They say that innovation is much about connecting already existing dots in a way no one did before.
You may also hear that it is about seeding oneself with inspiring content and letting itself to grow like DNA moleculses create purposefull double helix.
Here are some sources you might find useful in that context:
Inc. – great if you look for interviews and testimonials of mind & soul shakers, who succeeded,
Entrepreneur – you will appreciate it for insights on newest trends and discussed breakthroughs,
Entrepreneur’s Startups – probably the best source of knowledge if you consider franchise business model,
GetAbstract – source of the newest and also classic business books summaries enabling almost infinite inspiration. You may be surprised by your academia or employer having already granted you the subscription;-)