UCLA Extension

Invent the Future of Your Technology Today

A 1-Day Short Course

In this introduction into Innovation Using TRIZ, learn basic concepts of TRIZ, a methodology to develop both breakthrough solutions to problems needing innovative solutions and invent the future of your technology. Also learn how to develop better solutions at a lower cost, in less time and with less number of people involved.

This course provides an overview of TRIZ methods including the algorithm for resolving conflicts between product or process parameters while minimizing product changes and costs. Even the most difficult problems with contradictions involved can be routinely solved. Learn how to make your technology more ideal and how to keep your team more creative and innovative.

This interactive course includes lectures, real-world examples and practice. Bring your real-life problem for a class discussion!

Participants receive comprehensive handouts.


Zinovy Royzen is a Master of TRIZ certified by Genrich Altshuller, the creator of TRIZ. He is the founder and President of TRIZ Consulting, Inc., Seattle, Washington, the first U.S. company to apply TRIZ, cofounder and 1998-2007 Director and Vice President of Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies.

He is a leading TRIZ consultant, project facilitator, trainer and TRIZ developer. He has taught thousands of engineers. He has transformed the classical TRIZ theory into the most powerful and user friendly version of modern TRIZ.

Royzen Zinovy has been applying TRIZ to new product development, quality improvement, cost reduction, and inventive problem solving in innovation since 1980. He has been developing and teaching TRIZ since 1984.
He has led workshops and/or provided consultation at numerous organizations, including Boeing Co., Eastman Kodak, Ford Motor Company, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Hewlett-Packard, Illinois Tool Works, Kimberly-Clark, LG Electronics, Lucent Technologies, National Semiconductor, NASA, Paccar, Philips Semiconductors, Samsung, Siemens, Thermo King Corporation, and Xerox.

Mr. Royzen has been conducting his TRIZ courses for UCLA Extension since 1997.

He is a MS in mechanical engineering, the author of many TRIZ papers and holds 31 patents.


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  • Defining an exhaustive set of problems to develop next product or process generation
  • Algorithm for developing breakthrough solutions to conflicts without any tradeoff
  • Six Direct Ways for developing breakthrough solutions by eliminating an unwanted function or its result
  • Revealing and eliminating the causes of a failure faster than traditional Root-Cause Analysis
  • Developing better products at a lower cost and in less time
  • Three techniques for developing the best ways to introduce a new function
  • Inventing the new generation of a product or a process using the set of trends of the successful system evolution
  • Enhancing your team’s creativity and avoiding stagnation
  • The best strategies for keeping the leading position in the competition

For more information contact the Short Course Program Office:
shortcourses@uclaextension.edu (310) 825-3344 | fax (310) 206-2815