TrizTrends 2014

Set in the picturesque GE Bangalore campus had some interesting pick of speakers. Thanks to GE for being a great host.
Peter from Reliance was hyper selective with his picks with just the contradiction and principles as the approach and I liked what worked in teams from his experiments.
Of course he hit the mark with India being a country of contradictions.

Sergei shared some interesting roi numbers and gave clear idea of Triz evolution. I liked the test done with 3 contradiction matrix, as long as ideas solved problems all is well. Most popular techniques was cool. Looks like I have made my choices always popular.

Interesting non technical examples resolving contradictions from art, politics, nature and religion from Sergei and Alex.
Debjani spoke about Triz being applied in IP field. Shankar spoke about his forever fresh innovation flow.
We also relaunched our site in front of Triz masters and some very innovative people. Alex’s definition of disruptive as creating access to new resources was spot on.


European TRIZ Association (ETRIA) is organizing TRIZ Future Conference (TFC2014) along with Exelop SA will be hosted by EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland. TFC2014 is also sponsored by CIRP, the international Academy for Production Engineering. TFC2014 will provide an international forum for exchanging new ideas on knowledge‐ based innovation and TRIZ, presenting recent achievements by the scientific community and enabling further advances and collaboration also with the industrial community.




Global innovation Convention



EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland


From 29th to 31th October 2014


650 EUR per participant (Further prices for students, Early birds, others are available on )


ETRIA’s TRIZ Future Conference TFC2014 is this year locally organized by Exelop SA in association with the ETRIA board and will be hosted by EPFL Lausanne – Switzerland. TFC2014 is also sponsored by CIRP, the international Academy for Production Engineering.

The event:

The 3 days conference aims at linking:


‐Research centers

‐Educational organizations


to share their experience on systematic innovation and to develop research in the systematic innovation area.

TFC2014 will provide an international forum for exchanging new ideas on knowledge‐ based innovation and TRIZ, presenting recent achievements by the scientific community and enabling further advances and collaboration also with the industrial community

The conference is divided into twoparts:

‐Scientific Session: Professors and researchers present results on scientific studies

‐Industrial Session: Professionals present results of practical experiences, best practices, and case studies


Theories, methods, tools and experiences on:

‐Global Knowledge management for innovative conception

‐Innovation on Servicesusing robust and systematic tools

‐TRIZ‐based or inspiredtheories, methodologies, techniques

‐Patent Mining, knowledge harvesting and representing

‐Any professional/industrial case study where TRIZ has played a significant role

‐Further advanced Innovative, Inventive & creative design processes based on systematicmethods

‐IT for innovative engineering /Computer Aided Innovation (CAI)

‐Knowledge Based Systematic Innovation Customized Services

‐Product lifecycle management, laws of technical systemevolution

‐Methodological support to Creativeand Inventive Design

‐Inventiveness, creativity, innovation measurements (or assessment) based on systematicmethods

The subjects listed above are not limitative. They are expected to form the major themes of this TFC 2014 Conference. Submissions concerning these subjects are specifically encouraged, but all abstracts describing any aspect of systematic creative and innovative design will be given fair consideration. Authors interested in submitting abstracts are asked toupload their proposal to the conference website.


There will be a formal review of all abstracts.

The abstracts must be submitted through the TFC2014 conference management system available through: and should be of a quality suitable for selection. The abstract should outline the major points of interest and novelty of the paper.

Selection of the papers will be made on the basis of the following criteria:

‐General interest of the subject

‐Quality of the content

‐Relevance to subjects covered by any of the two committees, namely (scientific or professional).

Authors should indicate to which category of contribution they intend to contribute.

Submission requirements

Interested parties are invited to submit an abstract (250 to 300 words) of their proposed paper with

‐Title, along with a brief

‐Name and current biography of the author/s.


‐Contact details (phone number, email id, mailing address with postal code and country)

In order to submit your paper, a link will be available soon published

Important Deadlines

Completing requirements of the Conference on time is critical for all presenters, conference planners and attendees, so the following deadlines are mandatory for your participation.

Abstract due 15th March 2014
Notification of acceptance 30th March 2014
Full paper due 15th May 2014
Reviewer comments 30th June 2014
Final paperdue 22nd July 2014
Conference From 29th to 31st October 2014

Author Guidelines

Two different types ofpapers will be considered:

‐«Scientific papers» related to the TRIZ theory and methodological developments

‐«Practitioners papers» related to the application of Innovation methodologies

Two lengths of papers will be distinguished:

« Short papers »

They should be at least 2 pages long (approximately 800 words), leading to 15 minutes of presentation (including Q&A)

« Long papers »

They should be at least 4 and maximum 6 pages long (approximately 2400 words), granting access to a full‐lengthpresentation (30 minutesincluding Q&A)

The finalpaper template will be available soon on

This flyer can be downloaded here.


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TRIZ Trends 2014, A Conference in GE India


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John F. Welch Technology Center, Bangalore, INDIA is hosting an event on

Time: Thursday – March 20, 2014 

Venue: John F. Welch Technology Center, Bangalore, INDIA

on the following topic

TRIZ Trends 2014

There will be invited speakers from

GE, Gen3 Partners, Reliance, Mindtree, SKF, Cummins, Target, TrizIndia Forum and TRIZ Asia

Registration is FREE.

Please register for the event here –


Please download the event flyer from here

What are the challenges of implementing TRIZ in India

Dear All TRIZ masters and TRIZniks in India


TRIZ is the most important invention of 20th Century. But it has not yet become and innovation (invention + Money) in India.

What are the challenges in India for implementing TRIZ.


1. Lack of patriotism on Indians

2. Brain Drain

3. Chaturvarnyam – Means dividing the people as 4 categories a. rahmins (Who perform rituals for pleasing God) b.  Warriors c. Traders d. Downroden who perform all the trades.

4. Drug addiction including cigarette, charas, ganja, liquor

5. Cricket betting

6. Corruption (after effect of 4 above)

7. Treating women as less previlaged


Let us debate on this


Best Regards


TRIZ evangelist

Challenges for implementing TRIZ in India

Dear All TRIZ Masters and TRIZniks


What are the challenges for implementing TRIZ in India?

1. Lack of patriotism

2. Brain drain

3. Chaturvarnyam (Treating people on 4 categories a. Brahmins who perform rituals to please God, b. Warriors, c. Traders d. Workers

4. abuse of drugs, cigarette, ganja, liquor

5. Corruption – an after effect of #4 above

6. Resistance to mindset change

7. Believing that products from other countries are good.


Let us debate on this


Best Regards


What Drives Battery Evolution?

Hi Innovators,

I was reading about battery as one of the key barriers for mobile technology evolution. The capacity of battery has increased only 2 times in last 10 years whereas processing speed has gone 12 folds up. Here is a graph I came across showing Battery evolution with time.

          I am just wondering, what is actually changing over time. Does it follow the TRIZ laws of technology evolution? At least two major trends I know

1. Increasing Contrability and Dynamics

2. Moving from MACRO to micro (Field changes from Mechanical –>Thermal –>Pneumatic /Hydraulic–>Chemical –> Electrical–> Electromagnetic) 

Apparently I am not able to link the battery trend with evolution priciples. Your views will help to bring more insights.

Source :




Structured Innovation Method for our Productivity Puzzle

We have been engaged in a java based development project where the development process is well defined and stream lined. We had already optimized the development process to a fairly optimal level and automated some key areas of development that gave us a good productivity boost.

However the productivity levels achieved with all the process optimization and the automations we adopted were still not sufficient to meet the deadlines, we would be behind schedule by nearly a month if the same productivity was carried forward. The team believed that they have done all possible things and there is no further room for any optimizations and even if there is room it will still be only incremental. But our management team believed that we are not leveraging sufficient re-use opportunities and we must explore possibilities of re-use.

We decided to do a structured innovation exercise to find out if we come up with any ideas that will give us significant productivity improvement. We told ourselves that we are going do the exercise without any pre-conceived opinions and just follow the method

Here is the method that we followed:


We started with everyone in the room sharing their Ideal Final Result (IFR) and eventually we narrowed down that the IFR that we wanted to achieve was to bring about 3 fold increase in development productivity.


We went on deeper into the problem identification by process decomposition and finding out the development step that took the maximum amount of time, essentially we had an 8 step development process and identified the slowest step


Once we identified the specific problem area, we narrowed down the root cause of the problem by repeatedly asking why that problem is occurring or in other words ‘what is preventing’ us to solve the problem and we kept drilling it down until we could not go any further, and eventually came down to a specific step that was slowing down the integration time significantly.

Also we explored the broader problem that we are solving by asking ourselves ‘why do we want to solve’ and established the deadline goals for the project delivery

The outcome:

Once the problem was narrowed down to the specific step that is the cause of the problem, the solution to solve it came out naturally from the team and it resulted in us introducing a specific additional process prior to initiating the development that would bring down the integration effort multifold. So eventually it turned out that the re-use was not really the cause of the core productivity issue but the delay in integration.

Some inventive principles applied:

After we defined the process step we continued further to explore opportunities for further improvement by applying the inventive principles and here are some principles we applied

Prior Action: We introduced a process to be carried out prior to the development that will address the integration delay

Asymmetry: Currently our development teams were equally divided to make progress into development, after the exercise we decided to form a team that is smaller than the development team to operationalize the ‘Prior Action’ that needs to be done so that it does not come into the critical path of the development cycle. There by we introduced asymmetry to the team distribution

Taking out: Once we have done all the exercise we just glanced at our 8 step development process and asked ourselves can we ‘take out’ any of them and reduce the number of steps and it turned out that indeed we can take out a step and completely automate it, which will further save our overall development time



we all left the room with a sense of satisfaction that the 90 minutes that we spent on this exercise was worth it, as we truly believe that it will save days if not weeks worth of productivity gains

EMC Trends 2013 TRIZ overlay

As eleven EMC executives offer their predictions of which technologies and trends will transform cloud computing, Big Data and IT security the most in 2013, my aim is to find the underlying triz trend and possibly push one more evolution round. I assume a time frame of 1 year, basis is 8 TRIZ evolution trends applied to Mobile, applied on EMC executives predictions.

Prediction quote (emphasis and few links are mine)

My warped explanation of the underlying TRIZ trend

What can happen next on this trend

an intelligence-driven security model…will require multiple components including:  a thorough understanding of risk, the use of agile controls based on pattern recognition and predictive analytics, and the use of big data analytics to give context to vast streams of data from numerous sources to produce timely, actionable information

Law of completeness exemplified with the ENGINE understood as risks and risk related information originating across the board with a TRANSMISSION visualized as streams of information flowing to WORKING UNIT where actions are initiated from the information to contain risks and its effects and having some CONTROL on the above elements including analytics

Law of uneven development on above will mean the 4 elements will evolve in different speeds.

Within the same time frame, I feel the engine element will evolve the slowest with not many newer risk categories getting added but we may have to deal with geometrically higher number of information streams, with big data analytics playing a super system role. Governance at working unit level will go through changes as well with many tasks getting automated.

For CIOs, the common theme is “now.” Rapid time to value is the leading driver. In many cases today, the business unit holds the money and determines the priorities, but they don’t care much about platforms, just the best solution for a specific problem…movement to cloud solutions is only going to escalate

Transition to Micro Level will mean that instead of a single cloud solution at enterprise level, each department or project will begin its own adoption independently. Budgeting and allocation as always and the experiments and trials of solutions, both in size and time will shift to micro level. i.e. smaller projects with shorter time cycles to try. You can check the free trial offers from HP, Google, AWS, vmWare to see how micro this has actually become already.

Adoption rates will most likely be at the beginning of the sharp rise in the S curve (with X axis linear time, Y axis cumulative % of adoption of a cloud solution).

IT will begin its delayed policy making role later in the year with governance as the central goal after many micro-level cloud solutions get adopted in the enterprise.  Possibly negotiate with popular choice vendors for supporting internal laggard/late adopter needs.

The transformation to hybrid cloud environments, and the need to move data between corporate IT data centers and service providers, will accelerate. The concepts of both data and application mobility to enable organizations to move their virtual applications will become the norm.

Already the roles and responsibilities of the different channel entities are blurring. SIs are becoming resellers; resellers are becoming service providers; and even end users are becoming service providers. Over the next three years, it is probable that the traditional mix of end-user, channel, alliance and service organizations will change, merge or disappear.

Transition to Super system will mean aggregation and unification of the entire service procurement including licensing, integration, migration, channel management etc

More sub systems and services of the past will move to the super system and will be on the path to become ubiquitous.Most partner ecosystems these days already include license offers, marketing support, education support and account management for partners. Examples could be GoogleVMware partner programs

The emergence of the Hadoop data ecosystem has made cost-effective storage and processing of petabytes of data a reality.  Innovative organizations are leveraging these technologies to create an entire new class of real-time data-driven applications

IT will continue to see abstractions with more intelligence in the data center moving to a software control plane that uses Web-based technologies to access compute, networking, and storage resources as a whole (e.g. software-defined data center). Cloud model tenets like efficiency and agility will expand to include simplicity as data centers look for easier ways to consume technology.

Law of Conduction will mean emergence of standards for data and application portability this year.  de-facto standard is my expectation and de-jure standards especially from EU region is also possible as governments can step in to decide and declare norms from the “jungle of standards”

Law of Harmonization will necessitate smooth transitions at application and portfolio level and will mean newer services especially in migration and testing to make sure business continuity.

Simplicity, agility, portability testing, or <<other cloud tenet>> services may emerge as key sellers from offshore.