The ETRIA World Conference, TRIZ Future 2020, will take place in the university city of Cluj-Napoca (located in Romania, in the heart of Transylvania), from 14-16 October 2020. 

Now in its 20th iteration, the conference is organised by The European TRIZ Association (ETRIA) together with Cluj IT Cluster ( and five partner universities: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca (, Babes-Bolyai University (, University of Medicine and Farmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu” ( and University of Fine Arts and Design from Cluj-Napoca ( 

Sponsored by IFIP, TRIZ Future 2020 is seeking original papers and best practices that combine systematic invention generation, design and creative thinking, digital technologies and open innovation frameworks to solve complex problems in any field of human activity. 

The event aims to link industrial companies, research centres, educational organisations and individuals to share their experience on systematic innovation and promote TRIZ-based tools worldwide. 

It will provide an international forum for exchanging new ideas on knowledge-based innovation, presenting recent achievements in this area and enabling further advances and collaboration also between the academic and industrial communities. For more details please consult the conference web site at”