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TRIZ Certification Program

The ARIZONA INNOVATION AUTHORITY is Offering

     Three Levels of Certification in “Systematic Innovation with TRIZ”

What is it?

·      A new kind of certification that is available to high school, community college and university students for showing different levels of expertise in a very powerful, systematic innovation methodology.

Why would I want to do it?

·      Solve difficult problems faster/better than large % of adults

·      Solve problems that seem impossible, with elegant, patentable solutions

·      Designed to set the student apart from their peers – it’s new, so few of your peers will even know about it.

·      Ability to contribute value immediately upon being employed

·      Real-world experience with local companies

What does it cost in Money and Time?

 

Certification

Time to Complete

Cost*

Expected Time Per Week

Format

Basic TRIZ

2-3 months

$800

3-4 hrs/wk

1hr meeting
plus homework & on-line help

Advanced TRIZ

4-5 months

$1500

4-5 hrs/wk

1hr meeting/wk, 
2hrs company meeting/wk
plus homework & on-line help

Systematic Innovation

4-5 months

$1500

4-5 hrs/wk

1hr meeting,
2hrs company meeting/wk
plus homework & on-line help

*No cost for written materials – will be using a set of free e-books at www.opensourcetriz.com

When can I sign-up and start?

Introductory Session held August 20, 7-8pm

ASU/Tempe Memorial Union, Change Maker Room

Register: FREE  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/certification-in-systematic-innovation-tickets-48752378677  


You can sign-up for first session until September 4th.

Fees are due by September 7th.

The first meeting will be on September 10th.  Location is TBD

 

You don’t have to be an “A” student to succeed in this, but you might become one!

 

Certification Details:

 

Certifications

Basic TRIZ

“basics applied to example problems”

Advanced TRIZ

“advanced skills applied to company-supplied (internal) challenges”

(mini internship)

Systematic Innovation

“advanced skills applied to product innovation in company-supplied product challenge”

(mini internship)

Topics

·   Working with Functions

·   Basic Causal Analysis

·   Resolving Contradictions

·   Idealizing Functions

·   Advanced Causal Analysis

·   Advanced Resolution of Contradictions

·   Targeted Objects

·   Function Resources

·   Harmful Functions

·   Discovering Markets

·   Creating Offerings

·   Designing and Prototyping

·   Reducing Offering Burdens

·   Resolving Problems

·   Selling or Licensing your Offerings

Certification Requirements

·   90% scores on tests on each of the topics

·   90% score on homework

·   Create 5 elegant solutions for example problems

·   Problem picked by Student:

o  Simple causal analysis

o  Create three potential solutions

·   Requires successful completion of Basic TRIZ

·   90% score on tests covering each of the topics

·   Create 5 elegant solutions for example problems

·   Problem picked by Student:

o  Advanced causal analysis & 3 solutions

·   Mini-Internship – develop concept for solving internal company problem

·   Requires successful completion of Basic TRIZ and Advanced TRIZ

·   90% score on tests covering each of the topics

·   Problem picked by Student:

o  Advanced causal analysis & 3 solutions

·   Mini-Internship – develop concept for improved product.

Length

·   2-3 months

·   4-5 months

·   4-5 months

Format

·   1 hr meeting each week, plus optional time for extra needed help

·   2-3 hrs/wk of practice/homework

·   Months 1-2

o  1 hr meeting each week, plus optional time

o  3 hrs/wk of practice/homework

·   Months 3-4

o  1 hr meeting per week

o  3 hrs/wk working on student’s problem

·   Months 4-5

o  1 hr meeting per week

o  4 hrs/wk on company-supplied problem

·   Months 1-2

o  1 hr meeting each week, plus optional time

o  3 hrs/wk of practice/homework

·   Months 3-4

o  1 hr meeting per week

o  3 hrs/wk working on student’s product

·   Months 4-5

o  1 hr meeting per week

o  4 hrs/wk on company’s product

Cost

·   $800

·   $1500

·   $1500


More Details:

  • I found out about TRIZ in the mid-90's (after the breakup of the old USSR) while working at Intel.
  • I went to meet with a couple of Russian experts who had just moved to the US and I was amazed at what I heard, but I was still skeptical, so...
  • I hired several of them to prove they could solve some of Intel's toughest unsolved problems.  They were successful in every case; with more solutions, better solutions and in less time than we thought was possible.
  • After extensive training, application and coaching other people, I taught hundreds of people at Intel, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson and many smaller companies, along with three different universities. 
  • In my career as an engineer, nothing has been as fun and satisfying as being able to use these tools to create really cool solutions to problems that other people had given up on… the kind of solutions that you want to go home and tell your friends & family about!
  • Founder of “Arizona Innovation Authority”

“TRIZ” is a Russian acronym for the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving.  
It can give you the ability to:

·    Understand causes of the toughest problems (better than majority of people)

·    Develop better solutions to tough problems (proven faster than common approaches) 

·    Go beyond “Six-Sigma” and “incremental improvement” (you will see it for yourself)

·    Have a real reason to learn as much as you can (many people express this)

Why don’t adults know about it or use it?

  •      It’s new
  •      Can be threatening to people with lots of experience and education
  •      Seems too good to be true
  •      It comes from Russia – not known for great innovation
  •      Belief that tough problems require lots of money and complexity

Contact David Troness at david@troness.com or 480.280.7659

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