Simon S. Litvin, Ph.D.

Managing Director & Chief Scientific Officer

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Dr. Litvin is one of the founders of GEN3 Partners and is responsible for the quality of its innovation services. He drives the ongoing development, testing and implementation of GEN3's methodology, and supervises GEN3's Global Knowledge Network of experts. Dr. Litvin has led dozens of innovation projects for Fortune 1000 companies worldwide including Alcoa, British American Tobacco, Chiquita, Clorox and Covidien. He is also the CEO of Algorithm, GEN3's technical innovation center in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Prior to joining GEN3, Dr. Litvin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist of Pragmatic Vision International (PVI). At PVI, he developed more than 100 breakthrough technologies for the company's delivery system in Russia and Israel. Before PVI, he served as Vice President at Invention Machine Corporation where he led numerous international consulting projects for Fortune 500 companies such as P&G, Motorola and Intel.

Dr. Litvin is one of the world's foremost experts on Open Innovation, Value Engineering, and TRIZ. He has more than 35 years of experience developing, teaching, and implementing innovation methods.

He is Vice President, R&D of International TRIZ Association and Chairman of TRIZ Master Certification Board. He is also a member of the Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies, USA and European TRIZ Association (ETRIA).

Dr. Litvin is the author of over 20 patents, nearly 100 scientific and academic articles, and six books.

Education & Professional Certifications

Dr. Litvin earned his M.S.C.E from State Marine University in St. Petersburg, Russia. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Russian Academy of Science, The Institute of Science of Machine Problems in St. Petersburg, Russia. Dr. Litvin earned a TRIZ Master diploma from the International TRIZ Association.