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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Three Lessons from SecondMuse’s M-Corps Launch at New Lab

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More than a year ago, we wrote a 90-page proposal to win NYSERDA’s M-Corps RFP. There were lots of diagrams and models, fancy flow charts and infographics. But really, those frameworks were just elaborate ways to deliver our real message: SecondMuse’s M-Corps will strengthen the cleantech manufacturing economy in New York by bringing people together and solving real problems like how to manufacture. Sound a bit vague? It’s not. From innovation districts to coworking spaces,…

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Dragon Innovation Signs on as Lead M-Corps Sponsor and Partner

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SecondMuse’s M-Corps just got a whole lot stronger with the addition of Dragon Innovation as our lead sponsor and core design-for-manufacturing partner. Over the next two years, we’ll be helping dozens of cleantech startups manufacture and get to market across New York State. Dragon Innovation will be alongside us to spearhead startups’ journey from prototype to high-volume factory production. Manufacturing (and all its pitfalls) starts well before production, which is why we felt Dragon was…

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CAUSINDY 2018 ‘Connected by Sea’: SecondMuse Introduces Two Ocean Projects in Indonesia

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In early September 2018, Simon Baldwin, director of SecondMuse Indonesia went to Makassar to attend the 6th annual Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth (CAUSINDY), a conference to enhance the Indonesia-Australia bilateral relationship by exploring points of collaborations between the two countries to solve several issues on the chosen theme. 31 youth delegates, including members of parliament and leaders in business, academia, and social enterprise, traveled from across Australia and Indonesia to attend. With a theme…

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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…

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