TRIZ/ Design Thinking/ Extenics

TQM provides practical innovative tools/ solutions on process, quality, efficiency and production capability improvements to clients. We facilitate and coach their staff, and motivate them to make good use of their creativity, capability and talents to actively contribute and participate in the improvement, and cultivate their ideas, creations and dreams, and actualize them, in support of a clear competitive advantage and long-term success in their organizations.


TRIZ innovation makes breaking through the conventional way of thinking conducive through AWI (Algorithm for Work Improvement), so as to reveal and solve problems that organizations are facing with. Through investigating into more than 2 million patents, the former Soviet Union developed a systematic and highly practical way of thinking to invention problem-solving, which has attracted attention from the manufacturing industry in the Europe, U.S., Japan, South Korea and the Chinese Mainland for years. Samsung, LG, Intel, Siemens and GE have benefited from the promotion and implementation of TRIZ on aspects such as innovation, patent and financing.

TRIZ provides staffs a series of specific technological methodologies to analyze and solve conundrums and bottlenecks encountered in daily duties in creative ways. The essence of TRIZ is to transform a specific problem into a commonly seen phrase or general issue, then refer to solutions applied to past cases alike and ultimately develop a solution that is fit for them.

TQM is devoted to develop participants’ capabilities to solve real matters. Through theory-study and case studies, participants can integrate theories and learn from practices to “think like a man of action, act like a man of thought”. Eventually they will make achievements in innovation, be the leader in product development, as well as maintain steady business growth.

Design Thinking

Design thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving, 

  • It helps us to get a deep understanding of customers’ unmet needs and wants

  • It encourages creative consideration of a wide array of innovation solutions

  • It is as much a MINDSET as a PROCESS

TQM tailor-makes and delivers training courses to our clients. 

Extenics (可拓學) - China's Original Subject

Extenics is absolutely a subject originated and developed in China. Together with Creation Methodology (Japan) and TRIZ (Russia), they form the Three Creative Methodologies. Since the 1970s, Chinese scholars endeavor to develop the basic theory and application methods – Extension Innovation Methods that research on fresh ideals to create new products and solve problems. There are substantial achievements in the application of Extenics in various fields such as management, information, machinery, electrical engineering and construction.

TQM facilitating clients of all professions in HK to INNOVATE and CREATE with Extenics.

TRIZ,Innovation, Desgn Thinking

Our Innovation Experts

Ir. Dr. Michael LI/ Principal Consultant 

Dr Michael Li is the first MATRIZ L3 in Hong Kong. Dr Li is the authorized MATRIZ Representative of Council of Expertise & Methodology (CEM) to certify MATRIZ training in Hong Kong. He is the Founding President of the Institute of Systematic Innovation, Hong Kong.

Dr. LI has more than 30 years of experience in senior operational management. He has assisted CLP, MTRC, etc. to apply TRIZ for creative problem solving, and has been invited to train up professionals of engineering / E&M set-ups in various countries on creativity and innovation.

TRIZ, Creativty, Design Thinking, Innovation Expert

Dr. LI, as a Keynote Speaker to share his “Win-win Methodology for Innovation” with the Honourable LEUNG Chun Ying, and Mr. Nicholas YANG, JP, the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR in the Creativity Summit of HKIE. 

Dr. LI has conducted training on TRIZ and creativity for managers of Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce of Thailand, professionals of China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), Hong Kong Productivity Council, New World Development Group, HACTL, HKQAA, HKSTP, etc.

Ir. Dr. Aaron TONG/ Founder, Managing Director and Principal Consultant

Ir. Dr. Aaron TONG is well-experienced in the consultancy profession. For over 25 years, he has conducted certification consultancy, business improvement, process re-engineering, benchmarking and total quality management projects which covered various business sectors such as manufacturing, servicing, public/NGO and multi-national corporations.

Since 2005, Ir. Dr. Aaron TONG has led our company to partner with a multi-national TRIZ pioneer, Ideation International Inc, to jointly promote and implement TRIZ in various business settings.

TQM has delivered TRIZ training to well-known firms such as MTRC and CLP Power (Hong Kong) Ltd., as well as to students from the University of Hong Kong. We have received positive feedback and participants become motivated to apply TRIZ to come up with innovative ideas and solutions, and ultimately to raise competitiveness.