Category Archives: Systems Innovation

A Promise to NYC Makers…

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  NYCEDC is known for incubating amazing projects (many of which you’ll read about right here over the coming year). If you have any doubt about that claim just look at what has emerged from BigApps and the explosion of tech in general in this city since that program was introduced five years ago. Naturally, last December when we saw an RFP issued from NYCEDC to build a program that connects Making, new technology and the…

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LAUNCH: Green Chemistry Challenge

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At LAUNCH, we see a future where the making of things has a positive impact on human prosperity and planetary sustainability. With this SYSTEM CHALLENGE: Green Chemistry, LAUNCH seeks innovations that leverage or advance green chemistry to transform the system of materials and manufacturing to one that advances global economic growth, drives human prosperity and replenishes the planet’s resources. The current green chemistry challenge will run from June 18, 2014 until September 24, 2014. Up…

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Are we on the verge of a clothing revolution?

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We are at a turning point in the apparel industry – everyone from H&M to haute couture is asking how they can incorporate sustainability into their business models. From our work at SecondMuse we want to share some of our observations about what’s happening in the apparel and footwear industry. Consumers are seeking sustainable alternatives that are fashionable and are cost competitive. Price and style are no longer the only factors that consumers care about….

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