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.
We collaborate with organizations to bring new thinking and solutions to complex challenges facing humanity
A unique combination of human- centered design, systems thinking and collaboration
A collaborative process for identifying challenges, creating solutions and accelerating them to market. Open innovation expands the pool of innovation beyond typical sources, more efficiently matching problems with potential solutions.
The purposeful and highly coordinated efforts of multiple actors. It unites the resources and effort, creates the trust, and establishes the common vision required for long-term solutions.
We believe that positive impact is a function of deep understanding, good ideas and effective action.
Caption: With NASA’s Chief Technology Officer for IT Deborah Diaz at the launch of the OSIRIS-REx mission There was a collective sense of anticipation and excitement at Cape Canaveral in Florida last evening as we witnessed the launch of the OSIRIS-REx just after 7pm. Together with hundreds of others on bleachers just outside Kennedy Space Center, NASA made history again. @secondmuse does @OSIRISREx @KennedySpaceCtr! We're all smiles with the @spaceapps crew! Let the countdown begin……
September is shaping up to be a big month for us. Together with our partners, we’re tackling some of the big issues of our time. Sustainable palm oil production, climate resilience, and re-engineering aquaculture are just some of the global challenges we’re currently working on. Through the LAUNCH platform, we’re also focused on identifying global solutions in areas like chemistry, materials, and nutrition and bringing together diverse networks to support them to scale. Why do…
In early 2016, the Blue Economy Challenge partners launched a call for ideas that would revolutionize the relationship between seafood and ocean health. 220 applicants from 41 countries answered that call with a breathtaking range of innovations— Julia Luthringer of Conservation X Labs visualized the submissions in the infographic below. We are proud to introduce the 20 finalists today— read about them here!
As storytellers, we had an eye in the sky. When we set out to tell the story of obesity and malnutrition in Tonga and Timor, the DJ1 Phantom 3 drone we deployed on the field greatly impacted our production. Together with producer Andy Day of KeepLeft, we used a combination of drone footage and traditional footage to tell a multidimensional story, contrasting the beauty of the landscape with the dual challenges of obesity and malnutrition. This is…