. Fey and E. Rivin: "Innovation on Demand: New Product Development Using TRIZ" (2005)
TRIZ Consulting, Inc. http://www.trizconsulting.com/ (in English)
TRIZ consulting firm.
Keyperson: Zinovy Royzen
Innovation-TRIZ http://www.innovation-triz.com/ (in English)
TRIZ consulting firm.
Keyperson: Jack Hipple
The Official TRIZ WWW Site http://www.trizexperts.net/ (in English and in Russian)
Web site by Semeyon Savransky. Encyclopedia in TRIZ (written in English and partly in Russian). On-line Internet University in TRIZ was operated. This site contains a lot of information and was very active from 1999 to 2003; last updated in May 2003.
Book: Semyon Savransky: "Engineering of Creativity: Introduction to TRIZ Methodology of Inventive Problem Solving", CRC Press LLC, (2000.)
The PQR Group http://www.trizpqrgroup.com/ (in English)
Keypersons: Ellen Domb, Michael Slocum, Joe Miller, etc.
Ellen Domb has been the Founding Editor of the TRIZ Journal from 1996 to 2006, and is still involved to TRIZ Journal as an Editorial Panel member. She dedicates herself to the penetration of TRIZ world-wide especially to beginners.
Ellen Domb's blog: TRIZ for the Real World http://trizrealworld.blogspot.com/
Pretium Consulting http://www.pretiumllc.com/ (in English)
Keypersons: Peter Hanik, Sergey Malkin.
A new TRIZ consulting firm having spun off from Ideation International. They have newly developed a software tool 'The Guided Innovation Toolkit Software' and a method .
Anti TRIZ-journal (Editor: Yevgeny B. Karasik) http://www3.sympatico.ca/karasik/ (in English)
A Web site specialized in TRIZ on the 'orthodox' standpoint, especially opposing the 'westernization' typically appears in the papers published in the TRIZ journal.
Keypersons: Yevgeny B. Karasik, Genady Filkovsky,
USIT Web Site: Ntelleck http://www.u-sit.net/ (in English)
Web site by Ed Sickafus. Developer of USIT (Unified Structured Inventive Thinking).
Books: E. Sickafus: "Unified Structured Inventive Thinking (USIT) - How to Invent" (1997).
E. Sickafus: "Heuristic Innovation" (2007)
RealInnovation.com http://www.realinnovation.com/ (in English)
Now manages the TRIZ Journal. The Web site contains the fields of innovation, business management, outsourcing and six sigma, besides TRIZ.
Applied Innovation Alliance, LLC http://www.aia-consulting.com/ (in English)
TRIZ consulting firm.
Keyperson: Dana W. Clarke, Sr.
Genrich Altshuller (with commentary by Dana W. Clarke, Sr): "New 40 Principles Extended Edition: TRIZ Keys to Technical Innovation", (2005).
Dana W. Clarke, Sr.: "TRIZ: Through the Eyes of an American TRIZ Specialist", Revised, (2002).
TRIZ Scientific http://www.trizscientific.com/default.htm (in English and in Russian)
Web site established by MATRIZ and Ideation Research Lab, and was active around 2001 to post about 10 papers and some photo albums of 1980s. (in Russian and in English)
Key persons: Svetlana Visnepolschi, Vladimir Proseanic, etc.
Halliburton Associates http://www.halliburtonassociates.com/ (in English)
TRIZ (and TOC) consulting and education at schools.
Keyperson: Cal Halliburton,
Institute of Professional Innovators http://www.ipinetwork.com/ (in English)
Keypersons: Greg Yezersky
General Theory of Innovation (GTI): http://www.ipinetwork.com/img/usr/images/GTI_Overview_2008.pdf
Third Millennium Publishing http://3mpub.com/TRIZ/ (in English)
On-line publisher. The following textbook is available:
Larry Ball: "Hierarchical TRIZ Algorithms" http://3mpub.com/TRIZ/
John Terninko's Web site http://www.mv.com/ipusers/rm/ (in English)
This author proposed the combined use of QFD, TRIZ, and Taguchi, in 1997. The Web site is operated during 1996-1997.
Jim Todhunter's Blog 'Innovating to Win' http://www.innovatingtowin.com/ (in English)
------------------- Below: Web sites of wider interests, where TRIZ is a minor part. ----------
American Supplier Institute http://www.amsup.com/ (in English)
Keyperson: Genichi Taguchi and Shin Taguchi
Non-profit, employee-owned company for bringing the management and quality improvement techniques to companies worldwide. Having pioneered in implementing QFD and Taguchi method in US. Now promoting Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma, Taguchi methods, QFD, Project management, Lean manufacturing, VA/VE, TRIZ, etc. Introducing TRIZ since 1996.
GOAL/QPC http://www.goalqpc.com/ (in English)
Offers practical tools for continuous improvement, quality, and organizational transformation. Best known with 'Memory Jogger' series of pocket books.
Keyperson: Bob King
IDEACore.com http://www.ideacore.com/ (in English)
Developed a software package, named 'Catalyst Suite', including the functions for identifying customer needs, QFD, and TRIZ contradiction matrix. Training and coaching are also serviced along the software process.
Contradiction Matrix: http://www.ideacore.com/v1/Products/TRIZContrasolve/
CreatingMinds http://creatingminds.org/index.htm (in English)
David Straker's Web site, concerning to creativity, being creative, inventing, innovating, managing creativity, etc. The editor has written a lot of introductory articles and grouped them in a hierarchical way, e.g. Principles, Tools (Tools for defining the creative problem, Tools for creating ideas, Tools for selecting ideas, Tools for implementing ideas), Articles, Quotes, Books, Links, etc. Very informative.
TRIZ 40 Principles http://creatingminds.org/tools/
Innovation Tools http://www.innovationtools.com/
Chuck Frey's Web site
A lot of articles and information written by the editor and many other people are collected and and organized in this Web site. Especially, the 'Resource Centers' in the following fields are useful: Mind mapping, Innovation research, Innovation management, Idea management, Brainstorming techniques, and TRIZ Problem solving.
TRIZ Resource Center: http://www.innovationtools.com/Resources/triz.asp
Quality Digest Magazine http://www.qualitydigest.com/ (in English)
e-Journal in the field of Quality in general. Free membership is available for reading some of detailed information.
QFD Institute http://www.qfdi.org/ (in English)
Non-profit organization. Official (or orthodox) center in QFD (Quality Function Deployment).
Keypersons: Glenn Mazur, Youji Akao, etc.
TRIZ and QFD http://www.qfdi.org/tut_triz.htm
History of TRIZ and QFD http://www.qfdi.org/triz.htm
Glenn Mazur's Site QFD, VOC, DFSS (and TRIZ) http://www.mazur.net/ (in English)
This site is titled as 'QFD and Voice of Customer Analysis for Design For Six Sigma and APQP'.
Glenn Mazur learned TRIZ early in 1995-1996 at Ideation International and wrote a nice introductory article on TRIZ. The article can be read:
Introduction to TRIZ http://www.mazur.net/triz/
BMG (Breakthrough Management Group) http://www.bmgi.com/ (in English)
Consulting and training in the fields of Lean, Six Sigma, DFSS, TRIZ, etc.
MindTools.com http://www.mindtools.com/ (in English)
Consulting and training firm, in the areas including: Time management, Stress management, Information skills, Communication skills, Memory improvement, Leadership skills, Problem solving, Decision making, Project planning, and Practical creativity.
Problem Solving Techniques http://www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_TMC.htm
ThinkCycle http://www.thinkcycle.org/ (in English)
An academic, non-profit initiative engaged in supporting distributed collaboration towad design challenges in the areas of Health, Education, Energy, Environment, Community, Global action, Sustainable living, etc.
Application of TRIZ to Biomimicry http://www.thinkcycle.org/tc-space/tspace?tspace_id=43672
PRIMA Performance http://www.primaperformance.com/ (in English)
TRIZ and business consulting firm.
Keypersons: Gunter Ladewig
The Innovation Journal (The Public Sector Innovation Journal) http://www.innovation.cc/ (in English and in French)
Editor in Chief: Eleanor Glor; Editorial Board: 10 to 45 members all over the world.
Various categories of articles, including peer-reviewed papers.
Seems to be active during 1995 - 2004.
Eleanor Glor: 'Innovation Patterns' (2001) http://www.innovation.cc/peer-reviewed/innovation-patterns.htm
(3) Europe (West, Central, and North Europe)
ETRIA: The European TRIZ Association http://www.etria.net/ http://etria.net/portal/ (in English)
A not-for-profit organization for promoting TRIZ in Europe and the world. Established in 2000 by the voluntary board members coming from different countries in Europe. Has organized the "TRIZ Future Conference" every year, in different countries. Collaboration of academia, consultancy, and user industries has been persued. Detailed information of the TFC is announced in the local organizer's Web sites. Papers presented at TFC are stored in the ETRIA Web site and accessible by the ETRIA members only.
ETRIA TFC Conferences (2001- present): http://www.etria.net/conference.htm
ETRIA TFC 2001 (Bath, UK)
ETRIA TFC 2002 (Strasbourg, France)
ETRIA TFC 2003 (Aachen, Germany)
ETRIA TFC 2004 (Florence, Italy)
ETRIA TFC 2005 (Graz, Austria)
ETRIA TFC 2006 (Kortrijk, Belgium) http://www.triz.be/
ETRIA TFC 2007 (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) http://www.triz-network.de/
ETRIA TFC 2008 (Enchande, The Netherlands) http://www.trizfuture.net/
Systematic Innovation http://www.systematic-innovation.com/ (in English)
Consulting firm, doing research, publisher, and software tool development.
Key person: Darrell Mann
Software tool: Matrix 2003 plus (for technical, business, and software)
Darrell Mann: "Hands-On Systematic Innovation", CREAX Press, (2002)
D. Mann, S. Dewulf, B. Zlotin, and A. Zusman: "Matrix 2003: Updating the TRIZ Contradiction Matrix", CREAX Press, (2003)
Darrell Mann: "Hands-On Systematic Innovation for Business & Management", IFR, (2004)
Oxford Creativity http://www.triz.co.uk/ (in English)
TRIZ consulting firm.
Key person: Karen Gadd
Thames Valley Technology http://www.tvt.co.uk/triz/index.htm (in English)
TRIZ consulting firm, education.
Keyperson: Graham Rawlingson.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers http://www.imeche.org/ (in English)
IMechE TRIZ Network http://www.imeche.org/industries/manufacturing/triz/
TRIZ FAQ http://www.imeche.org/industries/
Mulbury Six Sigma http://www.mulbury.biz/ (in English)
Independent publisher and reseller of the book: "Pocket TRIZ for Six Sigma"
Insight Center http://www.insightcentre.co.uk/ (in English)
Keypersons: Paul Filmore
TRIZ XXI http://www.triz.es/ (in Spanish)
A project of Valencia Polytechnic University.
TRIZ.net http://www.triz.net/Home.html (in Spanish)
Information resources operated by the TRIZ XXI project.
Association TRIZ France http://www.trizfrance.org/ (in French)Established in 1999.
Key persons: President: Pascal Crubleau (ISTIA University of Angers).
INSA Strasbourg Graduate School of Science and Technology http://www.insa-strasbourg.fr/en/ (in French and in English)
Active in research and education in TRIZ (especially OTSM-TRIZ) in the graduate school as well as the undergraduate (Inventive Design and Innovation). The Advanced Master course of this university is currently the only one specialized in TRIZ in the Western world. Also working for consulting/collaboration with industries.
Keypersons: Roland de Guio, Denis Cavallucci, Nikolai Khomenko, Dmitry Kucharavy
The course of Advanced Master in Innovative Design: http://www.insa-strasbourg.fr/en/Advanced-master-in-innovative-design/
Solid Creativity http://www.solidcreativity.com/ (in French and in English)
Training and consulting firm specialized in ASIT. Web site mostly written in French partly in English.
From TRIZ to ASIT http://www.triz40.com/aff_TRIZ_to_ASIT.htm
TRIZ 40 Principles http://www.triz40.com/aff_Principles.htm
IdealTech for Creativity and Innovation http://www.idealtech-triz.com/ (in French)
Consulting firm in TRIZ (especially I-TRIZ).
Avraam Seredinski's Web site http://as-triz.com/ (in French)
Published French Editions of Altshuller's books: "And Suddenly the Inventor Appeared" and "40 Inventive Principles".
Apeiron (Italian TRIZ Association) http://www.apeiron-triz.org/ (in Italian)
Association for Reason-based Innovation (Italian TRIZ Association)
TRIZ Tutorial looks interesting (in Italian): http://www.apeiron-triz.org/methods-triz/materials-to-begin-with/tutorial/triz-tutorial/
CREAX http://www.creax.com/ (Belgium) (Simon Dewulf) (in English)
TRIZ consulting, seminar, tool development. CREAX operated (during 2000-2004) a big research project of analyzing all the US patents granted from 1985 to present.
Software tools: http://www.creax.com/software_introduction.htm
DIVA : http://www.creax.com/diva.htm
CREAX Innovation Suite: http://www.creax.com/innovation_software.htm
The followings are free information in their Web site:
Categorized Links on Creativity (838 links, hand picked) http://www.creax.net/
More Inspiration http://www.creax.com/more_inspiration.htm
Creativity Test: http://www.creax.com/creativity_test.htm
Function Database http://www.creax.com/function_database.htm
TRIZ.2Links.be http://www.triz.2link.be/ (in Flemish)
A large number of links related to TRIZ.
Insytec http://www.insytec.com/ (in English)
Keyperson: Valeri Souchkov
Software tool: TRIZ Explore http://www.insytec.com/trizexplorer.htm
Book: (English translation) Y. Salamatov: "TRIZ: The Right Solution at the Right Time" (1999)
ICG Training& Consulting http://www.xtriz.com/ (in English)
Consulting firm in TRIZ and Systematic Innovation.
Keyperson: Valeri Souchkov
Publications (valuable list of papers, books, etc.) http://www.xtriz.com/publications.htm
Valeri Souchkov's Blog: http://xtriz.blogspot.com/
SIT Innovation Community in the Netherlands http://www.sit-netherlands.com/ (in English)
LimeTree (SIT) http://www.innoveren.nl/ (in Dutch)
TRIZ-Online Startseite http://www.triz-online.de/ (in German)
Keypersons: Carsten Gundlach, Horst Thomas Naehler. Univ. of Kassel.
Best Practices (in German industries) : http://www.triz-online.de/index.php?id=5553
WOIS Institute Coburg http://www.wois-innovation.de/ (in German and in English) (Inserted: May 25, 2008)
WOIS stands for 'Contradiction Oriented Innovaion Strategy' (in German acronym).
Keypersons: Hans-Juergen Linde, Guenther Herr,
Professor Linde (of University of Coburg) learned TRIZ in early 1980s. Currently working actively for consulting in industries.
TQU: Transferzentrum Qualität und Umwelt http://www.tqu.com/ http://www.triz.de/ (in German)
Having competencies in Six Sigma, Lean Management, QWIKI im Web2.0, Business Excellence, Managementsysteme, Poka Yoke, TRIZ, and Wissen.
Europäisches TRIZ-Centrum e.V. http://www.triz-centrum.de/ (in German)
Held 4th European TRIZ-Conference in June 2005 in Frankfurt. Seems not active at moment.
InterQuality Service AG http://www.interquality.de/ (in German)
Training and consulting firm in Six Sigma, DFSS, TRIZ, etc.
Keyperson: Johannes Pfister
TriS Europe http://www.tris-europe.com/eng/index.htm (in English and in German)
Keypersons: Pavel Livotov
Founded in 1998 under the name of TriSolver in Hanover, Germany.
Software tool: TriS-IDEAS Software http://www.tris-europe.com/eng/software/innovationssoftware.htm
Free learning platform on the Web: TRIZ It! http://www.triz.it/ Contains useful information.
Publication: TRIZ Handbook (in German) by Pavel Livotov and Vladimir Petrov (2007).
MethoSys GmbH http://www.methosys.ch/ (in German)
Keypersons: Peter Schweizer
Peter Schweizer's Web site: http://www.triz.ch/
TRIZ Zentrum Austria http://www.trizzentrum.at/ (in German)
Luger Research (Austria) http://www.lugerresearch.com ( in German)
Consulting firm established in 2001.
Keypersons: Siegfried Luger
University of Brno http://www.triz.cz/ (Bohuslav Bušov) (in Czech)
TIPS Innovation http://www.xtab.se/tips_innovation/ (in English)
TRIZ/TIPS Forum (No message is accessible for me at moment.) http://www.xtab.se/tips_innovation/discuss/index.html
Innovation Cards or Slides http://www.etzold.biz/index_e.htm (in English)
The Innovation Cards are for 'Innovating by Playing'.
Keypersons: Hape Etzold, Magdalena Michalak.
TRIZ Oy http://www.kolumbus.fi/kalran/ (in English and in Finish)
Keyperson: Kalevi Rantanen
Kalevi Rantanen, Ellen Domb: "Simplified TRIZ: New Problem Solving Applications for Engineers and Manufacturing Professionals", Second Edition, Auerbach Publications, N.Y. USA. (2007)
(4) Russia and East Europe
The Official G.S. Altshuller Foundation http://www.altshuller.ru/ (in Russian and in English)
The copyrights of Mr. Genrich Altshuller's works are legally owned by his granddaughter Yuna Komarcheva and are managed by Larissa Komarcheva (Altshuller's daughter-in-law) in this Foundation. The family are trying to record the huge volume of Altshuller's works in digital format and publicize them in the Web site for free access in Russian and some in English translation. The documentation in Russian is already done in a huge scale but English translation is done only for its small portion yet.
English page: http://www.altshuller.ru/world/eng/
TRIZ terminology in different languages: http://www.altshuller.ru/world/eng/thesaur.asp
MATRIZ (International TRIZ Association) http://www.matriz.ru/ (in Russian)
MA TRIZ was founded in 1989, having Mr. Altshuller as the President. It has the strong base on TRIZ people in Russia and a number of Russian TRIZ Masters and experts emigrated and currently working actively in the Western world. MA TRIZ is trying to establish the TRIZ certification program.
TRIZ Links world wide (rich and nice collection): http://www.matriz.ru/1triz/1-7sites.html
TRIZ Developers Summit (Official Site) http://www.triz-summit.ru/en/ (in Russian and in English)
Primary goal of this Summit is 'to organize interaction of developers and researchers in the field of development of TRIZ as sciences'. The Board members are: A.V.Kudryavtsev, Simon S. Litvin, Vladimir M. Petrov, and Mikhail S. Rubin. Under the support of MA TRIZ, the Summit had scientific seminars (TDS) in 2005 and 2007, and are trying to compile the 'TRIZ Body of Knowledge' and to set the program of 'TRIZ Top Level Certification'.
Papers submitted at TDS 2005: http://www.triz-summit.ru/en/section.php?docId=3606
Papers submitted at TDS 2007: http://www.triz-summit.ru/en/section.php?docId=3353
TRIZ Body of Knowledge: http://www.triz-summit.ru/en/section.php?docId=3841
TRIZ Top Level Certification ('TRIZ Master'): http://www.triz-summit.ru/en/section.php?docId=3890
TRIZ-CHANCE http://www.triz-chance.ru/triz-chance_en.html (in Russian)
A network of consulting firms in Russia, carrying out publications, and some other projects. There are a large number of articles (or papers) written in Russian. Almost no information translated into English.
TRIZ-Petersburg http://www.triz-spb.ru/eng/eng_main.htm (in English and in Russian)
Regional not-for-profit organization located at Sankt-Petersburg. Has the information in English on TRIZ Fest 2006 and on the Journal of TRIZ, Vol. 1 (2005).
Institute of Innovative Design http://www.triz-guide.com/index.php (in English and in Russian)
The site located at Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia.
Keypersons: Yuri Salamatov
This site is trying to provide rich contents of TRIZ in English. (More information in Russian)
Their way of working for Innovative Design is shown in PPT: http://www.triz-guide.com/article/iid_present_eng.zip
TRIZ training on line (Levels 1, 2, 3 of MA TRIZ; syllabus is shown) http://www.triz-guide.com/triz_sertification.html
Yuri Salamatov (Editor: Valeri Souchkov): "TRIZ: The Right Solution at the Right Time". http://www.triz-guide.com/publications/triz_books_english.html
TRIZ-Novosibirsk (TRIZ Diol) http://www.trizdiol.ru/ (in Russian)
A lot of documents in Russian; and also many photo albums.
TRIZ-PROFI http://www.triz-profi.com/eng/ (in English and in Russian)
Autonomous non-profit organization of TRIZ specialists gathered by Viktor N. Baturin in Moscow (2005- ). Such specialists have their own Web sites and publish a journal every year (containing about 25 articles for 2006).
Keypersons: Vladimir Y. Bubentsov, Alexey V. Podkatilin, Viktor I. Timokhov, Peter I. Chiksin, Anatoly A. Guin, Alexander I. Skuratovich, Sergey A. Fayer, Nikolay A. Shpakovsky.
"TRIZ-PROFI: Effective Solutions" Journal (downloadable, free, articles by the TRIZ-PROFI members) http://www.triz-profi.com/magazin/
TRIZland http://www.trizland.ru/index.php (in Russian)
Keypersons: Viktor I. Timokhov
'This site offers a vast base of inventive problems for different ages – simple and complicated, from everyday life, scientific, detective and fantastic… The main goal of the site is combining entertainment with brain training.'
Generator (gnrtr.com) http://www.gnrtr.com/index_en.html (in English and in Russian)
Keypersons: Nikolay Shpakovsky, Elena Novitzkaya,
This site is very instructive with nicely/charmingly designed figures and thoughtful/comprehensive articles in English. 'Generator' means the tools or methodologies for generating creative solutions. The basis of this site was founded during 2002-2004 when the keypersons were working in Korea.
'Generation tools' (or methodologies) (papers): http://www.gnrtr.com/tools/en/tools.html
'Explanations' challenges you small problems and shows you principles, trends of evolutions, etc. http://www.gnrtr.com/explanations/en/explanations.html
'tendancies' talk about evolution histories of pillows, tooth brushes, etc. http://www.gnrtr.com/tendencies/en/tendencies.html
'Solved problems' are historical stories in view of TRIZ: http://www.gnrtr.com/problems/en/problems.html
'Our powers' shows some of their on going/previous projects: http://www.gnrtr.com/powers/en/powers.html
TRIZ-trainer (on-line training tool): http://www.gnrtr.com/powers/en/soft03.html
Anatoly Guin's Creative Education Site: http://www.trizway.com/ (in Russian)
Keypersons: Anatoly A. Guin
'This site is dedicated to the creative pedagogy, development of TRIZ-methods in the field of pedagogy and education. It is designed especially for teachers, for those creative teachers who are eager to teach their pupils to think boldly and originally.'
Sergey Faer's Web site on TRIZ and public relations http://www.sfaer.ru/ (in Russian)
Keypersons: Sergey A. Fayer
'Experience in political consulting is presented on the “TRIZ and Elections” site where you can acquaint yourself with the book “Principles of Tactics and Strategy of Electoral Campaign” – 73 stratagems.'
TRIZ Internet School http://www.natm.ru/triz/ (in Russian)
School TRIZ: http://www.natm.ru/triz/scool.htm
HIstory of TRIZ: http://www.natm.ru/triz/istor.htm
TEMM Web site http://temm.ru/en/ (in Russian and in English)
TEMM: Тheory of Evolution of Matter and Models.
Keypersons: July S. Murashkovsky, Mikhail S. Rubin
Alla Nesterenko's Web site on Creative Education: http://exp.jlproj.org/ (in Russian)
http://www.triz-ri.ru/ (in Russian)
RATRIZ (Russian Association of TRIZ) http://www.ratriz.ru/ (in Russian) (Inserted: May 25, 2008)
OTSM-TRIZ Technologies Center (Johnathan Livingston Project) http://www.trizminsk.org/ (in Russian, some in English)
'Project objective: Promoting harmonious integration of classical TRIZ and OTSM-TRIZ into the modern educational system at different levels: from preschool education to postgraduate study and post-diploma refresher courses.' This site has accumulated over-560 articles in Russian and about 10 in English.
Keypersons: Nikolai Khomenko, Dmitri Kucharavy,
List of TRIZ books: http://www.trizminsk.org/eng/book.htm
Jonathan Livingston Project - OTSM-TRIZ http://www.jlproj.org/ (in Russian and in English)
Keypersons: Nikolai Khomenko, Tachiana Sidorchuk, Alla Nesterenko, Harry Flosser
A new Web site of the project spun off the Minsk center.
Multimedia documents: http://www.jlproj.org/new/index_.php?lang=en&_url=multi
Encyclopedia TRIZ http://triz.org.ua/ (in Russian)
COMCON*TRIZ http://comcontriz.byethost7.com/ (Inserted: May 25, 2008)
Keypersons: Alexander Narbut, Natalia Narbut
(5) Mid East
SIT (Systematic Inventive Thinking) http://www.sitsite.com/ (in English and in Hebrew)
A big company ('SIT') of promoting, consulting, and training the SIT method.
Keypersons: Jacob Goldenberg, Roni Horowitz, Haim Peres, Amnon Levav, etc.)
SIT Method: http://www.sitsite.com/app/methodGeneral.asp
ASIT Method: start2think.com http://www.start2think.com (in English)
Keypersons: Roni Horowitz
ASIT Premier Course (Demo version):
TRIZ Association of Israel
President: Vladimir Petrov,
ABC http://www.abcdanismanlik.com/index2.htm (in Turkish)
Training and consulting in 'Negotiation skills, Conflict management, Creative thinking, Creative problem solving, Innovation management, and Personal development'.
Iran Institute of Innovation & Technology Studies (IIITS) http://iiits.org/ (in Farsi)
An academic none commercial and none governmental institute founded in 2001.
Current focus of creative problem solving methodologies is TRIZ and VE.
Publishing TRIZ books in Farsi translation, and providing traininings up to MA TRIZ Level 3.
Keypersons: Mahmoud Karimi, Meysam Maleki Anvar
Organized: International Conference on Problem Solving Strategies and Techniques, 2006.
Held in Nov. 2006, in Teheran. http://psst.iiits.org/EnHomePage.asp
Iran Research Center for Creatology, Innovation & TRIZ (IRCCIT) http://www.creatology-triz.com/indexEng.htm (in English and in Farsi)
Keypersons: Sayed Mahdi Golestan Hashemi
Publishing a journal: "Journal of Creatology & TRIZ
Japan ===> See (1) Japan, above
TRIZ Corporation, Korea http://www.triz.co.kr/ (in Korean and some in English)
A TRIZ Consulting firm, an Agency of Invention Machine Inc.
TRIZ Tools: http://www.triz.co.kr/TRIZ/frame1.html (detailed texts in English)
Korea Item Development Inc. (KID Inc) http://www.innokid.com/ (in Korean)
TRIZ Center http://www.trizcenter.co.kr/ http://www.trizcenter.co.kr/eng/ (in Korean and in English) (Updated: May 25, 2008)
Keypersons: Hongyul Yoon,
Korea TRIZ Association (KTA) http://www.triz.or.kr/ (in Korean)
Keypersons: President: Ik-Cheol Kim
Korea TRIZ Association has an Agreement with MA TRIZ and is active in certification of Korean TRIZ Experts.
TRIZKorea.com http://www.trizkorea.com/ (in Korean and in English)
Keypersons: Hyo June Kim, Nikolai Shpakovsky, Vasiliy Lenjashin, etc.
Book: Hyo June Kim "Theory of Inventive Problem Solving"
Learning Materials on TRIZ (Detailed texts from the Book; and 80 movies, free!!) (in Korean)
TRIZ Trainer Demo: http://www.trizkorea.com/TRIZtrainerDemo/home/eng/default.html (in English)
TRIZ Trainer Demo, Descriptions: http://www.trizkorea.com/TRIZtrainerDemo/details/default.html (in English)
TRIZ Trainer Demo, References: http://www.trizkorea.com/TRIZtrainerDemo/reference/default.html (in English)
See ==> Generator.com http://www.gnrtr.com/ (This is an extension of TRIZ Trainer)
Kim's TRIZ http://www.kimstriz.co.kr/ (in Korean)
IWINT, Inc. http://www.iwint.com/triz.html
Headquarter: in California, USA; Branch offices in Beijing, Chengdu, Hong kong, and R&D centers around the world. (USA and P. R. China). Keypersons: Hyman Duan, etc.
Software tool: Computer-based training for Innovation CBT/NOVA http://www.iwint.com/products/product2/cbt.html
Case Studies: http://www.iwint.com/success/aero/aero.html
3rd Senior Conference on TRIZ Research http://www.triz-journal.com/archives/2007/12/05/
http://www.triz.gov.cn/ (in Chinese)
An organization for promoting industries in the regional government of a northeastern region of China. (I cannot spell it in English)
Seems to be very active.
Introduction to TRIZ, TRIZ References, 40 Principles illustrated, Articles, News, Foreign papers, etc.
Hong Kong Productivity Council http://www.hkpc.org/ (in Chinese and in English)
Ralong Business Technology Academy http://www.ralong-academy.com/ (in Chinese and in English)
TRIZ course: http://www.ralong-academy.com/triz_briefing_e.htm
Taiwan TRIZ Association http://www.triz.org.tw/web/ (in Chinese)
Keypersons: President: Dawud Yung-Jye Sha
Second Conference of Taiwan TRIZ Association: Held on Dec. 15, 2007 with 140 participants.
Center for Scientific and Technical Creativity (CSTC) http://www.hcmuns.edu.vn/CSTC/home-e.htm (in Vietnamese and in English)
Keypersons: Phan Dung
An academic unit within the Vietnam National University - Hochiminh City College of Natural Sciences.
Founded in 1991 by Phan Dung, a student of Mr. Altshuller.
Phan Dung: 'About our Teacher Mr. Genrikh Saulovich Altshuller', (TRIZCON2001) http://www.osaka-gu.ac.jp/php/nakagawa/TRIZ/eTRIZ/eforum/ePhanDung-Altshuller010509.html
Creativity & Innovation Methodologies: http://www.hcmuns.edu.vn/CSTC/En/Creative/Index.htm
TrizThailand.Community http://www.trizthailand.com/ (in Thai)
TRIZ Institute Thailand http://www.trizit.org/ (in Thai)
Prakash Apte's Web site. http://www.ee.iitb.ac.in/~apte/ (in English)
Keypersons: Professor Prakash Apte, Indian Institute of Technology at Mumbai
Umakant Mishra's TRIZ Web Site: http://www.trizsite.com/ (in English)
Keypersons: Umakant Mishra
Books: Umakant Mishra: "TRIZ Principles for Information Technology", Draft Edition, Technical Innovation Center, USA, Apr. 2007
Note: Nakagawa et al. are now working for publishing the Japanese Edition of this book.
This Web site has a lot of materials related to and giving basis for the work published in the book.
TRIZ India Forum http://trizindiaforum.blogspot.com/ (in English)
Keypersons: Navneet Bhushan, Prakasan Kapporth,
Started in Nov. 2007 by a few TRIZ passionates as a small forum in the internet.
They have started talking about the possibility of organizing the First Indian TRIZ Conference.
TRIZ in Google Trends: http://trizindiaforum.blogspot.com/2008/02/triz-in-google-trends.html
MindTree Consulting Ltd http://www.mindtree.com/ (in English)
Founded in 1999. Seems to be a big company for business consulting, IT services, R&D services, etc.
Keypersons (in TRIZ): Prakasan Kappoth, Raghunath Govindachari
(7) Australia & Oceania
TRIZ4U http://www.triz4u.com/ (in English)
Keypersons: Iouri Belski (Associate Professor at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)
Book: Iouri Belski: "Improve Your Thinking: Substance-Field Analysis", TRIZ4U (2007).
Book: Vladis Kosse: "Solving Problems with TRIZ - An Exercise Handbook", 2nd edition, Ideation International Inc., USA (2004).
(8) Central and South America
AMETRIZ (Mexican TRIZ Association) http://www.ametriz.com/ (in Spanish)
Keypersons: President: Noel León Rovira, Vice president: Edgardo Córdoba López, Secretary General: Guillermo Cortés Robles,
The First Iberoamerican Technological Innovation Congress, Sept. 2006 (Report by Ellen Domb: http://www.triz-journal.com/archives/2006/10/06.pdf )
Organized 2nd Iberoamerican Technological Innovation Congress in 2007: (Report by Ellen Domb: http://www.realinnovation.com/commentary/archive/2nd_iberoamerican_technological_innovation_congress_day_3.html)
TRIZ Nicaragua (Hugo Sanchez's TRIZ Web Site) (in Spanish)
This site was active during 2002-2003 for introducing simplified forms of TRIZ (including SIT, USIT, and Larry Ball's method). See Nakagawa's page: http://www.osaka-gu.ac.jp/php/nakagawa/TRIZ/eTRIZ/elinksref/eRefGuide0301/eRefGuide030127.html . The site is closed temporarily.
Aditiva Consulting http://www.aditivaconsultoria.com/ (in Portuguese)
Keypersons: Marco Aurélio de Carvalho
Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/ (in English)
TRIZ book search: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/103-0486918-9500655?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=TRIZ
Wikipedia (The free encyclopedia) TRIZ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIZ (in English)
[Note (Toru Nakagawa, May 1, 2008): The TRIZ page in the English edition of Wikipedia seems to have been built by many people editing fragments by fragments for these five years or so. Unfortunately, the current version is poor in quality to my eyes, but nobody has the responsibility for it. It is very difficult to improve such a page without completely rebuilding and rewriting. I am rather negative to the Wikipedia way of building an encyclopedia without any editor/author responsible for each page. All the pages in my Web site "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" show the authors/editors and the date of publishing/updating for clarifying the responsibility as well as the copyrights.]
Mycoted http://www.mycoted.com/ (in English)
Wiki of techniques of innovation, with categories of Problem definition, Idea generation, Idea selection, Idea implementation, and Processes
Mycoted is a UK based company specialized in creativity and innovation.
[Note (Toru Nakagawa May 1, 2008): Even though the way of posting/editing is similar to Wikipedia, the pages in this site look reasonable, probably because the categories of interest are limited and structured.]
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