Justus Schollmeyer

Justus Schollmeyer studied philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the Sorbonne Paris IV. At the LIFIS, he is working on the logic of engineering methods for resolving system contradictions (TRIZ) and on its interdisciplinary application. The results directly affect his PhD project on sustainable organisation development supervised by Prof. Georg Müller-Christ at the University of Bremen. The aim of this dissertation is the development of effective methods for uncovering and resolving system contradictions with regard to issues of sustainability. In this way, Georg Müller-Christ’s approach for coping with dilemmas of resource-oriented management is to be supplemented by adequate problem solving tools (for a German version see below).


Justus‘ presentations on this topic

On the evolution of technological and biological systems, presentation at the 12th Interdisciplinary Conversation, Universität Leipzig, 2018.

Can contradictions of sustainability be resolved? (Part 2), presentation at Georg Müller Christ’s PhD workshop, Universität Bremen, 2018.

TRIZ, Interdisciplinarity, and the Challenge of Sustainability, keynote with Frieder Sieber and Dietrich Balzer at the TRIZCON2017, Atlantic City (New Jersey), 2017.

The Concept of Paradigm Shifts as a Means to Organise Interdisciplinary Research on Innovation Methodologies, presentation at the workshop Paradigm shifts in science, technology and economics, Ostwald-Gedenkstätte, Großbothen, 2017.

Can contradictions of sustainability be resolved?, presentation at Georg Müller Christ’s PhD workshop, Universität Bremen, 2017.

Learning from History. On the Potential Benefits of Uniting Paradigm Theory and the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ), presentation at the summerschool Progress, Regression and Social Change, HU Berlin, 2017.

Sci Fi Writing as a Means for both Creative Imagination Development and the Assessment of Future Developments from a Responsible Research and Innovation Perspective, presentation at the 7th Annual Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference, University of Texas, Dallas, 2017.

On the origin of TRIZ in the history of philosophy: TRIZ as a form of pragmatist-idealist dialectics, presentation at the 21st Leibniz Conference, Lichtenwalde, 2016.

Dialectics as logic for the purposeful development of artificial systems, presentation at the interdisciplinary workshop The problem with problems, Future of Law Lab, TU Dresden, 2016.

On the gamification of teaching creative problem solving, presentation at the Thinking Approach Teachers Conference, Riga, 2016.

Towards a theory of innovation, presentation at the 11th Interdisciplinary Conversation, Universität Leipzig, 2016.

Can Technological Progress be Democratized?, presentation at the annual meeting of the Science and Democracy Network, UCL and LSE, London, 2016.

Dialectical theories of inventive problem solving, presentation at the 31st International Hegel Congress, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 2016.

Creative problem solving – not only a question of trial and error, presentation at the symposium trial & error, Kunstverein Gegenwart, Leipzig, 2016.

ProHEAL: On a Nearly Forgotten Development of Altshuller`s TRIZ, presentation at the TRIZCON2016, Tulane University, New Orleans (Lousiana), 2016.

On the logical origin of TRIZ, presentation at the TRIZ working group of the innovation association Quer.Kraft, Altdorf (Nürnberg), 2016.



Justus Schollmeyer hat Philosophie an der Freien Universität Berlin und an der Sorbonne Paris IV studiert. Am LIFIS arbeitet er zur Logik von in den Ingenieurwissenschaften beheimateten Methoden des Auflösens von Systemwidersprüchen (TRIZ) und zu deren disziplinübergreifenden Anwendung. Die Ergebnisse fließen in seine Promotionsarbeit zu nachhaltiger Organisationsentwicklung ein, die von Prof. Georg Müller-Christ an der Universität Bremen betreut wird. Ziel der Promotion ist die Entwicklung effektiver Methoden zur Aufdeckung und Überwindung von Widersprüchen bei Nachhaltigkeitsfragen. Damit soll Georg Müller-Christs Theorie des Widerspruchsmanagements um Werkzeuge zur Widerspruchsüberwindung erweitert werden.