40 Principles

The 40 Principles are solution triggers, very general ideas of how to solve a contradiction. They are the easiest TRIZ tool to use, and the one most likely to give us good solutions fairly easily and quickly.

They are the total number of ways (40) the world has found to solve contradictions.


The 40 Principles

The 40 Principles are solution triggers, very general ideas of how to solve a contradiction. They are the easiest TRIZ tool to use, and the one most likely to give us good solutions fairly easily and quickly. They are the total number of ways (40) the world has found to solve contradictions.

Dancing lady using 40 TRIZ Principles
dancing lady using 40 principles of TRIZ

Today in the West most engineers are taken aback to find there are only 40 simple, and easy to learn, rules for solving engineering problems with conflicts.

Yes these 40 Inventive Principles may be used to help solve both technical and non-technical problems quickly and simply. They show us how and where others have successfully eliminated contradictions and take us to the proven, powerful recorded solutions contained in the patent database.

Download the PDF list of the 40 Principles, with examples.

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