Collaboration

Dragon Innovation

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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A New Alliance: SecondMuse and Further By Design

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Imagine a series of virtual high-fives when Ikea announced it was planning to use biodegradable mushroom-based packaging instead of polystyrene in an effort to be more eco-friendly. It happens that the mushroom-based material Ikea is embracing was invented by Ecovative, an innovator that Further By Design and SecondMuse have helped accelerate. The companies have worked together for six years on solving complex societal and environmental challenges through a systemic approach, including founding the award-winning LAUNCH…

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Monica in Mexico

Systems Thinking is Another Form of Storytelling

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As part of our monthly series featuring the work of our colleagues at SecondMuse, today we learn more about systems thinker Monica Price Cohen. Monica brings together a passion for systems thinking, facilitating collective impact and building community. She has worked with clients in multiple industries to solve complex business and people challenges. Prior to consulting, Monica worked for many years in the tech industry at Cisco Systems and has a strong analytical background. 1)…

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We Need Unprecedented Collaboration, Q/A with Todd Khozein

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Todd Khozein is a managing partner of SecondMuse and a pioneer in systems innovation based on biological models. He holds a Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Mexico. As we begin a new year, Todd shares his vision for SecondMuse and the importance of creating collaborative frameworks. At SecondMuse Todd has founded initiatives such as Random Hacks of Kindness (in collaboration with Google, Microsoft, HP, NASA, the World Bank…

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What Is Collaboration?

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Collaboration is an increasingly important skill across a variety of sectors and industries, yet it remains to a large extent an ambiguous concept.  We asked 15 experts on collaboration what they thought and here’s what we found. Collaboration is important across multiple industries and multiple sectors.  In education, collaboration increases teacher performance and student achievement, in business it accelerates innovation, in the voluntary sector it increases outreach and impact, and in the public sector it…

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