Last week I had a “Serendipity Management” master class in Novosibirsk, Russia. It was organized in the context of technopark development event.

The feedback from the audience was great, here is one of the key organizers of the whole event giving his testimonial:

“Just attended Serendipity Management Workshop delivered by Ilkka Kakko at our innovations & entrepreneurship fostering bootcamp deep in Russia, in Novosibirsk. Even though the term “Serendipity Management” may sound as an oxymoron, the workshop provides very clear examples and guidance how to keep your mind opened to new ideas, how to stimulate “unexpected creative collisions”, how to spot and harness those of potential business value. Very good balance of theory, sound example, practical exercises and activities, made the Serendipity Management Workshop real highlight of the day. Really enjoyed the Workshop and deeply believe in Serendipity Management as a “must have” skill for all those dealing with innovations both in startups as well as in big corporations.”  –  Alexey Nikolaev, Innovations and Entrepreneurship Development Manager, Intel Russia.

There is a certain commitment among the key players to get the similar master classes in Russia organized in coming months, so follow the details on fortcoming serendipity sessions!