Lappeenranta, Finland

Systematic Creativity and TRIZ Basics

when 27 June 2022 - 1 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 595

Introduction: creativity, invention, innovation. Creativity obstacles and supporters. Place of creativity in modern economy. Invention and Innovation. Basic institutions of invention: know-how, patent, public good (paper). Thinking inertia and other invention killers. Tools for creativity support and place of TRIZ among them. Biomimetics. Definition of Function. Function Oriented Search. Axiom of IdealFi-nal Resultin TRIZ. Formulation, examples. Operation time, opera-tion zone. Invention as contradiction elimination.Engineering contradictions and elimination standards. Altshuller Matrix. Physical contradictions and elimination standards. Separation principles. About 200 creative problems, case studies, examples and projects are discussed/solved through the course. The course is proposed to be suitable also for doctoral studies.

Course leader

Professor Leonid Chechurin, LUT School of Engineering Science.

Target group

M.Sc. and PhD students

Course aim

Aims: After having completed the course, the student should be able to:
- recognizethe roleandplace of creativity and inventingin in-novationprocess/business,
- identify inventive problems in the complex process of product development,
- Apply several tools for systematic idea generation (Function modelling, Ideal final result, Function-oriented search, Con-tradiction analysis, biomimetics),
- Actstep-by-step, systematically when creative and out-of-box ideas are needed.

Credits info

3 EC

Fee info

EUR 595: The LUT Summer School fee is composed of tuition and accommodation fees.

For partner university students or students of a visiting lecturer's university
Tuition fee: 1 week EUR 595, 2 weeks EUR 695, 3 weeks EUR 795.
Accommodation: 1 week EUR 220, 2 weeks EUR 290, 3 weeks EUR 370

For non-partner university students
Tuition fee: 1 week EUR 695; 2 weeks EUR 795, 3 weeks EUR 895.
Accommodation: 1 week EUR 220, 2 weeks EUR 290, 3 weeks EUR 370

Tuition fee includes attending the courses, 1 lunch/day and social activities.