Innovation takes place with the right culture. I would say it's almost as basic as learning your ABC.
A to go with being Agile and Adaptable - to experiment and try with small projects. Make changes and reinvent almost constantly and learn as you change and implement.
B stands for being Bold which is not about being reckless. It's about being courageous and responsible. Spend time doing your own homework and understand the problems deeply.
C is about being collaborative. Nobody innovates in a vacuum - the best ideas come from working with diverse groups of talent, across different units and not necessarily within the same office or even same company. The SICC innovation awards, for example, will only allow participation of innovation projects between big companies and SMEs.
Innovation is iterative - almost as simple as ABC. And include determination to fail and try again and again if you need a D - innovate by Doing.