TRIZ Fundamentals Workshop
(with certification by the Altshuller Institute)

August 22, 2017 - August 24, 2017

Radisson Detroit Farmington Hills 31525 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334 USA

  • Instructor: Victor Fey

Three-day Experiential Training and International Certification by the Altshuller Institute


This experiential workshop will teach you the fundamentals of TRIZ – a globally renowned practice for the development of breakthrough innovations. You will receive hands-on experience in solving numerous real-life, complex product and process development challenges gleaned from various fields of modern engineering. You will also be given best-in-class prep for the Altshuller Institute's internationally recognized Associate Certification.

You will acquire the following skills:

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


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.


Day One (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

  • What is TRIZ. Functions and actions. Types of functions
  • Function modeling and analysis. Ideal systems.
  • System conflicts. Methods for resolving system conflicts
  • Physical contradictions. Methods for resolving physical contradictions

Day Two (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

  • Continuation of training in function modeling and resolving system conflicts
  • Using TRIZ to identify breakthrough innovation opportunities
  • Laws and lines of technological system evolution
  • TRIZ roadmap.

Day Three (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

  • Practicing TRIZ tools.
  • Associate Certification test (optional)


With Altshuller Institute certification – $2,000

Without Altshuller Institute certification – $1,800

10% discount for two or more participants from the same organization.

Besides instruction, the fee covers:

  • Course materials
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Three-month of post-training online support

To guarantee a class seat, the payment is due no later than August 5th, 2017. Cancellation made after August 15th, 2017 is subject to 20% cancellation fee.

After registration, you will receive an invoice that you can pay either by wire transfer or with a credit card.