We collaborate with organizations to bring new thinking and solutions to complex challenges facing humanity

We are an innovation agency designed to tackle complex problems. Together with our clients and partners we create solutions that have lasting social and environmental impact. We specialize in finding opportunities within complexity, working with the public, private and civil society sectors to:


Understand the systemic causes of issues, identify opportunities where new action will have the biggest impact, and design and coordinate efforts to implement change.

A unique combination of human- centered design, systems thinking and collaboration

Our Work


A community sourced incubator for product startups in New York City


Breakthrough technologies brought to scale

We believe that positive impact is a function of deep understanding, good ideas and effective action.

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SecondMuse Set to Tackle Ocean Plastic in Collaboration with Circulate Capital, U.S. State Department, Ocean Conservancy and More

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SecondMuse and Circulate Capital Launch Incubator Network at the Ocean Partnership Summit alongside the G7 Environment Ministerial Meeting According to Ocean Conservancy, scientists estimate that more than 8 million metric tons of plastic is entering our ocean every year. At this rate, within a decade, our ocean would be filled with one pound of plastic for every three pounds of fish. While the need to reduce the amount of trash in the ocean is abundantly…


SecondMuse Launches New York State’s First Cleantech Manufacturing Program

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SecondMuse is launching the first program in New York that is dedicated to helping cleantech startups manufacture and get to market. The two-year M-Corps pilot will provide cleantech startups with an embedded manufacturing team, access to critical templates and resources to support manufacturing, supply chain design and management support, engineering mentorship, and cash flow. Applications are open through Oct 8. SecondMuse will host a series of info sessions throughout September and early October. Rochester-based NextCorps is operating a…


Empire State of Impact: Meet Attia Taylor

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“I love that I’m able to build a community within the 2M family and in the projects we work on daily.” Attia Taylor Attia Taylor is the Community Manager for the SecondMuse Cities team supporting all Futureworks programming on and off line. Her role focuses on strengthening the community experience and communicating across programs to create a seamless experience for participants, partners, and sponsors. Attia is passionate about building and cultivating communities through journalism, creativity,…

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Where Are They Now: Aquacelerator Innovation Continues

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Kicking off in Perth, Australia at the end of 2017, Aquacelerator was an effort to revolutionize the aquaculture industry, develop local economies across the Indian Ocean region, and improve our relationship with oceans, fishing, and aquatic life, by connecting inspiring innovators with the networks capable of turning their ideas into reality. Led by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) InnovationXchange, in partnership with SecondMuse, Aquacelerator advanced the global adoption and scale of…

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