26 October 2021.
The International Conference TRIZ Developers Summit “TRIZ in Development” is one of the major annual events of the TRIZ community. In 2021, the conference was held in online format on October 15 and 16 - TRIZ in Technology, IT and Business, and on August 23 - TRIZ in Education. The conference was dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the TRIZ founder G.S. Altshuller. There were 36 speakers from Belarus, Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, and the USA, 11 of them TRIZ Masters. About 500 attendees from 33 countries took part in the conference: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Norway, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United States.
In the section TRIZ applications in technology, IT and business was presented a wide range of material on TRIZ development as a scientific theory. Research in the area of TRIZ Ontology, TRIZ applications in manufacturing enterprises, medicine and business problem solving were discussed. The importance of a general theory of System Evolution was discussed, which would allow to apply TRIZ for inventive problem solving in any field of human activities. The main idea of the TRIZ Developers Summit is to unite and coordinate different fields of TRIZ development: development of the scientific foundations of TRIZ, practical application of TRIZ in technology, IT and business, TRIZ education and training of TRIZ specialists.
In the section TRIZ in Education, the participants discussed presentations representing various TRIZ schools, different approaches to TRIZ teaching and TRIZ methods for innovative changes in training and education. During the discussion and summing up the results of the section, participants discussed common problems in TRIZ education: the organisation of TRIZ trainings is still initiated by enthusiasts and not supported by state programs.
The main goal of TRIZ methods in education is to develop inventive and creative thinking and educate people a proactive attitude towards life. In order to realise this goal, it is necessary to combine new curriculum content which focuses on the tools for inventive problem solving, research methods for systems evolution and methods, forming variability, flexibility, criticality, and systemic thinking.
The conference participants unanimously adopted an appeal to the authorities of Baku, the city where G.S. Altshuller lived, to perpetuate the memory of the TRIZ founder in his hometown.
The conference materials (presentations and videos) are available at https://triz-summit.ru/confer/tds2021/.
The next TRIZ Summit Conference is scheduled for October 14-16, 2022.
See you at next year’s conference!
Best regards, TRIZ SUMMIT 2021 Organising Committee.