SERENDIPITIES GMBH founder Andreas Kyriacou grew up in the UK, Cyprus and Switzerland. He studied Technology Management at the Open University and also holds an MSc in Clinical Linguistics from the Universities of Potsdam (D) and Groningen (NL). Furthermore, he spent a year in the Universitat de Barcelona’s Cognitive Science and Language programme.

Andreas’ core research interests concern the neural and cognitive underpinnings of language processing and of creative thinking.

He contributed the chapter Innovation and creativity: a neuropsychological perspective for the volume Cognitive Archaeology and Human Evolution (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and has published in various journals. Andreas also acts as a tutor for cognitive psychology at Open University summer schools.

With the founding of SERENDIPITIES GMBH Andreas aimed to apply research insights from the cognitive sciences in workplace environments.

Andreas is the president of the Zürich
Freethinkers and a member of the board of the New European Movement Switzerland. He founded the Green Entrepreneurs and in the past acted as a member of the board of the Swiss Greens and was an elected member of the school board of the Zürich Uto borough from 2006-2010.

In 2011 Andreas was the driving force behind the four-day science festival Denkfest. The Denkfest took place again in 2014. The next edition will be in November 2017.