Our Next Seminar

Please Note that this seminar has been cancelled because of corona virus

Title: Using Previously Hidden Knowledge to Think like a Genius: An Introduction to TRIZ

Date: Thursday 26th March 2020


TRIZ is a little known methodology from Russia with a very big potential. Patterns that were uncovered while delving deep into the patents database have revealed around 100 concepts, principles and strategies to solve any problem. Learn how to use these and you can think like a genius!

In the 1940s, Genrich Alsthuller, the original ‘knowledge archaeologist’ credited with uncovering such a treasure chest of insights, explained this as cataloguing known success. What a great KM story!

TRIZ is currently used primarily in the field of engineering. Oxford Creativity has adapted ‘classic TRIZ’ to make it fast to learn and easy to apply. They, and in particular, Ron Donaldson https://rondon.wordpress.com, are keen to explore and promote TRIZ for use in business and in knowledge management and especially to realize the opportunities for improving knowledge sharing.

Ron will introduce us to the basic patterns and insights behind TRIZ and then open up a couple of techniques with which we can familiarize ourselves and apply during the syndicate session.



Ron Donaldson has worked in KM for more than 20 years. He co-founded the Participatory Narrative Inquiry Institute and has spoken at NetIKX before on storytelling. For the last 11 years, since leaving English Nature, he has also worked part-time, teaching and facilitating TRIZ with an elite team of TRIZ experts at Oxford Creativity [https://www.triz.co.uk].

Away from work, Ron teaches his grandchildren how to enjoy the countryside, likes real ale and seventies rock bands (with a new secret passion for Tribute bands as the original seventies band members are old and frail) and has an old caravan, which will be great again when he works out how to stick the windows back together.

For more about TRIZ, see the short introductory video at https://www.triz.co.uk/what-is-triz

Provisional Timetable

14:00 – 14:30 Registration (and refreshments)

14:30 – 15.30 Speaker presentation

15.30 – 16:00 Tea and networking

16:00 – 16:30 Syndicate session

16:30 – 17:00 General discussion and wrap-up

17:00 – 18:00 Refreshments and a glass of wine

18:00 – Close


The British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS (The nearest London Underground Station is Bond Street)

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