The Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies
The Altshuller Institute is one of two global organizations that has developed a viable TRIZ certification process and promotes the universality of TRIZ in the world marketplace.
What we promote: TRIZ technology will solve problems, better, cheaper AND faster.
What we do: Product design is your business, accelerating innovative problem solving is ours.
How we can help: Many people struggle to innovate on demand. TRIZ uses a repeatable process to enhance your problem solving abilities. Innovation and creativity can be learned. Our organization can help your company accelerate innovation. Your team will learn to develop the best innovative solution to the problem.
Altshuller Institute: We are the only organization officially authorized by Genrikh Altshuller, the founder of TRIZ, to use his name. TRIZ (pronounced treez) is the Russian acronym for the "Theory of Inventive Problem Solving." TRIZ is a powerful systematic methodology, based on empirical data (study of patents) that can provide solution concepts for a wide range of technical and non-technical problems.
In 1995, the team at Technical Innovation Center approached Genrikh Altshuller about creating a non-for-profit institution to promote TRIZ outside of Russia. Genrikh Altshuller gave his blessing for the idea and members of the TRIZ community went about realizing this initiative. In the fall of 1998, with the enthusiastic support of TRIZ users around the world, the Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies was established. The Institute has continued to develop, serving the needs of a growing TRIZ community.
The Altshuller Institute, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, provides many services to the world TRIZ community. In addition to disseminating TRIZ training at our annual TRIZ conference, TRIZCON, the Altshuller Institute also promotes other global TRIZ events and links to other TRIZ-related sites. The Altshuller Institute's General Store makes the largest collection of TRIZ materials in the world available to everyone. This web site also provides news sections for any member of the TRIZ community to post press releases. Don't miss our monthly online periodicals, articles and papers relative to current TRIZ usage.
Membership: AI has several membership levels: Free - temporary status; Annual Membership; Student Memberships; Lifetime Memberships and Retired Memberships. Get the most benefit from TRIZ and this website by becoming a member. For more membership information.
- Anyone looking for innovation, effective thinking skills, and problem solving techniques,
- Those who have heard about TRIZ and want to learn more.
- Businesses seeking to develop or expand their R&D efforts more productively,
- Schools that are interested in STEM. TRIZ is a perfect strand to provide a systematic problem solving methodology,
- TRIZ practitioners who wish to expand TRIZ to the world can use our Manufacturing Blog
- Members can list their Aha Moment -- when they realized the power and potential of TRIZ.
- Consultants and practitioners seeking tools to compliment their Six Sigma, Lean, QFD or other quality programs
- Develop a strong international membership base that will allow expansion of member benefits and global deployment of TRIZ.
Who can benefit from TRIZ?: TRIZ can be taught to children and adults to stimulate creativity and improve critical thinking. TRIZ provides a host of tools and concepts to enhance systematic problem solving skills. TRIZ can be learned through reading, lectures, coaching and practice in the same way as we learn how to play a musical instrument or become a professional sports player. Improved and accelerated learning can be accomplished from professional TRIZ Providers.
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