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TRIZ Translation and Publication Program

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The Institute has access to an abundance of Russian TRIZ material. We do not have the staff to translate this material into English and publish the information. We have a great website and E-Newsletter that could be used to disseminate this archival material that may or may not be commercially viable but would be valuable to TRIZ Practitioners and Specialists. Nothing can be done in this area until stable funding is established and a technical translator can be hired. These materials are particularly valuable because they are mostly written by Genrikh Altshuller, the father of TRIZ, or his students.

 

GOAL: A minimum of $75,000/ year for 5 years is needed to translate this backlog of material. Your generous of $50 or more will be of great assistance.

 

If you would like to help fund the translation and publication of TRIZ matericals, click here to Donate. Your donation would be recognized on our website.

 

 

 

 

 Outreach Program: Middle and High Schools - STEM Initiative

 

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 Various TRIZ providers have delivered introductory TRIZ training in middle & high schools in order to support national STEM initiatives. Teaching TRIZ in schools is much different from training engineers. In order to introduce TRIZ to middle and high schools in a systematic process, it will take time and money. Schools do not have the funding to bring in an instructor to introduce TRIZ to their classroom. They will however let TRIZ trainers volunteer their time and resources to provide Summer Programs to train teachers in the TRIZ methodology, opening new opportunities for creativity and innovation.

 

Training the younger generation in TRIZ is essential because they are the lifeblood of TRIZ's future. Furthermore, companies will be far more willing to adopt the TRIZ methodology if their employees come pre-trained, rather than needing to spend resources to train their employees. Schools are also the easiest way to reach a large audience and effectually grow the TRIZ community.

 

GOAL: A $500,000 endowment would insure that TRIZ training is being delivered annually in secondary schools across the nation. Your generous support of $50 or more would be a great start.

 

If you would like to help fund our efforts to provide TRIZ summer camps for teachers, click here to Donate.

 

 

Scholarship Program


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The Institute would like to be able to promote TRIZ in middle and high school programs in support of STEM education by participate in science fairs and to give away scholarships to students who exhibit innovation and creativity in the development of their science projects. These scholarships would be used by students to offset the high cost of college tuition.

 

$500 scholarships may be given to local and regional winners,

$1,000 scholarships for statewide competitions,

$5,000  for regional competions and

$10,000 scholarships for national competions. These are regions where TRIZ experts reside and can actively participate in the judging of regional and state competitions. Nothing can be done in this area until suitable funding is established.

 

GOAL: A minimum of $100,000 per year is needed to provide scholarship money for the regions/states of New England, Michigan, California, Florida and Washington to begin with. Your generous support of $100 or more would be a great start.

 

If you or your company would like to help fund these scholarships and be recognized for your community spirit, click here to Donate.

 

 

Education and Development Programs

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Various TRIZ providers have delivered introductory TRIZ training in middle & high schools. Teaching TRIZ in schools, a STEM Initiative, is much different from training engineers. In order to introduce TRIZ to schools in a systematic process, it will take time and money.

We need money to:

  • -Develop a curriculum for teachers & students
  • -Develop an assessment tool to measure Creativity and Innovation
  • -Gather data from a trial training program
  • -Prepare applications for Grants to NSF, Carnegie, etc.
 
Goal: If we are to promote TRIZ in middle and high schools over the next several years, we will need a minimum of $150,000 each year. 

Your generous support of $100 or more would be a great start.


Any designated contribution for this program will be greatly appreciated and recognized.  Click here to Donate.
 

maintenanceGeneral Support for the Altshuller Institute

 

As you know it cost a lot of money to staff and maintain an international organization. Program development, building fund, IT support, advertising and promotion are only a few of the many expenses that need to paid each year or we severely limit our capacity to grow and deliver viable programs that are needed for world growth and development. Donations in to this program will be used to provide general support to AI for overhead, rent, utilities, wages and equipment.

 

GOAL: A $500,000 endowment would insure that annual needs and stability of this Institute can be met. Your generous support of $100 or more would be a great start.

 

Any designated contribution for this program will be greatly appreciated and recognized.  Click here to Donate

Inside TRIZ

Case Studies From A Breakthrough Innovation

Inside TRIZ
 
Photo of Darrell MannMarch 2012
 
Darrell Mann
 
Case Studies From A Breakthrough Innovation
 
"Starting in August 2004, the Hong Kong government began sponsoring a deployment of TRIZ to a cluster of eight local companies. Over the course of the next 15 months, each company was invited to assemble a team of between 5 and 8 engineers and designers each of whom would be exposed to a series of six three-day TRIZ education and utilization sessions. The aims of the program were for each company to realize new products, patents and tangible financial benefits, and to measure the extent to which TRIZ allowed companies to accelerate their rate of innovation. This paper describes a collection of some of the success stories emerging from the program."
 
 

TRIZ Features

Alexander Selutsky

TRIZ Feature

Alexander Selyutsky - a key figure in the history of TRIZ!

Alexander Selyutsky

Selyutsky Alexander Borisovich was born April 6, 1933 to an intelligent Jewish family residing in Leningrad. During the World War II the plant where his father was working was evacuated to the Urals, and the family (the parents and Alexander) moved to Chelyabinsk. Here, Alexander graduated from high school. He wanted to go to a military school, but didn’t pass vision test and entered the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute. In his first year he was forced to learn boxing (because of frequent anti-Semitic attacks) and became a Komsomol activist.

After graduation, he was sent to Petrozavodsk Onega tractor plant, where he worked as a designer. He continued leading a very active social life, organized and led voluntary militia patrolling the streets of the city because the situation was very criminal. In the search for more satisfying work he became interested in patenting, completed appropriate courses and became a patent agent.

In 1960, Alexander married Dolly Naumovna Audleys, and had a daughter Alla in 1961. The same year G.S Altshuller published a book " “Learn how to invent"[1] . After reading this book in 1965 Selyutsky wrote a letter to Altshuller. This letter started their acquaintance by correspondence. Since then, Alexander became one of the most dedicated Altshuller’s disciples and an active promoter of the emerging new science.

They finally met in 1968 in Dzintary (near Riga), at the seminar organized by the Central Board of VOIR (state leading inventors’ and innovators’ society) that invited Altshuller and several of his associates. It was the first time that Alexander and others got a chance to work under the direct guidance of Altshuller and to learn from him. Later, in 1983, Alexander participated as one of the instructors in the seminar conducted by G.S. Altshuller in Moscow at the Institute for continuous education for chemical and petroleum industries.

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