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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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…


10 Years Later: Reflections on Measuring Our Impact

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At SecondMuse, since our founding nearly ten years ago, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to comprehensively measure our impact. Many different approaches exist for measuring the impact of innovation, or even more specifically social innovation. In fact, there has been a rise in standard metrics through initiatives such as IRIS and B Corp which go beyond traditional measurement. Still, none of these seem to quite capture the full impact of our…

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Leaving Comfort, Loving Community: Meet Blake Garcia

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“I’m a Texan who loves home (and the Longhorns), but I knew I had to step out of my comfort zone.” Blake Garcia Blake has served in key roles on projects leading client engagement, program design and operations, as well as developing and managing strategic partnerships and networks. His work has spanned supporting local economic development initiatives in the State of Texas and New York City to building global innovation programs that have collectively engaged…

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