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Presentation | Time To Innovate - Method and software for innovation based on TRIZ


Empower the logic of systematic and robust innovation!

Industry has lately entered in innovation era. Companies need to permanently innovate to remain at the leading edge of technology. However, nowadays companies are not very or not equipped at all to innovate in a systematic way. The process of creativity is often associated with an innate ability of engineers; not as a skill that could be acquired. Our solutions are intended to guide research and development inventive activities; and make an engineer an inventor. We want to help companies to empower systematic and robust innovative processes.


When research meets industry

Time To Innovate is a result of the research, which aims to offer companies training, expertise and software solutions to help them through the process of systematic innovation. Our entire offering is based on 15 years of research in the field of creative and inventive design. This research was conducted jointly with the Design Engineering Laboratory (LGéCo) of INSA Graduate School of Science and Technology of Strasbourg and large industrial companies, clustered within the TRIZ Consortium:

Alstom Transport ArcelorMittal Research EADS CCR INSA Strasbourg

The partnership between research and industry has enabled the development of scientifically based tools, built for the industrial world.


Tools for Innovation

The research results at INSA Strasbourg led to the development of a methodology, namely "Inventive Design Method based on TRIZ" (IDM-TRIZ). IDM-TRIZ is based on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving – Russian translation of the acronym TRIZ - whose purpose is to theorize the act of inventing. STEPS software provides engineers with a methodological support to operate IDM-TRIZ. It integrates all phases of IDM-TRIZ and guides the user, step by step, from the analysis of fuzzy initial situations up to clearly defined and ranked inventive solution concepts.
The steps of the method and its associated software were built in close collaboration with industrial partners within the TRIZ Consortium and through the treatment of industrial problems.