Dr Sergei Ikovenko is one of leading consultants and project facilitators in innovation technology of design. He has conducted more than 1000 courses on innovation and TRIZ (Theory for Inventive Problem Solving) topics for Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Dr Ikovenko was the primary instructor to deliver corporate TRIZ training programs at Procter & Gamble (about 1,500 engineers trained during 3 years), Mitsubishi Research Institute (300 engineers), Samsung (900 engineers), Intel (500 people) and other companies. He is a primary Innovation instructor of Siemens Innovation Academy, General Electric Global Research for 10 years (more than 1800 scientists trained) and TRIZ Innovation Initiative of Hyundai Motor Company for 11 years (more than 500 people) as well as for Chinese companies like Shenhua, Huawei, VIVO, etc.
Dr Ikovenko received special awards for development of innovation at Procter & Gamble and Unilever. He got an award from Samsung Electronics for integrating TRIZ indo Samsung Six Sigma Black Belt training. A special Award from Hyundai Motor of 2008 concluded a 7-month innovation program led by Dr Ikovenko that yielded 81 patents and ROI of more that 120 million dollars. The Program of 2009 yielded 245 mln dollars of ROI and 122 patents. The program continues every year from 2008 till now.
Dr Ikovenko holds two doctorate degrees – a Ph.D in Industrial Engineering and Dr -Eng. in Environmental Engineering and Sciences as well as Master degree in Patent Law. He is the author of more than 100 publications, and an active member of ASME, ACS, and ASEE. Dr Ikovenko has studied and taught TRIZ since 1986 and holds a certificate of TRIZ instructor from G. Altshuller, the founder of TRIZ. Dr Ikovenko is a TRIZ Master and has effectively utilized his TRIZ expertise to receive 114 patents in various engineering fields. He holds numerous silver and gold awards from international engineering shows and exhibitions for his inventions as well as Innovation Award from Oak Ridge National Lab of the Department of Energy, USA.
Dr Ikovenko is the Chairman of the Council the Expertise and Methodology (certification) of the International TRIZ Association. Dr Ikovenko is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, QFD Black Belt and Lean Master-Practitioner.
He is an adjunct professor of Tongji University in Shanghai (Intellectual Property College) and is teaching “Design for Patentability™” there as a part of Master Degree program in International Patent Law, funded by WIPO (an agency of the United Nation: World Intellectual Property Organization).
In addition, Dr Ikovenko has taught TRIZ seminars at MIT, Harvard University, Carnegie-Melon University, California Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, and other leading educational institutions worldwide as well as for experts of China Patent Office, Swiss Patent Office, Polish Patent Office, etc.
Dr Ikovenko holds a license of Professional Engineer from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is a professor adjunct at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA), Tufts University (Boston, MA) as well as an Honorary Professor of the University of Edinburgh (UK).