Basic TRIZ-based Systematic Innovation for Engineering and Technology
(TRIZ Basic Level)

Hands-on Training and Certification – 3 days (24 hours)
Certificate: Level 1, MATRIZ (The International TRIZ Association)


This unique course developed by ICG T & C has gained worldwide recognition by offering intensive and hands-on training for those who are willing to solve difficult problems quickly and effectively, generate new ideas in a systematic way and incorporate systematic innovative skills to everyday use.

The course has been successfully performed at a number of world-leading companies, as well as for small and medium enterprises in many countries. At several organizations this course has triggered implementation of TRIZ to turn innovation into a systematic and predictable process to stay ahead of competition and being able to innovate on demand.

The course also introduces the latest TRIZ techniques which already have been proven at hundreds of real projects within different organizations, and which make learning TRIZ faster and its application more effective.

The course targets at acquiring practical skills in basic TRIZ-based Systematic Innovation and combines intensive learning with working on real-life projects brought by the course participants. Such integration brings extra added value to our customers. In many cases, finding solution concepts during our training courses immediately compensates the course fees and generates new intellectual property.

“He that climbs a ladder must begin at the first round”



This course lasts 3 days (24 hours), during which the participants learn the methodology of TRIZ and Systematic Innovation, and practice with their basic techniques. For each subject of study, the course follows this sequence:

  • Listening to the lectures.
  • Discussions of the lectures watched, questions and answers.
  • Case on each subject by the trainer.
  • Exercises by the course participants.

Hands-on practice includes working in groups by 3-4 participants on a unique case throughout the course.


Engineers, designers, new product development professionals, R&D professionals, technology and business development managers, knowledge management professionals, technology consultants, engineering students. No previous experience with TRIZ is required.


  • Understanding TRIZ and Systematic Innovation: The participants learn background and philosophy of TRIZ and Systematic Innovation which help them to understand and accept the major shift in the paradigm of innovative problem solving and systematic solution concepts generation.
  • Learning the methodology of problem solving: Basic problem analysis and solving techniques are presented and explained in detail by learning from previous case studies.
  • Mastering practical skills: The participants acquire and master practical skills with the problem solving by working with educational problems as well as real-life problems which are brought by the participants to the course.


Participants who successfully completed the course, including the assignments, will receive a certificate of Level 1 (Basic) issued by MATRIZ (The International TRIZ Association).

In addition, the certificate TRIZ PRACTITIONER: Basic Level issued by TTIC (TRIZ Training International Center) will be provided.


The courseware includes: the course slides, the course book “Guide to TRIZ and xTRIZ Techniques (Basic Level)”, various reference materials, the book “TRIZ: The Right Solution at the Right Time”. Additional books and video materials can be available.


  • Introduction to the background and overview of modern TRIZ and Systematic Innovation
  • Basic concepts of TRIZ: Ideality, Ideal Final Result, Resources, Contradictions, Technology Evolution.
  • Fighting psychological inertia and creative imagination development.
  • Multi-Screen Diagram of Thinking and Resources.
  • Practice in groups: Contradictions, Ideality and Resources.
  • Basic TRIZ Process: steps, techniques, income, outcome.
  • Roadmap to TRIZ-based Systematic Innovation.
  • Root Conflict Analysis (RCA+): a technique to decompose an inventive problem and extract specific contradictions from a fuzzy inventive situation.
  • Practice in groups: Root Conflict Analysis.
  • Closing discussion.
  • Reflection of the first day: questions and answers.
  • Formulating innovative problems in terms of contradictions.
  • 40 Inventive Principles for solving problems by eliminating technical contradictions and conflicts.
  • Exploring business model for resources.
  • Contradiction Matrix (Altshuller) technique for systematic access to Inventive Principles.
  • Practice in groups: Ideas generation with Contradiction Matrix and 40 Inventive Principles.
  • Closing discussion.
  • Reflection of the second day: questions and answers.
  • Ideas Evaluation and Landscaping.
  • Practice in groups: Ideas Evaluation and Landscaping.
  • Evaluation of intermediate problems.
  • Systematic use of TRIZ techniques, overview of advanced TRIZ techniques.
  • Implementation of TRIZ and Systematic Innovation to ensure maximum success.
  • Discussions and closing.

The program and contents might slightly deviate from course to course.


Participants of the course will have a technical advisory service for 3 months from the date of completion of the course. The advice will be carried out by telematic means: telephone, e-mail and/or videoconference.


  • The course is designed to be taught in public sessions at the ADIGAI INNOVATION facilities or in other agreed with participants, as well as In-Company format.
  • This is a 3 days course, with a lapsed learning and practice length of 24 hours. The course might be split to match the preferences, policies and specific requirements of companies or groups.
  • When training takes place in 3 days, each training day lasts at least 8 hours including lunch and breaks.
  • Some educational problems presented during the courses are selected from areas different from the areas of the participants’ subject-matter expertise. This is done intentionally to better understand basics of Systematic Innovation.
  • During the course, participants learn by working on their own projects. It is advised that participants bring their own problems to the course. If there are confidentiality requirements, it is possible to work with problems proposed by other participants or by ADIGAI INNOVATION.
  • Often, new ideas and solutions generated directly during the TRIZ training courses are turned into intellectual property related to the participants’ professional areas. ADIGAI INNOVATION will not demand participation in potential benefits which might be obtained by a customer from implementation of solutions resulted from the training courses or follow-up support, unless agreed otherwise before events take place.
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