The primary objective of the Altshuller Institute is the advancement of the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) and the allied arts and sciences, and maintenance of high professional standing among its members.
The Institute shall have the following purposes:
- To create, promote, and stimulate interest in the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of the art and science of TRIZ and its application.
- To promote unity, effectiveness of effort, and ethical professional conduct among those who are devoting themselves to the theory and practice of TRIZ or the allied arts and sciences.
- To provide, through necessary and convenient facilities, for the holding of conferences, conventions, and other meetings of its members for the exchange of ideas and experiences in the development, application, and use of TRIZ principles and the allied arts and sciences.
- To publish and distribute books, pamphlets, periodicals, literature, and other printed matter devoted to the theory and practice of TRIZ and the allied arts and sciences.
- To preserve, maintain and make accessible documents, books, notes etc., relevant to the past, present and future development of TRIZ.
- To make available to journals, newspapers, and other channels of public information, reliable communications and other information concerning TRIZ and the allied arts and sciences.
- To honor Genrikh Altshuller and gratefully recognize his contributions as the scientific foundation for inventive problem solving.
Since its founding the Institute has further clarified its purposes to specify the following additional intentions:
- To facilitate TRIZ research and development.
- To translate TRIZ materials.
- To develop and export TRIZ materials for children.
- To develop a TRIZ Certification program that will standardize proficiency levels.