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Advances and Impacts of the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

The TRIZ Methodology, Tools and Case Studies

  • Sebastian Koziołek
  • Leonid Chechurin
  • Mikael Collan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Pei Zhang, Sarra Ghabri, Denis Cavallucci, Cecilia Zanni-Merk
    Pages 27-37
  3. Marek Mysior, Sebastian Koziołek, Eugeniusz Rusiński
    Pages 57-64
  4. Jianguang Sun, Kang Wang, Zhonghang Bai, Yu Wang, Runhua Tan
    Pages 75-82
  5. Sébastien Dubois, Hicham Chibane, Roland De Guio, Ivana Rasovska
    Pages 83-91
  6. Mariusz Ptak, Sebastian Koziołek, Damian Derlukiewicz, Marek Mysior, Mateusz Słupiński
    Pages 113-120
  7. Jerzy Chrząszcz, Piotr Salata
    Pages 121-134
  8. Davide Russo, Daniele Regazzoni, Caterina Rizzi
    Pages 147-157
  9. Monika Woźniak
    Pages 169-178
  10. Sebastian Koziołek, Mateusz Słupiński
    Pages 203-216

About this book


This book offers a collection of cutting-edge research on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ). Introduced by Genrich Altshuller in 1956, TRIZ has since been used by engineers, inventors and creators as an essential structured innovation method at businesses and organizations around the globe. The chapters of this book showcase work by selected authors from the 'TRIZ Future' conferences, which are organized by the European TRIZ Association (ETRIA).

The chapters reflect an international mix of new ideas on TRIZ and knowledge-based innovation, highlight recent advances in the TRIZ community, and provide examples of successful collaboration between industry and academia. The book first introduces the reader to recent methodological innovations, then provides an overview of established and new TRIZ tools, followed by a collection of case studies and examples of TRIZ implementation in various scientific and social contexts.


Case studies on TRIZ Advances in TRIZ methodology Application case studies for TRIZ Tools for TRIZ implementation Digital learning design with TRIZ methodology Altshuller's matrix Cause-effect chains analysis Participative innovation methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Koziołek
    • 1
  • Leonid Chechurin
    • 2
  • Mikael Collan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Machine Design and ResearchWrocław University of Science and TechnologyWrocławPoland
  2. 2.School of Engineering ScienceLappeenranta University of TechnologyLappeenrantaFinland
  3. 3.School of Business and ManagementLappeenranta University of TechnologyLappeenrantaFinland

About the editors

Sebastian Koziolek is an Associate Professor at Department of Machine Design and Research at Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland. He is the current president of the European TRIZ Association (ETRIA). His research is focused on the development of a new method for building a formal design representation space and new methods for inventive design.

Leonid Chechurin is a Professor at Lappenranta University of Technology, Finnland. He combined academic work (St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Kumoh National University of Technology, Politechnico di Milano) as Professor/Visiting Professor or department head and employment by leading innovating technology companies (Samsung SDI, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics) as a consultant/principal researcher for engineering design group. He is the editor of many books including 'Research and Practice on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ)' (Springer, 2016).

Dr. Mikael Collan works as a tenured Professor of strategic finance at Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland. His research concentrates on business modeling and application of fuzzy logic in business and industry. Mikael is an ordinary member of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters.

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