Call for Membership

The International Society of Innovation Methods (I-SIM) is calling for founding/permanent members. You are cordially invited to join I-SIM. For those of you living in the North California, you have the opportunity to become a founding member of the Bay area chapter by indicating your interest on the membership form.

Everyone knows about the importance of innovation. However, more than 95% of people use random methods to generate innovative ideas which grossly depend on luck and individual talents. The field of Innovation Methods is a new discipline which involve the development and usage of systematic ways to generate innovative ideas. It includes systematic innovation and random innovation. The application areas for innovation methods include systematic strategic, managerial, or technical innovations for strategy setting, opportunity identification and problem-solving. The concepts of Innovation Methods (IM) came from the studies of prior human wisdom and/or nature’s innovative problem solving. In today’s furious competition, random innovation can only help companies to survive but not enough to excel. Systematic innovation methods will be many times more effective and efficient than random innovation.

I-SIM is the world first and, so far only, International Society dedicated to the area of Innovation Methods. The goals of I-SIM include but not limited to:

  • Providing a platform for Research, Development, and Promotion of innovation methods, tools, systems, and applications.

  • Integrating various innovation methods such as TRIZ, deBono methods, biomimicry, etc., for synergetic usage.

  • Providing complete and in-depth training/consultation of the IM tools/knowledge/capabilities.

  • Organizing related experts and organizations for win-win collaborations.

Benefits of I-SIM membership include but not limited to:

  • Free subscription to the electronic version of the International Journal of Systematic Innovation, IJoSI.
  • Free access to a large database of more-than-600 articles, innovation projects, innovation software, etc. Access to Innovation Forum discussions on I-SIM web site.
  • Discount on the participation of the International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI). There will be opportunities to lean from and network with world-class SI experts. The savings on the registration will already more than offset the I-SIM membership fee.
  • Discount on participation of Global Competition on Systematic Innovation (GCSI).
  • Discounts on the training of innovation methods, tools, and knowledge. The I-SIM offers the full set of the internationally recognized certificates on Technical and Business TRIZ innovation training.
  • and many more, …

You are cordially invited to join the Society of Innovation Methods.

D. Daniel Sheu, Ph.D., MBA, CMfgE

President, the International Society of Innovation Methods

Date: February 1, 2017

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