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.
The Incubation Network by Circulate Capital 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.
NASA SPACE APPS CHALLENGE
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.
OUT OF THE BLUE BOX
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.
We led the delivery of the Frontier Innovators program, an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s innovationXchange that identified and supported innovative businesses from across APAC to help them scale their impact.
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.
knowledge and innovation exchange
The Global Partnership for Education, a partnership and trust fund under the World Bank, supports 65 developing countries to ensure that children receive a quality basic education. SecondMuse and Bivee designed the strategic plan for an $80m Knowledge and Innovation Exchange fund.
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 innovationXchange and the LAUNCH Food platform.