Brought together by accidents and sagacity, The Serendipity Society is a network intending to promote rigorous research and support for researchers of serendipity of all sorts.



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The Serendipity Society is comprised of researchers examining the complex phenomenon of serendipity from a variety of disciplinary and organizational perspectives. Given the growing interest among industry and academic institutions in developing spaces for serendipity, our mission is to create and nurture an active network of serendipity researchers, which

  • supports collaboration among senior and junior scholars,
  • promotes rigorous interdisciplinary research,
  • works toward the consolidation of research and development of theory,
  • creates a platform from which to develop serendipity research as an independent field of study,
  • provides a resource of expertise on serendipity to which organizations, funders, innovators, and planners can turn.

Find out about Society activities (such as our #serendipityreads twitter journal club, or the online Symposia series) on our Activities page. Connect with us on twitter or Linkedin or email through our Contact page. Or read our Blog.

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You can find the Society on twitter and on LinkedIn:

Please contact by email us if you wish to be a member* or have a comment or contribution to make to the Society. Reach out if you are starting to work with serendipity for your thesis or project, we have experienced researchers and practitioners in our network who may be able to help or advise!

*There are currently no membership fees, and those without publications are also encouraged to enquire.

Please note that we do not have a mailing list outside of our membership; membership currently has no fees or official requirements, but we would like to hear about your interest in serendipity research and practice, so that we can make connections among us where possible.

If you want to keep up with the Society events and activities, we recommend following us on twitter @ser_soc, and watching the Activities page or the Blog on this website. Please feel free to let us know about events related to serendipity research and practice we should know about! Thanks!