A New Quarterly Peridical by MATRIZ

Dear colleagues,

In accordance with MATRIZ President’s directive, we started the preparations for the publication of the quarterly online, peer reviewed TRIZ periodical. We target October 1, 2018 as the first publication day.

We are announcing a contest for the best title of this publication. The first prize for the winner of this contest is a free participation in the TRIZfest-2018.

Please submit your ideas on the title of this publication by March 15, 2018.

We also solicit your participation in this publication’s Editorial Board.

We will publish the articles’ submission criteria at a later date.

Please submit all your questions and proposals to Dr. Mark Barkan – mbarkan@matriz.org

Today is V. V. Mitrofanov’s 90th birthday!

Dear friends and colleagues!
February 21, 1928 is the birthday of Voluslav Vladimirovich Mitrofanov, one of the most active and talented devotees of TRIZ. Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) school of TRIZ, he founded in the 1970s, produced many talented TRIZ practitioners and developers. He was a Friend and a Teacher to many in the worldwide TRIZ community. His memory will live in the hearts of his students, friends and colleagues!  

The decision on the extended certification topics

By the decision of the MATRIZ President on the November 30, 2017, the following statement has been added to the “Regulations on Multistage Certification of Users and Certification of MATRIZ Specialists”. This statement aims to clarify the requirement for the recommended amount of training as applies to the requirements of the Appendix 1 of the Regulations:

“If the content of the seminar exceeds the stated Level 1, 2 or 3 required topics, the duration of the seminar must be increased accordingly. Otherwise, MATRIZ may conduct its own inquiry and/or testing to verify the validity of the certification.”