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Learn More About CAP's Innovation Program



Innovation is now a Strategic Initiative!

Innovate and explore new ways to provide relevant solutions to the dynamic nation we serve!

  • Civil Air Patrol Strategic Plan 2022-2026, Goal #3


The Command Team has approved the plan and timeline for defining the Strategic innovation program!  Your Innovation Team is collaborating with stakeholders to determine innovation goals, resources, and activities that will support CAP’s innovation aspirations!


  Upcoming Dates

  Command Team approval of final plan – April 2022

  Expanded Innovation Program launch

  2nd Innovation Competition – August 2022


No need to wait for the Strategic Innovation launch to get involved!  Submit, review, or rate a HUBCAP submission now!  Review the 2021 National Conference video session entitled, “Build, Measure, Learn, Repeat” for ideas on how to introduce innovation activities in your unit!


CAP’s Innovation Program Guiding Principles​

All innovation has value; however CAP’s highest priority is to unearth existing or discover new innovations that improve the way CAP executes its mission; ease the burden on CAP members, and experiment with new capabilities



How does innovation work?​

The program has two pathways for innovations to bloom. At the strategic level, the Command Team continues to embed enterprise level innovation in CAP’s organizational planning.  The unique aspect of CAP’s program is its focus on grassroots, member driven innovation through HUBCAP!




How do I get involved?​
Try HUBCAP, CAP Members’ Innovation Marketplace


Have you created an innovation that addressed a roadblock for your unit? HUBCAP is an eServices application, designed by volunteers, where inventors can share their solutions with other
members. Submissions are vetted by the Innovation Pit Crew, a group of volunteers who ensure regulatory and safety compliance and are committed to making solutions available.       
Users can find approved tools on HUBCAP, reuse, and rate them online.  Learn more about how members are helping members using HUBCAP here!


Have questions? Contact the team at

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