To innovate (创新) means to introduce new ideas, methods, products, etc.
On 20180210, before Little Prince went to sleep, I shared with him an article about the M-Bot, a robot that aims to remove waste from water and protect marine habitats, designed by GEMS United Indian School grade 5 student Sainath Manikandan. Sainath’s robotic kit included items e.g. CPU, three DC motors, three wheels, 6V battery case, remote transmitter, receiver board and cables. He also spent Dh550  on buying other materials , e.g. the colorful inflatable pool. Little Prince was inspired to design and innovate an airplane, using recycled water bottles.
To be innovative:
 To innovate, one often has to be wealthy enough to afford resources (time, talents – either self and others, materials, etc)