innovate in‧no‧vate [ˈɪnəveɪt] verb [intransitive]
to design and develop new and original products:

• He accused the company of being conservative and reluctant to innovate.

— innovator noun [countable] :

• Portman became famous in the 1960s as an innovator in hotel design.

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innovator UK US /ˈɪnəveɪtər/ noun [C]
a person who develops a new design, product, etc. or who has new ideas about how to do something: »

The UK needs a new generation of innovators in the public sector to deliver better value for taxpayers' money.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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