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Systemic Innovation Special Interest Group (SISIG) Webinar | TRIZ, Theory of Inventive Problem Solving by Karen Gadd


The Systemic Innovation Special Interest Group (SISIG) of the IEEE UK & Ireland is delighted to announce a webinar on a major systematic innovation methodology; TRIZ, Theory of Inventive Problem Solving.

TRIZ has been developed between 1946 – 1985 by Genrich Altshuller, a Russian scientist and engineer, through systematic analysis of Patents and mapping their innovative ideas and steps. This presentation covers an authoritative review of TRIZ, providing more details about the tools and techniques that can be utilised by engineers and scientists alike. The program also covers the benefits of learning TRIZ and explains its application in creative problem solving.

This event promises a stimulating and fast-paced discussion and is highly recommended by the SISIG.


Karen Gadd is Director and founder of Oxford Creativity. She studied Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College and received her MBA from the London Business School.

Karen has worked in strategy and corporate planning in the City of London before becoming a tutor at Oxford’s business school, the European School of Management ESCP (based in Paris, Oxford, Madrid and Berlin). From 1995-2002 she was a Governor of Coventry University.

Karen has worked on nothing but TRIZ since discovering and learning its power. In 1998 Karen started Oxford Creativity to concentrate on developing simple and practical TRIZ problem solving for the European market. She has published her book; TRIZ for Engineers: Enabling Inventive Problem Solving in 2011.

Karen also founded and ran both music at Oxford and the European Union Baroque Orchestra – these successful music organisations still flourish. Concerts and singing are still part of her interest.

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