Basic TRIZ (Associate Certification by the Altshuller Institute)


This self-paced course will teach you the basics of TRIZ. You will also be given best-in-class prep for the Altshuller Institute's internationally recognized Associate Certification.

You will learn the following skills:

  • How to find and formulate problems worth solving
  • How to develop compromise-free, breakthrough solutions
  • How to objectively determine strategic directions in the evolution of your product or technology


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Module A: Introduction

  • Fundamental concepts of TRIZ. TRIZ-based systematic innovation
  • Technological systems

Module B: Function modeling and analysis

  • Functions. Types of functions
  • Ideal technological system
  • Function modeling and analysis
  • Cause-effect analysis (CAE) and its use to identify root causes of problems
  • Using function modeling and CAE to identify problems worth solving.

Module C: Resolving system conflicts

  • System conflicts
  • Physical contradictions and separation principles
  • Methods for resolving system conflicts.

Module D: Evolution of technological systems

  • Laws of technological system evolution
  • Lines of technological system evolution
  • Using the laws and lines of evolution for product and technology forecasting


24b1463Victor Fey

Managing Partner of The TRIZ Group, LLC, TRIZ Master and a close associate of Genrikh Altshuller, the founder of TRIZ.

Victor has over 35 years’ experience in TRIZ research, training and application. His work has ranged the gamut from teaching, coaching and consulting, to facilitating cross-functional teams in delivering breakthrough product and technology solutions to many of the Global 1000. Only at Hyundai-Kai Motors, his consulting effort resulted in obtaining over 100 patents with an estimated ROI of $100 million. From 1997 through 2014, he was an Adjunct Professor at Wayne State University, where he taught the first graduate-level course in TRIZ in the West. He has lectured on the subject at MIT, Chalmers University, Technion, and others. He chairs the Certification Board of the Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies and the Committee for TRIZ Development of the International TRIZ Association’s R&D Council. His books include, Innovation on Demand: New Product Development Using TRIZ (penned with Eugene Rivin of Wayne State), released by Cambridge University Press, and Effective Innovation: The Development of Winning Technologies (co-authored with Don Clausing of MIT), published by ASME Press.


  • You will receive a textbook and other course materials
  • You will receive emails with homework assignments, which you will turn in via email.
  • The instructor will provide detailed comments on every homework assignment you submitted.
  • You are encouraged to contact the instructor with any course-related questions and concerns any time during the course.
  • The instructor will reply to your questions within a 48-hour period and will provide comments on assignments within a week of submission.
  • Regular meetings (phone, WebEx, GoToMeeting, or Skype) will be scheduled between you and the instructor to discuss any course-related matters

Post-training support

  • Our 60-day post-training support includes online meetings and/or teleconferences to discuss any TRIZ related questions or challenges you may have.


  • Training: $2,000.00
  • 60-day post-training support: Free



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