TRIZ Paper: Japan TRIZ Symposium 2008 Presentation

Tributes to the Work of Victor Schauberger (Austria 1885-1958) with the Eyes of TRIZ
Wolfgang Sallaberger (congelo, Austria)
The Fourth TRIZ Symposium in Japan, Held by Japan TRIZ Society on Sept. 10-12, 2008 at Laforet Biwako, Moriyama, Shiga, Japan
Introduction by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), Oct. 26, 2008
[Posted on Sept. 18, 2009] 

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Editor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 16, 2009)

The Author of this paper is unique: Wolfgang Sallaberger has long been an owner chef of his restaurant and now becomes an independent inventor.  He describes the work of his country's genius Victor Schauberger who created the slogan ”understand and copy nature” with the word "biotechnology" around 1920.  The Author reviews Schauberger's work, which is not known well because of historical reasons, with the insights of TRIZ.

This paper was presented at the Fourth TRIZ Symposium in Japan, 2008 , which was held September last year by 'Japan TRIZ Society, NPO'. 

Japan TRIZ Society has posted the presentation files (in Japanese) of all the Contributed Presentations in the 'Members-Only' area of its Official Web site ( ) in PDF on July 1, 2009.  Files in English are going to be posted in a similar way.

The present site, "TRIZ Home Page in Japan", on the other hand, is going to post several selected Contributed Presentations publicly, under the desire & permisson by the Authors.  Presentation slides of them will be posted in PDF, with the policy of updating prohibited, copying and printing permitted.

This page has the following contents in English and in Japanese:

Item English page Japanese page
Abstract of the paper  (HTML) Abstract  Abstract
Presentation slides (PDF) (21 slides, 682 KB) (21 slides 660 KB)
Full paper (PDF)   (8 pages, 558 KB)  --
Introduction by Nakagawa: An excerpt from "Personal Report of Japan TRIZ Symposium 2008"  (HTML) Nakagawa Introduction  --

[1] Abstact


Tributes to the Work of Victor Schauberger (Austria 1885-1958)
with the Eyes of TRIZ

Wolfgang Sallaberger (Congelo, Austria )


Victor Schauberger was a forester in the Austrian mountains who observed and studied nature for a long time. He created the slogan ”understand and copy nature” ( he used the word biotechnology around 1920). The main part of his work was about water. The work brings us to helix of flow and energy. Helixes may be found in our DNS, in flowing rivers, in the air and in many other things of our environment. Since water is contained in nearly everything, even in a burning flame(*1), and it covers around 70% of the Earth, we will find helixes and their energy where we find water as well. This paper should open the door to that knowledge of Schauberger about water and its motion with the eyes of TRIZ (talking about water nearly means to talk about everything). Science/bionics lately found out that shark skin produces small helixes and helps to save energy. Schauberger discovered facts like those much earlier than others. He was a man of the future whose secret may only be recognized with the eyes of TRIZ. The underlined numbers you find in this paper do stand for the inventive Princilples.

[2]  Presentation Slides and Full Paper in PDF

Presentation Slides in English in PDF (21 slides, 682 KB)

Full Paper in English in PDF (8 pages, 558 KB)

Presentation Slides in Japanese in PDF (21 slides, 660 KB) (Japanese translation by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.))

[3]  Introduction to the Presentation (by Nakagawa)

Excerpt from: 
Personal Report of The Fourth TRIZ Symposium in Japan, 2008
by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin University), Oct. 26, 2008
Posted on Oct. 26, 2008 in "TRIZ Home Page in Japan"

Wolfgang Sallaberger (congelo, Austria) [O-22 #49] gave an Oral presentation with the title of "Tributes to the Work of Victor Schauberger (Austria 1885-1958) with the Eyes of TRIZ".  The Author is quite unique in his carrier.  He has long been an owner chef of his restaurant in Austria.  Since 2004 he started to invent a process and its equipment of making prefabricated convenience food of vegetable side dishes as shown in the following slides.  He gave a presentation of this work in the ETRIA TFC 2007 and served his food in the dinner time.  These dishes are kept frozen, and need only one more step of heating in a steam oven for 6 minutes just before serving. 

From the Author I received an email message last April saying that he is coming to Japan to present a paper in the Symposium and is planning to sell his whole restaurant estate for becoming a professional inventor.  He says he is currently much interested in the work of Viktor Schauberger, who was a genius from Austria but not well known in the world because of historical reasons. 

The following slides show the photo of Viktor Schauberger and his inventions.  Schauberger found secrets in water especially in its helix/spiral movement.  The logging flume had an oval form in its section and used helix movement of water along the axis of the flume.  The plow made of cupper has the special shape of moving (or turning) soil in a helix way. 


Schauberger invented a home generating plant, which uses helical movement as you see in its shape of pipes.  The middle photo is a 'Repulsine', having some special inner design as shown in the right slide; this body flied up very fast and high just like an UFO.  


The drawing at the left is the 'Trout Engine' invented by Schauberger.  He watched a trout in a rapid stream in a forest and found it stays there without any motion and with just a flip of motion it jumps against the stream over the water fall.  On the basis of this observation he invented the 'Trout Engine', the Author (Sallaberger) explains.  The Author finds some similarity in the design of the nose of locomotive of Japan's Shinkansen.  The right drawing is the Author's interpretation of the air stream around the Shinkansen train.  The Author believes a lot of possibility of further research and novel innovation by studying Viktor Schauberger's works with the eyes of TRIZ.



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