SECONDMUSE

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

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A community sourced incubator for product startups in New York City

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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 Celebrates 2 Years as a Certified B Corporation

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Two years ago, SecondMuse became a Certified B Corporation™. Today, we are proud to announce recertification and an improvement in our score to 104.7, indicating an improvement in our environmental, team, community, and governance practices.   What is a B Corporation? B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.   SecondMuse is among a thriving community of more than 2,400 Certified B Corps from…

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Building a Brighter Future from the Farm to the World: Meet Hanna McCreath

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“We were one of the first communities in Queensland to prevent the approval of a proposed coal mine. Throughout the five years, friends and others told us repeatedly we wouldn’t win, but we were able to carry on in spite of this.” Hanna McCreath Hanna McCreath is a SecondMuse Associate, supporting LAUNCH and SecondMuse programmes. Prior to joining SecondMuse, Hanna worked in People and Culture for a youth-led development organisation, transforming the organisation’s processes and…

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The New Face of Innovation Takes Shape in NYC

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Four years ago, New York City Economic Development Corporation launched New York’s Next Top Makers, a competition pitting hardware startups against each other to win capital. The Shark Tank-style program was a typical model that celebrated competitive startups and the allure of a “winner.” Over the past three years, SecondMuse recast Next Top Makers as a collaborative program that enabled startups to work together and share best practices, resources and partners. The collaborative model also…

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Meet the 2017 #LAUNCHCircular Innovators: Transforming Design and Manufacturing with Feathers, Sugars, Algae, Circular Textiles & Smarter Phones

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Entrepreneur Alejandro Santacreu, the brains behind PuzzlePhone, has been welding and “disassembling stuff” with his grandpa since he was a kid. Today, his innovation is one of eight selected in our LAUNCH Design and Manufacturing Challenge, offering solutions to accelerate a circular economy using new design techniques and alternative ways of manufacturing and production. Meet the 2017 #LAUNCHCircular innovators: Living Ink Technologies – Making renewable and biodegradable printing ink from algae Colorifix – Converting agricultural residues into…

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