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(B7) News 2023 of WTSP (World TRIZ-related Sites Project)

Editor:  Toru Nakagawa (WTSP Project Leader, Osaka Gakuin Univ.), 
Latest Update:  Apr. 2, 2023

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Posted:  Jan. 23, 2023; Updated:  Jan. 31; Feb. 8; Mar. 13; Mar. 22; Apr. 2; Apr. 6; Apr. 27; May 7, 2023

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Editor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, Jan. 23, 2023)

This page intends to show up-to-date News about the WTSP Project in brief summary, for the year 2023.  Latest News is shown at the top. Detailed information of the News will be posted in separate pages.  

  (B7) WTSP News 2023:  activities, invitations, outputs, etc.  (Latest News at the top)

 WTSP:  MY-01 ◎ MyTRIZ (Malaysia TRIZ Innovation Association) (Toru Nakagawa) (LinkedIn)   (May 7, 2023)

Eng Hoo Tan has submitted an update of the Index table of TRIZ Websites in Malaysia. It contains 1 ◎, 0 ○, 4 □ and 13 △ websites.  The ◎ website is MY-01 MyTRIZ (Malaysia TRIZ Innovation Association) Official Website.  Its Annual Report 2022 has also been submitted, and is set at the bottom of its full site description file.  As vividly shown with many photos in its Annual Report, MyTRIZ is leading/promoting TRIZ in Malaysia with the close cooperation of industry, government agencies, and universities.  It is the most active and successful TRIZ association in the world on a national/regional level.  (This article has been posted on LinkedIn and recorded in our WTSP Forum.)

 WTSP Forum:  WTSP Communication Forum 2023 C (May - Jun.) (Editor: Toru Nakagawa)   (May 7, 2023)

Announcements and Communications related to WTSP Activities are recorded here. 
May 2023: Index table of Malyasia websites are updated.  Especially the MY-01 ◎ MyTRIZ (Malaysia TRIZ Innovation Association) is introduced fully in the Catalog, and posted on LinkedIn.

 WTSP:  Please Help to Enhance the WTSP Catalogs of TRIZ Websites in the World (Toru Nakagawa) (LinkedIn)   (Apr. 27, 2023)

"Please Help to Enhance the WTSP Catalogs of TRIZ Websites in the World: Many Good Websites Are Still Missing in the Catalogs":  We have just submitted our (draft) paper "WTSP Report (6)" to the ETRIA TFC2023.  It is based on the recognition of the (possible) Values of the World WTSP Catalogs, as discussed in my LinkedIn article (Apr.  6, 2023).  Recent activities to build the World TRIZ Sites Catalogs are briefly summarized, by showing the Most Important (◎) TRIZ Websites in the Top figure of this LinkedIn article.  To the 23 sites in the Beta Edition (2020), we have added the 6 new sites shown with stars, but we are still missing several (about 10 ?) excellent sites from the current Catalogs.  We would like youe help to make the World Catalogs of TRIZ Sites more "Useful and Attractive". 

 WTSP:  Values of the World WTSP Catalogs (Toru Nakagawa) (LinkedIn)   (Apr. 6, 2023)

"Values of the World WTSP Catalogs: for Site Owners, for TRIZ Experts, for TRIZ Users, and for TRIZ. -- Who then Creates the Values?":   Our WTSP project has a persistent difficulty: "Many TRIZ colleagues support the WTSP Project, but very few of them actually work to build the World WTSP Catalogs".  The obvious reason is: "The talented people in TRIZ are always too busy in their business to do extra voluntary work".  But we have recently realized the core of the hidden reasons is: "People do not yet recognize the (possible) Values ("Useful and Attractive") of the World WTSP Catalogs, because they have not yet really seen the Catalogs".  In this short article I discuss the Values from 4 aspects and then on Who and How to create the Values.  The discussion is summarized in the top figure of the LinkedIn article.

 WTSP Forum:  WTSP Communication Forum 2023B (Mar. - Apr.) (Editor: Toru Nakagawa)   (Mar. 13; Mar. 22; Apr. 2; apr. 9; Apr. 29, 2023)

Announcements and Communications related to WTSP Activities are recorded here.  In this News page, I will show them just briefly.
Mar. 2023:  Reviewing Min-Gyu Lee's report and my reply (Feb. 19-20), I wrote a short article and post it on LinkedIn.  "Great achievement with TRIZ, but NOT so many great open TRIZ sites in Korea" is Lee's important finding.  And the situations are more or less the same in many countries in the world.  I suggested Lee to evaluate Korean sites more positively (Mar. 15-16).
I sent [WTSP] letter (33C-3) to TRIZ leaders/colleagues of 30 countries individually (Mar. 16-19).   Its purpose is to inform about (A1) Call for Contributions to World WTSP Catalogs and (A2) the LinkedIn article, and also (B) to ask them to form a WTSP Team, to make the manuscript of each Country Part of World WTSP TRIZ Catalogs, and to encourage the site owners to write their site introductions.  Depending on the current data in the World WTSP Catalogs, I adjusted the messages to fit with each country.  --  Responses from various countries are also recorded (Mar. 16-21).  Preliminary Manuscripts are submitted form Taiwan and Malaysia
Apr. 2023:   Basic discussions with Michael Orloff (Global Co-editor) are recorded.  I posted an artilc "Values of the World WTSP Catalogs" on LinkedIn (Apr. 6); See .  Preliminary Manuscript of Taiwan Part was submitted by Ming-Hung Sung (Apr. 10).  I posted an article "To Enhance the WTSP Catalogs of TRIZ sites" on LinkedIn (Apr. 27); See .  TRIZ Activities in Malaysia was updated by Eng Hoo Tan (Malaysia) (Apr. 25). . 

 WTSP:  Call for Contributions to the WTSP Catalogs of TRIZ Sites in the World (Gamma Edition, Sept. 2023). Country Manuscripts by Apr. 16. (Toru Nakagawa)   (Jan. 31, 2023)

The Call for Contributions to the WTSP Catalogs was published first as an article on LinkedIn on Jan. 25 (recorded in the Communication Forum (Jan. 2023) ), and then as a detailed and formal article on this WTSP website on Jan. 31 .  The former illustrates the invitation in a compact figure.  The latter has the content:  Preface, 1. General references to the WTSP Project and the WTSP Catalogs, 2. Basic instructions and references for the preparation of any manuscript of WTSP Catalogs, 3.  Contribution of manuscripts of the Country Part to the World WTSP Catalogs, 4. Description of individual website by the site owners, 5. Schedule for the submisssion of manuscripts and completing the new edition.  --- Please form a Team of volunteers in each country and submit manuscripts of Country Parts of World WTSP Catalogs by Apr. 16.  Site owners are invited to write full introductions of their own sites and submit them individually by Jun. 10.  After receiving your contributions, we will present the Gamma Edition of World WTSP Catalogs at ETRIA TFC2023, scheduled for Sept. 12-14, 2023.

 WTSP Forum:  Communication Forum for the WTSP Project (Jan. - Feb., 2023): Among WTSP Teams, Members, Readers, etc. together with WTSP Leader and Global Co-editors  (Editor: Toru Nakagawa)   (Jan. 22; Jan. 31; Feb. 8;Feb. 18; Mar. 13, 2023)

Communications related to WTSP Activities are recorded here. 
Jan. 2023:   On Jan. 12, a WTSP Letter was sent from the Project Leader to (about 200) WTSP Members and supporters for announcing the WTSP plan for 2023 .  The goal is to present a WTSP paper at ETRIA TFC2023 (Sept. 12-14, 2023) on the Gamma Edition of World WTSP Catalogs.  For achieving this goal, manuscripts of country parts need to be built in many Countries active in TRIZ by mid-April.  Thus, an urgent request for collaborative work is issued to the TRIZ communities of all countries active in TRIZ.  Requests and instructions issued on Jan. 14 to the TRIZ community in Japan    may be useful as samples for TRIZ communities in other countries.     "Call for Contributions to the World WTSP Catalogs of TRIZ Sites" is posted. (Jan. 31)

Feb. 2023:  [WTSP] Letter (33C-2) was sent to 21+4 countries to urge WTSP Team activities as the response to "Call for Contributions". (Feb. 8, Feb. 18),  Letters with the same intention were sent to the site owners of the roles: (a) Information sending, (b) Promotor organizations, (e) Method developers and Consultants, and (e5) Training organizations, etc.  Khaled Shoaib (Egypt) and Adhi Guehika (Canada) are invited as the WTSP Regional Editors of MENA (in Arabic) and of Africa (in English and Fench), respectively. (Feb. 18).

WTSP activities in Korea are communicated by Min-Gyu Lee. We all know that South Korea has achieved great success in introducing and applying TRIZ in big companies, in cooperation with universities, consultants, government programs, etc. The Korean WTSP Team created version 0.5 of the Korean part of the World WTSP Catalog last October and recently updated it to version 0.7.
However, the Team found that "there are not so many great TRIZ related sites in Korea. The big companies keep their TRIZ methods/applications/activities in their intranet and do not make them open. TRIZ experts in universities and consulting firms are forbidden to disclose their work done for the help/cooperation of industries. There are more than 1000 pieces of Korean literature on TRIZ; the academic part is mostly shared, but other parts are not. Some of the first generation of Korean TRIZ experts have left or reduced their activities; some early TRIZ communities have reduced/stopped their activities; papers/presentations at Korean TRIZ conferences are not open to the public; etc."
-- Min-Gyu Lee writes: "We (the TRIZ community in Korea) are not sharing enough TRIZ-related information and are losing some old but good information and people." I (TN) think that this is more or less the same situation in many countries of the world.
--- I replied: " ... Nevertheless, industry management sometimes gives talks, researchers present/publish their work in conferences/journals, and consultants show case studies. So we should collect the websites that contain such information. Openness is one of our WTSP criteria for evaluating websites." ( Mar. 13)

 WTSP Forum:  Index Page of WTSP Communication Forum (2023) Is Posted (Toru Nakagawa)   (Jan. 23, 2023)

WTSP Communications among WTSP Teams, Members, Readers, etc. together with WTSP Leader and Global Co-editors are shown here in a table, at the levels of (a) Month and (b) Topics, with main (selected) Messages (c).  Firther details of Messages (in tables and texts themselves) are accessible with the hyperlinks to separate pages.



Intorduction to WTSP Catalogs

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(C1P) Catalog for Print ◎

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