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Competition Format

The MyTRIZ Competition comprises of two (2) parts as follows:

Part 1 (50%) is based on solving a common day-to-day problem but providing a low cost product solution which is estimated to cost less than RM100 or US$25. Participants are expected to use TRIZ methodology to analyze and solve the problem.  

Part 2 (50%) is based on a product, process or service related challenge/problem identified by the participants. Participants are expected to solve the challenge/problem using TRIZ methodology. New TRIZ methods which may include new findings/research or new usages/applications of TRIZ are encouraged. The problem should be different from Part 1, more difficult and complex than Part 1.


A standard progressive competition model is adopted and it will follow three (3) phases:

Phase 1 – Preliminary Round (1st Jul to 31st Aug 2016)

Launch and promotion of MyTRIZ Competition 2016

Competition registration by 31st July 2016 – Team will be given a competition number

Submit proposal (Part 1 & 2) by 31st Aug 2016

Phase 2 – Semi Final Round (1st Sep to 15th Oct 2016)

Semi final judging based on proposal submitted

Announcement of finalists by 16th October 2016

Phase 3 – Final Round (9th Oct to 24th Nov 2015)

Submit final proposal (Part 1 & 2) – each finalist team to submit a final proposal with inclusion of charts, graphs, appendices, etc where appropriate by 15th November 2016

Present proposal to a panel of judges – each team is given 20 minutes to present and 10 minutes to answer inquiry from judges on 26th November 2016

Award presentation – the winners will be announced and the top team is expected to present its project on 26th November 2016


Judging Criteria

The competition will be evaluated by a panel of international and local TRIZ experts based on the following criteria and scoring allocation:

TRIZ process flow and application of TRIZ tools: Clear problem statement, clear process steps specifying which TRIZ tools to use at each steps. Explain TRIZ tools used along with correct application of these tools. Problem identified is solved completely (or closest possible to 100%) without any compromise (1/3 total score).

Solutions: Originality & innovativeness of solution with linkage to TRIZ tool used. Perform market and patent search to ensure the idea is original. Preference is for identification of problem areas which require radical innovations (e.g. new applications, new business even pioneering inventions); instead of incremental innovations (e.g. parameter improvements or system reconfiguration). Simple & elegant solutions with commercial value, and achieving highest degree of ideality are preferred (1/3 total score).

Write-up quality: Write-up should be easy to understand with a well composed flow and content (1/3 total score)

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