Lappeenranta, Finland

Systematic Creativity and TRIZ Basics

when 24 June 2024 - 28 June 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 779

New ideas always lighten up faces. It's already a big thing, but they can – depending on their size and strength – to save a project or a business, to become a device, a poem or a patent, to change life or just to add sparkling moment to it. In the course we teach the tools of systematic creativity, how to think out of the box. We introduce the theory for inventive problem solving, TRIZ, and some other methods. About 150 inventive problems are solved together in (and outside of) the class. The teaching is flipped, blended, problem-based, supported by MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).

Course leader

Leonid Chechurin, Professor, LUT University

Target group

M.Sc. 1-2 (suitable for postgraduates and undergraduates)

Course aim

After having completed the course, the student should be able to:

Recognize the role and place of creativity and inventing in innovation process/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, Contradiction analysis, biomimetics)
Act step-by-step, systematically when creative and out-of-box ideas are needed

Fee info

EUR 779: EUR 669 for partner-universities students
10% Early-bird discount by 1.3.2024