Mariusz Ptak is a Mechanical Engineer (Assistant Professor) at Politechnika Wrocławska with many years’ experience in Computer-aided Design/Engineering (CAD/CAE), finite element/multibody simulations of real world problems in nonlinear dynamics with emphases on pedestrian and cyclist safety, vehicle crashworthiness, ballistic impact, injury biomechanics. Holds an applied patent for the pedestrian protection system mounted on a SUV’s front-end. A laureate of “Top 500 Innovators” program at Stanford University, where he took his first steps in Design Thinking at the heart of Silicon Valley. Also an IPMA Certified Project Management Associate. He started his adventure with TRIZ 11 years ago in the UK through developing an engine system for a bachelor thesis project. Prior to working in academia, Mariusz enjoyed a career as a mechanical designer in various industries.