Engineering HDR Seminar Series 19, 2013: Development of a TRIZ-Based Design Methodology for Innovative Eco-Efficient Product

Mr Issac Lim Sing Sheng, Mechanical Engineering postgraduate student

Date: 2013-04-19
Time: 14:00 to 15:00
Venue: Engineering Meeting Room 2, 5-4-03


With the ever increasing number and types of products being developed, the limited amount of resources are depleting fast. Therefore, products ought to be eco-efficient to reduce their environmental impact. Conventional methods of product design have led to the wasteful usage of valuable resources. Innovation is needed to obtain greater value out of products while minimising the use of resources. A systematic and structural in the form of a design methodology is proposed. The design methodology is based on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) and eco-efficiency is to be developed.  On their own, TRIZ and eco-efficiency has been successful in their independent application in Fortune 500 companies such as Samsung, Intel, Shell, General Electric, and P&G. Both tools of TRIZ and eco-efficiency will be integrated under a single methodology. Industrial collaboration, product case studies, and patent analysis are the research strategies taken to develop this design methodology. Through this research, eco-efficient products can be developed systematically and innovatively.

About the Speaker

As a certified TRIZ practitioner and researcher, Issac has experience in running seminars and workshops in the areas of eco-efficiency, innovation and TRIZ. He has conducted workshops and talks for delegates from South East Asia, Middle East, and Europe. To date, he has trained  and collaborated with product developers from various industries. The growing list of industries includes electronic, manufacturing, automotive and construction. Issac is also an author in the American Journal of Applied Sciences and the International Journal of Innovation Management & Technology.