Futureworks nyc

Since 2013, SecondMuse has defined New York City Economic Development Corporation’s approach to building the hardware economy. We created and scaled the citywide Futureworks Incubator from six startups per year to 85 per year and counting. Last year, SecondMuse started helping prototyping hubs, building the Futureworks Shops program to subsidize startups and entrepreneurs’ use of local machinery and spaces.


NYSERDA tapped SecondMuse to run M-Corps, the first statewide accelerator that helps cleantech startups manufacture and get to market faster. M-Corps will support growth-stage startups over the next two years as part of  the Empire State’s ambitious energy targets. 

The Incubation Network

The Incubation Network by The Circulate Initiative and SecondMuse will increase the quality and quantity of companies and programs working to stop plastic leakage to the ocean and environment while also increasing broad-based economic development and job growth, and improving health outcomes.

the Seafood innovation project

SecondMuse’ Seafood Innovation Project is building an entrepreneurial ecosystem for the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Indonesia. Through collaboration with a range of stakeholders, the Seafood Innovation Project will accelerate innovative solutions to achieve a sustainable economy, and build communities engaged in the Indonesian fisheries sector.


Space Apps is the world’s largest hackathon, which occurs over 48 hours in 200+ cities around the globe. Since 2012, SecondMuse has spearheaded this work in partnership with NASA. We work with engineers and students to use robotics, data visualization, hardware and design for the public good.


Funded by The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, and in partnership with Great Barrier Reef Foundation and The University of Queensland, SecondMuse’s Out of the Blue Box is a global challenge to source technologies and innovation that can help begin the journey to revive the Great Barrier Reef.

Frontier Incubators

We led the delivery of the Frontier Incubators program, an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s innovationXchange that supports impact-oriented incubators and accelerators in the Asia-Pacific region.


Now in its sixth year, LAUNCH brings together a diverse group of global stakeholders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to identify and define systemic challenges. Partners include Walmart, eBay, IKEA, Nike, USAID and dozens more global brands.


In partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, SecondMuse is building a community-sourced incubator to connect startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs with essential resources and support that will help the ecosystem thrive.


The LAUNCH Legends program saw two innovative pilots bring interactive storytelling technologies into Pacific Island classrooms with the aim of promoting healthy eating and better nutrition. Delivered through a partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s innovationXchangand the LAUNCH Food platform.

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