What is TrIZ methodology


Genrikh Altshuller was born on October 15, 1926 in Tashkent. His parents were born in Baku. His father was a member of the editorial staff of the “Zarya Vostoka” newspaper.

When Genrikh turned 5 years old, his parents moved back to Baku. Genrikh Altshuller resided in this city till 1990, when he moved to Petrozavodsk, where he lived and worked till his death. Very early in his life he has discovered that libraries exist and started reading a lot – mostly science fiction novels. Luckily his teachers at school were very good. He dreamed to become a sailor in the future.

After graduating from the 8th grade Genrikh entered a Special Naval School. After the beginning of the II World War all students were sent to the front line. Genrikh was one year younger than other students – that’s why he was left in Baku and continued studying at secondary school. He has received his first Author’s Certificate for a water-diving apparatus operating on hydrogen peroxide when he was still a student of the 10th grade. When he graduated the school, he was enlisted with a rifle regiment, from which he was sent to a flying school. When he graduated the flying school the World War II ended. Genrikh Altshuller asked to send him to naval flotilla in Baku. That’s how he started working at the Patent Department of Baku Flotilla. He continued making various inventions and teaching other people to invent. Teaching other people to invent led to the necessity to study or work out inventive method or technique. In contrast to psychologists, who studied human beings engaged in inventive activity, Genrikh Altshuller started studying inventions proper – i.e. engineering systems created by humans. He started with searching for distinctive features – i.e. specific features that distinguish “strong” inventions from the weak ones. He has chosen a contradiction as a cornerstone of his method. He has analyzed the entire collection of Author’s Certificates and patents and identified standard approaches for engineering contradiction resolving. In 1948 he has obtained first results of his work.

Source: MATRIZ. For more about Genrikh Altshuller, https://matriz.org/about-matriz/about-founder/

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Genrikh Saulovich Altshuller

How TRIZ is applied on real problems? 

This webinar “Structured Innovation – Innovate fast in India” gives you a clear understanding on how the TRIZ methodology works. How one can solve real problems with multiple competing solutions with a case study. Further in this webinar, you would also see how this methodology can be applied in agriculture. This webinar was presented by Sri. Kishan to CCSNIAM. An initiative led by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.


TRIZ is the Russian acronym for the “Theory of Inventive Problem Solving,” an international system of creativity developed in the U.S.S.R. between 1946 and 1985, by engineer and scientist Genrich S. Altshuller and his colleagues.

According to TRIZ, universal principles of creativity form the basis of innovation

Extracts from our inspirationAL webinar series


How to grow as a Professional Innovation PROINN® Practitioner

How to grow as a Professional Innovation Practitioner?

The entire eco-system is evolving fast and there is a huge demand that professionals with ‘skills to invent’ and make them practically applied are required in order to develop differentiated solutions.
PROINN® along TRIZTI® (India’s Regional MATRIZ Association) have started an inspirational webinar series to inspire and build awareness to fellow Indian Professionals on proven methods of TRIZ when adopted enables predictable professional growth.
As part of the 1st edition was held on 22nd April 2022, we have below Professionals who shared their journey of being a professional innovators. The common theme among all is TRIZ learning and application. Some of them are prolific inventors and some are TRIZ practitioners!

Listen to:

  • My mentor: Dr. Sergei Ikovenko, TRIZ Master, President, DFP-Institute and Chairman CEM, MATRIZ
  • Dr. Shankar Venugopal, VP Innovation and Dean MTA, Mahindra & Mahindra
  • Mr. Ishant Jain, Head R&D and Railways, Raychem RPG
  • Mr. Vinay Ramanath, Principal Scientist, Siemens
  • Ms. Nagashiresha, IP and Threat Assessment Leader, GE Aviation
  • Dr. Vinodh Mewani, DGM, R&D, IP Cell, TVS Motor
  • Mr. Srinivas Peddi, Site Director, BD Enterprise R&D Technology Campus, Bangalore

Dr. Sergei Ikovenko, TRIZ Master

Listen to what made Dr. Sergei Ikovenko choose a carrer as Innovational Coach using TRIZ and DFP®


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Dr. Shankar Venugopal

Listen to what made Dr. Shankar Venugopal to learn and use TRIZ + DFP® as part of his career growth as a PROINN® Practitioner.


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Mr. Vinay Ramanath

Listen to what made Mr. Vinay Ramanath to learn and use TRIZ as part of his growth as a PROINN Practitioner.


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Mr. Ishant Jain

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Ms. Sirisha GN

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Mr. Srinivas Peddi

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Dr. Vinodh Mewani

Listen to what made Dr. Vinodh Mewani to learn and use TRIZ and DFP® as part of his growth as a PROINN® Practitioner



Hear from Dr. Vinodh Mewani, Part-1

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