Introducing the Innovation WorkBench® software version 4.x

Ideation is now pleased to announce the release of the Innovation WorkBench (IWB) 4.x, incorporating enhancements prompted by users over the last 10 years as well as recent advances made to the I-TRIZ methodology. New features, among others, include a friendlier user interface, multilanguage support, more effective project and license management, an embedded search engine for the internal knowledge base, availability of refined (more specific) directions for innovative solutions facilitating teamwork in brainstorming mode, and many more. See What’s new for the detail list.

Users of IWB version 3.x can continue enjoying:

The best in the industry Ideation proprietary analytical tools built upon dozens of years of practical experience:

  • Innovation Situation Questionnaire®
  • Problem Formulator® (AI-enabled)

Unique Ideation proprietary knowledge base extracted from millions of inventions within practically all engineering disciplines, including: 

  • Over 400 inventive Operators (principles and other recommendations)
  • Over 1300 illustrations
  • Over 250 scientific effects
15-day trialFree
1-month lease$450
6-month lease$1,200
1-year subscription1,800
Purchase price$5,000
Trade-in option– owners of the version IWB 3. x (permanent license) can trade it in for $900

Download the free 15-day trial version here: Innovation WorkBench v.4

Contact us to buy and/or for additional information at

What’s new?

Multilanguage (Localization)

Support of several project templates

Multifunctional editor supports:

  • Document structure compatible with MS Word
  • Ribbon interface
  • Multi-page Layouts
  • Vertical and horizontal rulers
  • Quick access panel
  • Thumbnails view
  • Multiple Undo/Redo
  • Tables
  • Support of MS Word styles
  • Export in HTML and RTF formats
  • Page Layout
  • Image Viewer
  • Hyperlinks
  • User’s (TRIZ) fields: Diagram (PF), Idea, Direction, Topic, Refine direction
  • Files compression


  • Adjustment and saving of project parameters


  • Imbedded search engine for knowledge base

Update manage

  • Manual/Automated modes


  • Project navigation

Ideas list

  • Ideas export/import
  • Ideas filters
  • Ideas rating

Template Maker (template creator-external tool)

  • Creation of templates for IWB

Context Help

License manager

  • Evaluation or trial versions
  • Network Floating licenses via license server