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Oxford Creativity’s development of a unique and effective 'TRIZ Training Workshop Programme', helps anyone learn TRIZ, be effective and self sufficient in TRIZ problem solving in the minimum possible time.

TRIZ Training Workshops have delivered audited success of innovative problem solving in major companies for over 17 years.

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TRIZ offers systematic innovation; by learning TRIZ and following its rules we can accelerate creative problem solving for both individuals and project teams. Companies that successfully apply TRIZ are using the success and knowledge of the whole world, and are not dependent on the spontaneous and occasional creativity of individuals, or groups of engineers, within their organisation. TRIZ is not just powerful for technical problem solving but is also successfully used on a wide range of management issues.

TRIZ training offers structured TRIZ qualifications:

  • TRIZ Problem Solver - publication of a case study demonstrating a problem solved with TRIZ.
  • TRIZ Champion - completion of the Advanced TRIZ workshop.
  • TRIZ Tyro - completion of the Basic TRIZ workshop.
  • TRIZ Aware - completion of the Introduction to TRIZ day (available through the IET).

THE FULL TRIZ TOOLKIT

Effective TRIZ Problem Solving in 5 days

Oxford Creativity has developed a programme of 5 intense days, in order to fit in with the busy schedules of the engineers and managers who learn with us. These 5 days are split into 2 workshops: Basic and Advanced TRIZ. Visit the Events page for dates and venue details.

DAY 1:  Fast Track TRIZ:
Introduction to Problem Solving

An introduction to and overview of the TRIZ tools, the TRIZ problem solving process and the fundamentals of creative problem solving and innovative thinking.

You learn and use the TRIZ tools for developing systems and intellectual property protection (the TRIZ Trends of Technical Evolution) and for understanding and mapping problems and solutions (9 boxes).

DAY 2:  Solving Contradictions
& Using Resources

Learn and use the TRIZ tools for solving technical and physical contradictions (40 Inventive Principles, Separation Principles, 39 Parameters and the TRIZ Contradictions matrix), and discover how to solve problems cleverly by using what we have: our Resources.

Discover TRIZ creativity tools of Ideal Outcome, X-factor and Ideality, and learn how to use the TRIZ tools in combination to solve problems.

DAY 3:  Function Analysis, Standard Solutions & Creativity Tools

Learn the full tool-kit of TRIZ Creativity Tools for breaking psychological inertia and generating creative ideas.

Learn the powerful tool for mapping engineering systems, understanding systems and solving problems:  TRIZ Function Analysis and complete your TRIZ toolkit by learning the TRIZ Standard Solutions, simple and powerful lists for fast and effective problem solving.

DAY 4:  The Problem Solving Process

The Advanced workshop concentrates on the practical application of TRIZ on difficult, real world problems. Learn how to use all the TRIZ tools together in the systematic TRIZ problem solving process, and how to define and understand problems.

Use the 9 Boxes in more advanced ways for understanding and predicting hazards and root cause problems, and how to quickly and effectively capture all needs with the Ideal Outcome.

The day finishes with a hands-on exercise stepping through problem solving process on either engineering or management issue.

DAY 5:  Facilitating TRIZ

To tackle difficult problems and generate creative solutions, you need not only a powerful toolkit and method like TRIZ, but often a facilitator to guide the process and ensure that everyone is working effectively together.

Focussing on:
The fundamentals of creative teams;
Hands-on experience in facilitating the use of individual TRIZ tools;
Understanding the role of the facilitator;
Developing facilitation skills:

Tips and techniques for encouraging everyone’s innovation



CREATIVITY TOOLS

There will also be a number of creativity tools to help delegates become familiar with simple but powerful tools to help break psychological inertia. These are tools for both problem understanding and solving and are clever techniques to help get the most out of your brain.  Creative team building is central to all the exercises in these workshops and our training days are designed to make maximum use of the time available and are rigorous, interactive and challenging. Each workshop lasts 8 hours and a substantial part of each day is taken up with learning exercises.


Developing Products and Patents with TRIZ workshop

As this an advanced level TRIZ workshop, the first day is a 1 Day Introduction to TRIZ workshop: experienced TRIZ users and graduates of Oxford Creativity TRIZ workshops may apply just for Days 2 and 3. Places on the first day may also be booked for senior managers or team members separately.

DAY 1:  Introduction to TRIZ

An introduction to and overview of the TRIZ tools, the TRIZ problem solving process and the fundamentals of creative problem solving and innovative thinking.

Learn and use the TRIZ tools for developing systems and intellectual property protection (TRIZ Trends of Technical Evolution) and for understanding and mapping problems and solutions (9 boxes).

TRIZ is unique in that it is based upon patent analysis and TRIZ Tools are perfectly suited to circumvent and strengthen patents. Innovation-driven businesses use TRIZ to develop and protect their Intellectual Property to generate incremental and revolutionary improvements on  inventions.

DAY 2:  Patent Strategy

An introduction to how TRIZ thinking and TRIZ tools can help us think clearly.

The Ideal Outcome is used to uncover and identify all unmet needs for a new invention, and Thinking in Time and Scale is used to chart past, present and future of inventions: helping uncover future opportunities for, and threats to, intellectual property.

TRIZ tools for understanding and solving Contradictions help us understand patents and use Effects database to develop new inventions using proven technology.

DAY 3:  Understanding & Circumventing

 Senior Dehns' attorneys take us through how to understand patents and assess the inventive step, explains how to develop an intelligent patent strategy.

The most powerful tool for analysing a patent -
TRIZ Function Analysis
- is introduced, and we learn how to circumvent or leapfrog a patent by systematically applying the Trimming Rules.

We apply the TRIZ Trends of Technical Evolution to develop inventions to their next generation, allowing us to leapfrog competing technologies, or ring-fence our own.


Oxford Creativity has been working with creative teams and facilitating problem solving workshops for over 17 years, and have extensive hands-on practical experience of how to make the most effective use of your organisation’s most powerful resource – your people’s time, energy and cleverness. To tackle difficult problems and generate creative solutions, you need not only a powerful toolkit and method like TRIZ, but often a facilitator to guide the process and ensure that everyone is working effectively together.



Learn TRIZ With the IET

One day workshops with The Institution of Engineering and Technology (www.theiet.org)

The IET work in partnership with Oxford Creativity, the leading TRIZ training provider in Europe, to deliver this fast-paced introduction to TRIZ with hands-on experience of the most commonly used TRIZ tools: the 40 Inventive Principles, the Trends of Technical Evolution, Resources and Thinking in Time and Scale.

For more information or to book on an IET 'Introduction to TRIZ' workshop, please visit the IET's website.



Oxford TRIZ IP Development Programme

Oxford TRIZ IP Development Programme has been specifically designed for companies seeking the strategic advantages of strong intellectual property (IP) portfolios. Combining research, analysis and fast-paced workshops our Oxford Creativity experienced and enthusiastic experts guide your teams to effectively and immediately apply TRIZ to develop your IP and produce relevant results every time.

We offer workshops for every stage from inventive idea generation through to strengthening or ring-fencing your new patents, plus all the necessary background work and research to ensure that everyone hits the ground running, efficiently focusing their energies in the right places, on the real problems and on the right products.



Level 2 MATRIZ International Certification Workshop

This workshop also prepares the participants for Level 2 International Certification Exam, which will be delivered at the end of the workshop. The certification was developed by TRIZ founder Genrikh Altshuller, who established the International TRIZ Association under his leadership and presidency. 

Altshuller chartered the Association to run the TRIZ International Certification. This certification is internationally recognised, and the workshop will be delivered by Dr Sergei Ikovenko, current president of the International TRIZ Association.



If you are interested in finding out more about TRIZ from the comfort of your desk, our new series of "Welcome to TRIZ" webinars, live and interactive, aim to introduce TRIZ, explain what it is and show how it can help you become a more effective problem solver. 


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