Invention vs Innovation vs Improvement | Raw Ideas For Scrutiny

What’s the difference? Is the above an invention, an innovation, an improvement?

Invention is something new which hasn’t yet been adopted or fully proven to the audience or market it’s aiming to assist.

Innovation is doing something different that has an ongoing positive effect.

Improvement is the result of advances on a status quo.

Do they each require a different model or are they complimentary stages along an evolutionary framework?


Invention -> Innovation -> Improvement

Or maybe improving something through invention is innovative?

Raw ideas in need of collaborative critiquing—what do you think?