I am looking for a word that describes one or both of the following situations:
- A researcher presents a new solution to a problem of his/her field of research by applying a strategy or idea used in an unrelated field of research for the first time.
- The solution to problem A or a derivative is applied to problem B, which is not related, but structurally similar in a way that the solution can be transferred.
Noun or adjective are both acceptible:
The solution was found through X=noun with the research field of Meteorology.
The X=adjective solution was inspired by the research field of Meteorology.
I have considered synergy, interdisciplinary, knowledge transfer and analogy. None of these fits.