Senior Lecturer – Systematic Innovation
Dr. Sergei Ikovenko is one of leading consultants and project facilitators in innovation technology of design. He has conducted more than 900 courses on systematic innovation and TRIZ (Theory for Inventive Problem Solving) topics for Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Dr. Ikovenko was the director and primary instructor to deliver corporate TRIZ systematic innovation training programs at Procter & Gamble, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Samsung, Intel, Siemens, General Electric Global Research (2500 scientists trained) and TRIZ Innovation Initiative of Hyundai Motor Company.
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.
Dr. Ikovenko holds two doctorate degrees – a Ph.D in Industrial/Mechanical 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 books as well as 104 patents in various engineering fields. Dr. Ikovenko is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, QFD Black Belt and Lean Master-Practitioner.
Dr. Ikovenko holds a license of Professional Engineer from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is an Honorary Professor of the University of Edinburgh (UK).