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Systematic Creativity and TRIZ basics

It is an online course for all interested in algorithms of systematic creativity. We will learn algorithms for step-by-step heuristics, conceptual design, new patentable ideas. Course modules are modern TRIZ and other analytical tools that have proven their efficiency in the industry.

Have you ever thought why it is hard to find an idea that can save a product, project or business? How to analyze the situation where you need an out of box solution? How to deliver systematically the list of patentable concepts to improve a product or a service? How to circumvent patents of competitors and develop IP strategy?

There are videos with a theoretical part in the course, interactive quizzes and problems. There are 50+ examples of smart new product design, technology troubleshooting and inventive solutions, many of which are coming from success and failure stories of technological giants. Most cases originate from engineering domain, although basic knowledge like how car breaks work and what is inside a refrigerator...except food ;).

Through the course you will:

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course the learner is expected to be able to:

Course structure

The workload of the course is equivalent to 6 ECTS.

  1. Introduction
  2. Basics of patenting
  3. Function Definition
  4. Ideal Final Result
  5. Function-oriented Search
  6. Biomimetics
  7. Function Modelling and Trimming
  8. Contradictions
  9. Cause-Effect Chain Analysis
  10. Trends of Engineering System Evolution
  11. Axiomatic Design
  12. Design for Manufacturing and Assembly


  • Partner:
    Österbottens Svenska Producentförbund
  •  
    Merinova AY OB
  • University:
    Lappeenranta University of Technology
    Finland
    Lappeenranta University of Technology

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