About us

BioTRIZ Ltd was formed in 2008 by people who worked at the Centre for Biomimetic and Natural Technologies, University of Bath, UK. Starting in 2001 Drs Olga and Nikolay Bogatyrev together with Professor Vincent worked on a series of research projects in Biomimetics/Bionics (please see our publications). This research laid down the rules for developing a "green" version of TRIZ wherein the successful principles and ideas used to develop the new solutions came from Nature rather than technology.

Solving industrial problems a BioTRIZ consultant always works together with the domain experts,  to allow both - learning the method and achieving the practical results. So, project related workshops for industry remain our main business.

Teaching TRIZ and other creativity and innovation methods for students including Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program at the University of Bath remains an important part of our activity. Additionally, the staff at the University of Bath are an excellent source of expert knowledge and can be called on where appropriate.

Nikolay Bogatyrev


Nikolay is a TRIZ expert and consultant with more than 20 years of experience in the UK and Russia.  Nikolay teaches TRIZ at the University of Bath for future engineers and managers. He started to use TRIZ himself being a PhD student at Novosibirsk State University and was fascinated by the  power of this system: in a couple of years he sold 28 patents for a new lab research equipment. 

Nikolay has a PhD in Biology, but is mostly interested in an engineering approach and ecologically sound architecture and design. He has more than 80 publications ranging from popular science papers to research articles and books.

Applying TRIZ in ecology and agriculture Nikolay developed a set of rules for eco-engineering and published them in a book “Ecological Engineering of Survival”. From 2002 Nikolay has worked at the University of Bath (Mechanical Engineering Department).

He employs TRIZ in biomimetics as a tool for systematic transfer of mechanisms and effects from biology to technology.

Olga Bogatyreva


TRIZ consultant and coacher Olga Bogatyreva has a background in behavioural science and psychology and uses this  expertise  to develop the most efficient methods of teaching creativity and invention.

Her main field is organisational behaviour and group decision making in which she has more than 60 publications. She holds a DSc in Complexity Theory and PhD in Biology.

Olga developed a range of tools for sustainable organisational management. Her original methods were validated during consultancy in industry in Europe and Japan.

Olga teaches TRIZ at the University of Bath for undergraduate and postgraduate students and runs courses for Continuous Professional Development

Mike Bogatyrev

mike front pageMike Bogatyrev is a welcome new member of the Bio Triz team with responsibility for development and sales.   

He has an established background in corporate video and news production as well as in graphic design.  Mike has a Masters Degree from Bournemouth University in Television Productions and works with clients to develop their marketing strategies.

Mike is excited about working with BioTRIZ and has already immersed himself into the development of the company to help us achieve our aims and objectives.

List of selected publications

Basic TRIZ

1.      Bogatyrev N. R., Bogatyreva O. (2014) BioTRIZ: a win-win methodology for eco-innovation. Chapter in the Springer Verlag book “Eco-innovation and the Development of Business Models: Lessons from Experience and New Frontiers in Theory and Practice”,  in press.

2.      Bogatyrev N.R., Bogatyreva O. (2013) Permaculture and TRIZ - methodologies for cross-pollination between biology and engineering. TRIZ Future International Conference,  p 83-90

3.      Bogatyreva O., Zhang Chao (2013) TRIZ helps China E-chopping, TRIZ Future International Conference, 29-31 October,  Paris, p 501-508

4.      Bogatyrev N. R., Bogatyreva O.   (2012)  TRIZ-based algorithm for biomimetic design TRIZ Future 2012, p. 251-262, Lisbon, Portugal

5.      Bogatyrev N. R., Bogatyreva O. A.  (2009) TRIZ Evolution Trends in Biological and Technological Design Strategies. CIRP Design Conference, 30-31 March, Cranfield University, UK, p.293-299.

6.      Bogatyreva O.A., Shillerov A.E. & Bogatyrev N.R. (2004) Patterns in TRIZ Contradiction Matrix. Integrated and Distributed Systems. In: 4 ETRIA  Conference, November 3-5, Florence, p. 305-313.

7.      Bogatyreva O.A., Vincent  J.F.V. , Pahl A-K. (2003) Nested, chained and intersected or “Complex” contradictions. Proceedings of TRIZCON 2003, Altshuller Institute, Philadelphia, USA , 16-18 March 2003

8.      Bogatyreva O.A., Vincent  J. F.V. Is TRIZ Darwinian? Proceedings of TRIZCON2003, Altshuller Institute, USA , 16-18 March 2003.

9.      Bogatyreva O.A., Pahl A-K and. Vincent J.F.V Enriching TRIZ with Biology: The Biological Effects database and implications for Teleology and Epistemology. ETRIA WORLD CONFERENCE-2002, Strasbourg, 6-8 November, p.3-1-307 

TRIZ in Space exploration

  1. Whiteley I, Bogatyreva O, Johnson C, Wolff M, and Townend M: Human Mission to Mars: Designing a Crew Expert Toold for a Safety Critical Environment. In: Proceedings of the 3rd The International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) Conference, ‘Building a safer space together’, 21-23 October 2008, Rome, Italy.
  2. Whiteley I, Bogatyreva O, Johnson C, Wolff M, and Townend M: A Structured Approach to Scenario Generation for the Design of Crew Expert Tool. In: Proceedings of the 3rd The International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) Conference, ‘Building a safer space together’, 21-23 October 2008, Rome, Italy.
  3. Whiteley I, and Bogatyreva O: Human Moon and Mars Exploration Mission Challenges and Tools for Psychological Support.  In: Proceedings of the 59th International Astronautical Congress, 29 September - 3 October, 2008, Glasgow, Scotland.
  4. Whiteley I, and Bogatyreva O: Identifying the  UNKNOWN: factors affecting psychological well-being of the crew during missions to the Moon and Mars. ACTA ASTRONAUTICA, 2008


Bio-inspired design

  1. Vincent, J. F. V., Bogatyreva, O., Bogatyrev, N., Towards a theory of biomimetics. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology a-Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 146, V 4, 2007, p129-S129.
  2. Vincent J., Bogatyreva O., Bogatyrev N., Bowyer A., Pahl A. (2006) Biomimetics – its practice and theory.Biomimetics - its practice and theory “Interface” Journal of Royal Society, v 3, N 9, p. 471-482  
  3. Bogatyrev N.R. Biological and Engineering parts of Biomimetics: “Software” and “Hardware” adaptability.  In: AISB’06 Conference Proc. “Adaptation in Artificial and Biological Systems”, V. 2, University of Bristol, April 3-6, 2006, p.106 - 109.
  4. Vincent J., Bogatyreva O., Pahl A., Bogatyrev N., Bowyer A. (2005) Putting Biology in TRIZ: Biological effect database. The journal of 'Creativity and Innovation Management', Volume 4, N 1, March, 2005.  
  5. Bogatyrev N.R. (2004) The living machine. The Journal of Bionic  Engineering, 2004, N2, p. 79-87.
  6. Bogatyreva O., Pahl A., Bogatyrev N., Vincent J. (2004) The means, advantages and limits of merging biology with technology. The Journal of Bionic Engineering, N2, p. 121-132
  7. Bogatyrev N.R., Bogatyreva O.A. (2003) TRIZ and Biology: rules and restrictions. In: Proc. Of international TRIZ conference, Philadelphia,  USA, 16-18 March 2003, p. 19/1 -19/4
  8. Bogatyreva O.A., Vincent J.F.V. (2003). Is TRIZ Darwinian? TRIZcon 2003 , 17-1 – 17-5.
  9. Bogatyrev N. TRIZ  is the Missing Link in Super-organismic  Biomimetics. III  ETRIA Congress, Strasbourg,  November, 2002, p. 75-80.
  10. Bogatyreva O., Bogatyrev N. Complexity in living and non-living systems / Proc. Of international TRIZ conference, Philadelphia, USA, 16-18 March 2003, p. 16/1- 16/6 .
  11. Bogatyrev N. R. (2001) Applied ecology of bumblebees (TRIZ in ecology). Novosibirsk,  Publishing house of the City Centre of Education Development, 160pp.
  12. Bogatyrev N. R. (2000) Ecological Engineering of survival (eco-engineering). Novosibirsk, ISAR Siberia, SB RAS, 182p.

Semantic TRIZ

  1. Bogatyreva O. McMahon C.  Adaptable Language Understanding: Can Robots Understand Context Bypass Grammar Rules?  In: AISB’06 Conference proc. Adaptation in Artificial and Biological Systems, V2, p. 106-111, University of Bristol, April 3-6, 2006.


  1. Bogatyrev N.R. Microfluidic Actuation in Living Organisms: a Biomimetic Catalogue.  In “Proceedings of the First European Conference on Microfluidics”, Bologna, 2008, p.175.
  2. Bogatyreva O., Shillerov A. (2006). Fractals of Stability and Adaptability in Swarms: Thresholds for Emergent Effects. In: AISB’06 Conference proc. Adaptation in Artificial and Biological Systems, University of Bristol, April 3-6, V2, p.99-106.
  3. Bogatyreva O., Shillerov A. (2005). Robot swarms in an uncertain world: controllable adaptability. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, ISSN 1729-8806 –V.2, N 3, p.187-197.
  4. Bogatyreva O., Shillerov A. (1998) Social Synergetics. – Novosibirsk, 292pp.