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Biognosis Toolbox

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The History

Some years ago, I had a product idea. During the last months, I’ve tried crowdfunding to pre-finance creation and printing costs. That did not work out, yet I have learned a lot – it was definitely worth the try. The product’s fine, it has got its market – but my potential customers are very international, and a bit tricky to reach. Therefore, only digital versions of the tools are available for now – the tangible variants still have to wait. 

What is it? 

Basically, my Biognosis Toolbox supports your idea generation work. Its contents are based on different creative problem-solving methods – here are the three most influential ones: 

TRIZ … an acronym for the “Theory of Inventive Problem-Solving” which is based on a thorough patent analysis (aka documented human ingenuity).  

Biognosis … a Greek word, combining bios – life and gnosis – insight. I use it as an umbrella term for the learning from nature.

Trigger Picture Analysis … a method which uses our association capability. Looking at pictures, different thoughts come up. It is a bit like yoga for your mind – and supports the solution finding process.


At the moment, there are six different product variants.

There’s the Biognosis TRIZ Set which can be manufactured on demand from 100 pieces up, branding included. Forty inventive principles are depicted, using biological examples. It is made for people who are into TRIZ and already know a bit more about these principles – but you can use them without prior knowledge, too.  

The Biognosis CATALYST Kit offers inspirational picture cards to deploy “survival of the fittest” strategies for tech, business and design. You do not need any special prior knowledge – just curiousity. 


The Biognosis KIDS Kit still needs some work. It is made for kids, teachers and parents – to learn about different living beings and how they meet their challenges. It’s got a more playful approach, to make learning fun. There are drawings involved, fable stories and dice 😉

The Biognosis CIP Set is still in concept phase and will be perfect for people who like quality and process management. It is made to support a continuous improvement process, hence the name. 

The Biognosis SDG Set is still in concept phase, too. It is based on the 17 sustainable development goals, and about applicable respectively descriptive strategies found in nature. 

While I created posting content for my » Instagram channel, different explanatory graphics evolved. It is quite a nice collection by now, and will make for a good graphics story book – the Biognosis Book

If you’d like to know more or are interested in ordering, shoot me a » message – both German & English is okay.  

P. S. If you’d like to read more on my tools, head over to the website »