Our Intensified Innovation™ Services:

We offer a wide range of services:

We provide consulting to focus your innovative skills and knowledge. Technical solution innovation is expensive and essential for future success. We provide services to intensify and accelerate your development process. Our skill sets go well beyond fluid dynamics in the innovation area.


We have many years of developing new technical solutions to wide variety of problems, which have often resulted in potentially protectable solutions (patents). Expanding the range of initial concepts is essential to effective innovation. We are skilled practitioners at helping clients define and describe the inventive problem. Our innovation consulting uses a toolbox including the TRIZ tools.

One of the many myths of innovation is that the spark of insight is random. The results from using a systematic approach such as the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TIPS) or TRIZ (a Russian acronym) debunks this myth.

Example of application to spray technology - two items that you can download 

2009 paper abstract- spray application

2008 full paper- spray application

What is TRIZ?

TRIZ is an acronym of Russian words that  translates into  English as Theory of Inventive Problem Solving.  It is a collection of tools and processes to intensify innovation.

TRIZ on Wikipedia

Who invented TRIZ?

Genrich Altschuller developed the foundational concepts of TRIZ and published several books on this subject.   His work started in the former Soviet Union during the 1940's and continued for 60 years.

What are the fundamental concepts of TRIZ?

Ideality: More ideal products and processes replace less ideal products over time. A clear understanding and expression of ideality is invaluable.   For example, airlines quickly adopted the ideal check-in process-- The passenger checks in himself.  Web based check-in boarding pass issuance is an advantage to the airline and to the passenger.  

Technical Conflict: Many designs are compromises while innovative designs eliminate the compromise. Unresolved technical conflicts can often be recognized because a design has been "optimized".  The optimized result has minimized the conflict, but not resolved it.

Resources

The following two books are useful to those new to the use of TIPS methods.

Innovation on Demand: New Product Development Using TRIZ by Victor Fey and Eugene Rivin, 2005

Simplified TRIZ: New Problem-Solving Applications for Engineers & Manufacturing Professionals by Kalevi Rantanen and Ellen Domb, 2002

Links:

The TRIZ journal is a source of articles on TRIZ -http://www.trizjournal.com

 

 

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