clever and innovative
ingenious - clever
If something is considered ‘ingenious’, then it displays originality and creativity. In a person, it is characterized by an unusual aptitude for invention and a high degree of resourcefulness. Not to be confused with the similar word ‘ingenuous’, which means ‘naive or trusting’.
I couldn’t figure out a way to solve the issue, but then Alice came up with an ingenious solution.
I admire Frank’s ingeniousness as an artist. He can make remarkable things out of ordinary household items.
The software still has a few glitches, but we’ve come up with a workaround thanks to Patrick’s ingenuity.