But then, in May of 2010, I made the biggest discovery of my engineering career. learned in a TRIZ, Structured Innovation class, that there are actually fourty innovative principles that can make things better. These 40 TRIZ Principles empowered the 200,000 patents studied by G Atlshuller and the 3,000,000 patents since studied by the European and USA TRIZ Associations. And, sure enough, my four innovative principles for eliminating equipment downtime were just four of the fourty principles described in the TRIZ methodology. So, I went head-long into studying innovation methodologies at and solve at General Dynamics, a USA DoD Contractor. I developed tools that would help other engineers easily access the correct Principle that could solve their problem(s). I spent the next four years facilitating DFSS and DfR FMEA, Failure Mode Effects Analysis and would call one- hour problem/solution think tank sessions to use these tools to generate problem solution concepts. I completed 22 such innovation projects saving the US Army $158 million in reduced armored vehicle systems downtime and logistical costs.
I have now help engineers and Innovators to complete training and certification testing on the first complete innovation system, the MVIS, MaxValue Innovation System (comprised of seven innovation methodologies). His company i3DAY Innovation will thereby provide the english speaking world with trained and qualified innovation facilitators, trainers and consultants. They can actively help you to innovatively solve engineering problems and to pridect, characterize and develope the next future innovations to lead your industry, improve human life and make the world a safer, more reliable and better place.