TRIZ – The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

Current Research and Trends in French Academic Institutions

  • Denis Cavallucci

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ulises Valverde, Jean-Pierre Nadeau, Dominique Scaravetti
    Pages 1-42
  3. Philippe Blanchard, Pascal Crubleau, Hervé Christofol, Simon Richir
    Pages 63-83
  4. Renata Jonina, David Oget, Jacques Audran
    Pages 85-104
  5. David Damand, Marc Barth, Elvia Lepori
    Pages 105-128
  6. Lei Lin, Ivana Rasovska, Roland De Guio, Sébastien Dubois
    Pages 151-185
  7. Thongchai Chinkatham, Dominique Knittel, Denis Cavallucci
    Pages 187-209
  8. René Lopez Flores, Jean Pierre Belaud, Stéphane Negny, Jean Marc Le Lann, Guillermo Cortes Robles
    Pages 211-236
  9. Jesús Delgado-Maciel, Guillermo Cortes-Robles, Cuauhtémoc Sánchez-Ramírez, Giner Alor-Hernández, Jorge García-Alcaraz, Stéphane Negny
    Pages 237-260
  10. Alex Gabriel, Davy Monticolo, Mauricio Camargo, Mario Bourgault
    Pages 261-284

About this book


It has been two decades since the TRIZ theory originating in Russia spread across the world. Every continent adopted it in a different manner – sometimes by glorifying its potential and its perspectives (the American way); sometimes by viewing it with mistrust and suspicion (the European way); and sometimes by adopting it as-is, without questioning it further (the Asian way). However, none of these models of adoption truly succeeded.

Today, an assessment of TRIZ practices in education, industry and research is necessary. TRIZ has expanded to many different scientific disciplines and has allowed young researchers to reexamine the state of research in their field. To this end, a call was sent out to all known francophone research laboratories producing regular research about TRIZ. Eleven of them agreed to send one or more of their postdoctoral researchers to present their work during a seminar, regardless of the maturity or completeness of their efforts. It was followed by this book project, presenting one chapter for every current thesis in order to reveal the breadth, the richness and the perspectives that research about the TRIZ theory could offer our society. The topics dealt with e.g. the development of new methods inspired by TRIZ, educational practices, and measuring team impact.

The work presented here is generally intended for engineers, educators at all levels, industrialists, managers, researchers and political representatives. Offering a snapshot of various types of research conducted within the field of TRIZ in France, it represents a unique resource.


TRIZ Theory of Inventive Problem Solving TIPS Innovation Strategies Problem Solving Strategies Design Engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Denis Cavallucci
    • 1
  1. 1.INSA Strasbourg Strasbourg CedexFrance

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