TRIZ Master Jim Bradley is 80!

In this picture taken in 2004 during a TRIZ workshop in St. Pete, Russia, Jim Brandley is front row second from right.

A prolific inventor with a huge number of patents, Dr. Jim Brandley is the only US born TRIZ Master. He retired in 2007 after a long carrier as an engineer and inventor. His inventions produced tremendous economic effect for many companies.

Jim is an inventor from G-d, his natural skills were greatly enhanced by his becoming a Master in Lean-Six Sigma and TRIZ. Instead of a long text, we let Jim speak for himself 

We wish Jim a very Happy Birthday and many more years of health and happiness!

TRIZfest-2020 is cancelled

Dear colleagues,

Due to the recent developments and uncertainty regarding the nearest future caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, TRIZfest-2020 conference, scheduled on September 9-12, 2020 in Bangalore, India, was regretfully cancelled by the decision of the MATRIZ Presidium on April 3, 2020.

Decision regarding dates and location of our next conference TRIZfest-2021 and MATRIZ Congress will be made soon. Tentatively, they will be held in May, 2021. We will inform you as soon as new dates and location are established. Please continue to submit your conference papers, they will be used for TRIZfest-2021.

The submission requirements remain the same as for TRIZfest-2020.

In the meantime, we invite you to submit your papers, if any, for publication in the Fall edition of TRIZ Review journal. You can find submission details at

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have questions.

Valeri Souchkov, TRIZ Master
On behalf of MATRIZ Presidium