Technology Forecasting


This self-paced course will teach you a comprehensive process for the conceptual development of next-generation technologies and products based on the laws and lines
of technological system evolution and business analysis. You will use this process to identify breakthrough evolutions of a product or technology of your choosing.

You will learn the following skills:

  • How to assess the evolutionary potential of your product or technology
  • How to identify strategic directions of evolution of your product or technology
  • How to recognize major obstacles (conflicts) associated with identified strategic directions
  • How to rank and select new conceptual solutions



Module A: TechNav process of technology forecasting

  • Outline of TechNav
  • Levels of invention
  • Altshuller’s metrics for S-curve positioning
  • Alternative methods for S-curve positioning
  • System’s evolution vs. super-systems’ evolutions
  • S-curve position and system development strategies
  • Coordination of the system’s position its S-curve with its position on lines of evolution
  • Identification of next steps on the lines of evolution
  • System conflicts associated with the next steps of system evolution
  • Risk mitigation and concept selection

Module B: Application of TechNav to your innovation challenge

  • Understanding the system, competitive systems and market/business landscape
  • Positioning the system on its S-curve
  • Positioning the system on lines of evolution
  • Identification of next steps in the system’s evolution
  • Formulation of system conflicts associated with the identified next steps of evolution
  • Concept selection


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.

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: $1,800.00
  • 60-day post-training support: Free



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