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

Open innovation

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.

Collective action

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.

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Why We Innovate: Aquaculture Innovators Share Their Stories

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From Australia to South Africa, and from Thailand to Tanzania, since late 2016, ten game-changing companies have set out on a journey to reengineer aquaculture with their own sustainable solutions. In a new video series, each of these Aquacelerator Fellows sheds light on their innovations and what drove them to pursue the impact they are working toward. One of those Fellows is Jonathen Arul. Arul is the co-founder of Mawio Farms and partnering with Matthew…

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2017: The Way We Work

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In the last century the world has seen an unprecedented expansion of economic activity that has generated material prosperity for many, but not for all. The prevailing approach to economic expansion is beginning to undermine the local and global ecosystems on which human health and well-being depend. The speed of global change can compound these challenges, but can also present opportunities to address them. At SecondMuse, we want to disrupt the prevailing system in a…

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SecondMuse Ushers In 2017 With New Chief Operating Officer

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Joel Carnes is key hire for rapidly expanding global innovation agency January 9, 2017; Washington, D.C. – SecondMuse, a global innovation and collaboration agency, announced today that Joel Carnes will join the company as Chief Operating Officer. Carnes brings to SecondMuse nearly twenty years of wide-ranging corporate and nonprofit experience in strategic and tactical management experience, during which he has led projects in fifteen countries across five continents. In this new role, Carnes will oversee…

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Happy Holidays from SecondMuse!

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Together with our committed partners, collaborators and innovators, we’re tackling some of the biggest challenges of our time including food security, climate resilience, re-engineering aquaculture, sustainable palm oil production as well as disrupting how we reuse, recover and recycle waste. Our work addressing women and girls in STEM, incubating advanced manufacturing and building capacity for innovators has taken us from the five boroughs of New York City to some 20 countries around the world from…

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