Nowadays one of the biggest barrier to the TRIZ dissemination in SMEs concerns the time to develop ideas. For overcoming this problem, we involved companies to participate to a one-day problem solving activity, aimed at developing at least one patentable idea. In the first part of the meeting, the company guided by TRIZ experts reformulate technical problems, market requirements and business model. In the second part identifies alternative solutions and generates ideas for the most promising directions (also taking into account a preliminary patent analysis for identifying white space opportunities). At the end of the day the company gets a technical report with a list of new ideas, including some potentially patentable (even if a secondary deeper patent analysis is needed).

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