TRIZfest 2018

September 13-15, 2018. Lisbon, Portugal

Updated: January 24, 2018


The 14th International Conference “TRIZfest-2018” will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on September 13-15, 2018 with a pre-conference tutorials day on September 12, 2018. The event is organized by the International TRIZ Association (MATRIZ) in partnership with local organizations in Portugal.

We invite everybody who is engaged in TRIZ and Systematic Innovation research and development, who uses TRIZ, as well as those who are interested in TRIZ and desire to meet TRIZ professionals and learn more about TRIZ.

As usual, the conference participants will have a chance to present their papers at the conference podium. Those who are willing to make a presentation should first submit an abstract of future paper. Once the abstract is accepted, the author and his co-authors if any will be invited to submit a full paper. The papers will be evaluated and the authors will be notified on the results of the review process. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and distributed during the first conference day.

Time between the presentation sessions will be dedicated to networking and round tables.

The pre-conference day will feature several tutorials on diverse subjects.

On the last day of the conference a session of TRIZ Master Certification Committee will take place. 


On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we invite you to submit one or two papers as the first author (co-authorship is not limited) on the following topics:

  • Research and development of TRIZ theories and methods.
  • Development of TRIZ tools for practical applications.
  • Applications of TRIZ in science, engineering, business, and social environments.
  • Innovation process with TRIZ.
  • TRIZ-based pedagogy, education and training.
  • Case studies with TRIZ.
  • Integration of TRIZ with other process, design, and innovation management methodologies.

We also invite papers on systematic creativity, methods for automated inventing, and innovation management in the dialog with TRIZ or any other topic related to TRIZ.

The conference papers should present new, not published yet results and insights within one of the following directions:

  • Research: Accomplished research results of an empirical or theoretical nature or work-in-progress where authors desire and are willing to contribute extra feedback.
  • Development of Methods and Tools: Presentation of new methods and tools or novel contributions to the improvement of existing TRIZ methods and tools for practical use.
  • Case Studies: Cases of successful application of TRIZ and TRIZ-related methods and tools with proven results.
  • Best Practices: Demonstrations of significant successful business practices, applications, and insights.


The official language of the conference is English. All abstracts and papers must be submitted in English. Submissions in all other languages will not be considered.


  • The deadline for registering abstracts: February 28, 2018 
  • The deadline for submitting abstracts: March 31, 2018
  • The deadline for submitting full papers: June 1, 2018
  • Notification of full papers acceptance: June 30, 2018
  • The deadline for submitting final papers: August 15, 2018


To express your intention to submit a full paper and make presentation, first you have to register and submit an abstract of your future paper. Your abstract will be evaluated and you will be informed regarding an invitation to submit a fill paper for presentation.

To submit an abstract, author should use existing or create a new account at EasyChair conference system and submit the abstract by the respective deadline date. Only two submissions per author are permitted. There is no limit on co-authoring or co-presenting.


Standard participation fee is USD 650.
Details about discounts, fees of tutorials and accompanying persons will be available soon.


For questions, please contact Dr. Mark Barkan


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The 13th MATRIZ International Conference “TRIZfest 2017” was held in Krakow, Poland, on September 14-16, 2017, with a pre-conference tutorials day on  September 13, 2017 which included a number of tutorials on several subjects.

The event was organized by the International TRIZ Association (MATRIZ) in partnership with Novismo and a number of government and business organizations of Poland.

As usual, the participants used a chance to present their results and insights at the conference podium. This time the conference provided the floor for 60 presentations by speakers from 18 countries to expose and discuss their results, ideas, hypotheses, and challenges. Over 100 participants from 22 countries visited the event. The conference proceedings book includes 62 peer-reviewed papers and is available for free and open access, please check below.

The last conference day was allocated to Level 5 (TRIZ Master) certification and MATRIZ Congress. New MATRIZ Board and a new MATRIZ President were elected.


Final Agenda of TRIZfest 2017 including tutorials


TRIZfest 2017 Paper Presentations and Authors


Download the full text of TRIZfest 2017 Proceedings book with 62 papers


Hotel Andel’s by the Vienna House chain, is the conference venue:

Andel's by Vienna House Cracow
ul Pawia 3
31154 Cracow


  • Dr. Mark Barkan, TRIZ Master, MATRIZ Executive Director: The Organizing Committee Chair;
  • Mr. Valeri Souchkov, TRIZ Master: Chair of the Papers Review Committee;
  • Dr. Yury Fedosov, TRIZ Master: Treasurer;
  • Dr. Simon Litvin, TRIZ Master: Chairman of the TRIZ Master Certification Council (TMCC);
  • Mr. Przemysław Przytuła, NOVISMO: Polish representative;
  • Dr. Sergey Yatsunenko, Novismo: Polish representative.


  • Robert Adunka, Germany
  • Dmitry Bakhturin, Russia
  • Mark Barkan, USA
  • Tiziana Bertoncelli, Germany
  • Bohuslav Busov, Czech Republic
  • Isak Bukhman, USA
  • Marco Carvalho, Brazil
  • Christoph Dobrusskin, The Netherlands
  • Ellen Domb, USA
  • Lorenzo Duroux, France
  • Victor Fey, USA
  • Naum Feygenson, Russia
  • Oleg Feygenson, South Korea
  • Barabara Gronauer, Germany
  • Jürgen Hess, Germany
  • Kai Hiltmann, Germany
  • Sergei Ikovenko, USA
  • Karl Koltze, Germany
  • Len Kaplan, South Korea
  • Tuomo Kassi, Finland
  • Sergei Logvinov, Russia
  • Pavel Livotov, Germany
  • Alex Lyubomirskiy, USA
  • Oliver Mayer, Germany
  • Horst Naehler, Germany
  • Toru Nakagawa, Japan
  • Tanasak Pheunghua, Thailand
  • Alexey Pinyayev, USA
  • Valeriy Prushinskiy, USA
  • Caterina Rizzi, Italy
  • Manabu Sawaguchi, Japan
  • Pascal Sire, France
  • Valeri Souchkov, The Netherlands
  • Yongwei Sun, People Republic of China
  • Christian M. Thurnes, Germany
  • Tom Vaneker, The Netherlands
  • Teong San Yeoh, Malaysia
  • Hongyul Yoon, South Korea


Link to the official conference webpage of MATRIZ

Link to information, report and proceedings on TRIZfest 2016 conference

Link to information, report and proceedings on TRIZfest 2015 conference

Link to information, report and proceedings on TRIZfest 2014 conference


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