Matej Hohnjec

Using I-TRIZ as a tool for inovation


matej hohnjec



TRIZ (Russian: teoriya resheniya izobretatelskikh zadatch, or literally: "theory of the resolution of invention-related tasks") is a problem-solving, analysis and forecasting tool derived from the study of patterns of invention in the global patent literature. It was developed by the Soviet inventor and science-fiction author Genrich Altshuller (1926-1998) and his colleagues, beginning in 1946, on a foundation of extensive research covering hundreds of thousands of inventions across many different fields to produce a #theory which defines generalisable patterns in the nature of inventive solutions and the distinguishing characteristics of the problems that these inventions have overcome.

TRIZ includes a #practicalMethodology, tool sets, a #knowledgeBase, and model-based technology for generating innovative solutions for #problemSolving. It is useful for problem formulation, #systemAnalysis, #failureAnalysis, and patterns of system evolution.

There is well known example of Samsung, which has invested heavily in embedding TRIZ use throughout the company, right up to and including the CEO. A figure says: "In 2003 TRIZ led to 50 new patents for Samsung and in 2004 one project alone, a DVD pick-up innovation, saved Samsung over $100 million. TRIZ is now an obligatory skill set if you want to advance within Samsung".

This presentation will, in details, show one complete example of use of TRIZ as a tool through software (IPS or DE) that helped a company fortify its innovation path.





As one of the acquaintances recommends him: “Matej Hohnjec is a very focused professional with an extensive knowledge and dedication to his work”, we agree to that!

Specialties of Matej is firstly Six Sigma - DMAIC (a core tool used to drive Six Sigma projects), and DFSS (Design for Six Sigma), but he is also very well recognized for his work on a fields of Lean, TPM, Shopfloor Management... He is working on Six Sigma projects from 2005 and currently is one of the 4 partners in the consulting firm 3ZEN.

Lately, he is working with TRIZ more and more, and has partnered with Ideation International INC, Michigan, USA, who believe in a proactive approach to the innovation cycle.

Matej's guest appearance in Belgrade is definitely something that anyone who is just a bit engaged in #innovation as a part of #continuousImprovement should not miss!