technology change and forecasting / contact / Dmitry K.

About 20 years experience in management of Inventive Problem Solving

...about 10 years experience in Technology Forecasting

Dmitry KUCHARAVY is a research engineer, Strasbourg France since 2001. He brings over 20 years of practical and research experience in management of Inventive Problem Solving as engineer, researcher, consultant, and teacher. Currently he combines practical consulting with research about Technology Forecasting (author and developer of a Researching Future methodology).


1987-1988: the first acquaintance with Altshuller's methods as mechanical design engineer at the Minsk Plant of Computer Technologies;
took 160-hour TRIZ course in “The School of TRIZ (Minsk, USSR)” - responsible instructor: N.Khomenko;

1989-1993: research engineer in Inventive Machine Laboratory (IMLab*, Minsk, Belarus);
* IMLab is predecessor of Invention Machine (see Thoughts about history of IM Projects and time-line).

1994-1998: freelance consultant in several projects, entrepreneur;

1997-1998: invited professor for teaching Structured Analysis Design Technique (SADT), IDEF0, and TRIZ at the Belorussian State University, at the Belorussian State University of Computer Science and Radio Electronics and at the Minsk Institute of Modern Knowledge;

1998-2001: professional consultant & instructor at LG-Production Research Center (LG-PRC, Pyeongtaek, S.Korea);
took part in a several projects for LG-Production and Research Center, LG-Electronics Inc. (Display Plant), LG-Learning Center, LG Chem, LG Cable & Machinery, LG Cable, LG Information&Communication, LG-OTIS Industrial Systems, LG.Philips LCD.
Aug.24, 2001: awarded by Vice President of LG-Electronics, Mr. JUNG, Jang-Woo: Award of appreciation;

1997-2004: co-editor of website www.trizminsk.org – first open library of TRIZ-publications in Russian (more than 560 titles, including 3 books, chapters from 5 books, manuscripts, papers and research reports);

Sep.2001 - Dec.2012: research engineer, instructor, adviser and consultant at LICIA\LGECO, INSA Strasbourg, France.

2003 - : restart of research for method of Reliable Technological Forecasting...

  • 2004–2005: Project - Technological forecasting of Fuel Cells for small stationary applications, EIFER, Karlsruhe, Germany;
  • 2005-2006: Project - Technological forecast of Distributed Generation (DG), EIFER, Karlsruhe, Germany;
  • 2005-2009: 8 publications and 3 research reports about methodology of technological forecasting;
  • 2008, June 26-29: 4 days seminar: TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING: prediction of technology change. Apeiron, at Vinci, Italy;
  • 2010, December: 3 days seminar: FORECASTING THE PROBLEMS, Arçelik, at Istanbul, Turkey;
  • 2011-2012 : Project - Forecasting the parameters of the technological dynamics of a technological core area of Chilean mining industry, CBC, Santiago, Chile;
  • 2012-2015 : researcher for project - FOrecast and Roadmapping for MAnufacturing Technologies (FORMAT), European R&D Project

2004 - 2010 : instructor for educational Program Advanced Master of Innovative Design (AMID) @ National Institute of Applied Sciences, Strasbourg.

2010 - 2012 : co-organizer of annual symposium “Creativity as an Exact Science”, Vinci, Italy

2006 - 2015 : instructor of the course “Problem solving using TRIZ” at Ecole de Management Strasbourg, DIU Ingénierie de Projets Innovants

2008 - 2015 : instructor of the course “Problem Management and Effective Education Based on TRIZ” (the Comenius/Grundtvig catalogue of the European Commission)

Jul. 2013 - Jun. 2015 : research fellow at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Mechanical Engineering;
FORMAT project - FOrecast and Roadmapping for MAnufacturing Technologies, European R&D Project

2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017 - : contract professor at Politecnico di Milano: "Technology Forecasting and Researching Future course".

Jan. 2013 - : freelance researcher

Feb. 2016 - : research fellow at EM Strasbourg Business School


See Core Project, 2001-2017
Mar 2017