Date: 15th century
1 : the introduction of something new
2 : a new idea, method, or device : novelty
I think the pack is an innovation. Development in the US seems to have "hit the wall" as someone mentioned here earlier (a new material, as for example MLD now using Dyneema for their packs, is an extension of their current line - for me) and Laufbursche, with his education as a Dipl. - Engineer & Architect, took design to the next level. He's also a perfectionist, so the build is of the highest quality.
Yes, innovation for a frameless pack can only go so far, but the lid, build and materials used are for me - and a couple others here, it seems - reason enough to hail it as a innovation. Yes, it is made of lightweight materials - nothing new, yes it has a small size - nothing new, yes, it has a mesh front and side pockets - nothing new, though the lid, the attachment system for the pad on the back are something that hasn't been see like this on another pack and hence are seen as an innovation (David, as I know that we like to misunderstand each other, this is not an attack on you, I accept your opinion =).
Mateusz is working hard on getting the company off the ground. SME law in Germany is sadly not as "relaxed" as in the US, so it takes a lot more work and time. But we are getting there, and I am positive that Laufbursche's Online Shop will open in a couple of months (shipping worldwide!).
For those who need more proof of the innovation: Video of the Laufbursche huckePACK.