Introduction to Innovation on Demand

An Innovation Course

*This course can be tailored or customized to your specific needs.

Course Overview

We used to think the ability to innovate was resigned to those special creative few with a special talent to envision the future. However, we now know the ability to innovate can be taught. This unique suite of Innovation On-Demand techniques is a repeatable knowledge-based methodology for innovative creation and problem solving. It can be applied to any type of process, system or product. The extensive knowledge of innovative concepts were gleaned from the study of millions of international patents over a 60 year timeframe. This seminar provides an overview of Innovation On-Demand techniques and facilitates discussions of how these techniques can benefit your organization.


  1. Understanding the basics of TRIZ & I-TRIZ – The Science of Inventive Problem Solving
  2. Learn fundamentals of the I-TRIZ approach to Innovative Problem Solving
  3. Understanding the basics of The Science of Technological Forecasting
  4. Understanding the basics of Patent Blocking, Strengthening and Circumvention

Lesson 1: TRIZ and I-TRIZ

  • A brief history of TRIZ and I-TRIZ
  • The science of technological system evolution
  • The I-TRIZ family of methodologies
  • The Inventive Problem Solving (IPS) Methodology

Lesson 2: I-TRIZ Fundamentals

  • The Principle of Ideality
  • Applying the operator knowledgebase, which is the path to innovation
  • Useful/harmful functions and contradictions
  • The Problem Formulator Diagram

Lesson 3: Basics of The Science of Technological Forecasting

  • Ideality: The utopian system goal of just pros and no cons
  • All systems have a logical evolutionary path to Ideality
  • Introducing the patterns, lines and steps of system evolution
  • Applying Innovation On-Demand thought catalysts to pursue Ideality

Lesson 4: Patent Blocking, Strengthening and Circumvention

  • Creating patents on-demand that block and fence a new invention
  • Strengthening of existing patents
  • The science of circumventing existing patents
  • Scoring the value of an Innovation with the BACUP Method