Part of your Cadet Innovation Project is to open your mind to the concept of innovation itself. Let's look at a some definitions of Innovation according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary says :
A. the introduction of something new, a new idea, method, or device
B. In technology, an improvement to something already existing. Distinguishing an element of novelty in an invention remains a concern of patent law.
There is a tendency to think that INNOVATION is about IDEAS...well that is only part of it. INNOVATION is about applying action and your talents to that great IDEA and through a series of trial and error experiments discovering what works and what doesn't, and refining your idea and innovative concept.
Sometimes by collaborating with another person or group, your idea combined with someone else's idea results in Innovation as well. Let us look at an example.