With the aim of turning Thessaloniki into an international hub for the development of knowledge and knowledge-based entrepreneurship over the next few years, the Greek state established the Thessaloniki Innovation Zone (Th.I.Z.) through law 3489/2006.
Thus, the Innovation Zone is a modern tool for scientific, technological and entrepreneurial development at both Regional and National levels. The Zone is a unique project in SE Europe, gathering a critical mass of innovative enterprises, research bodies and spin-offs in geographical defined areas (nucleuses/pockets) of Thessaloniki. Alexander Innovation Zone S.A. is the body responsible for the design, implementation and management of the whole project. The spatial delimitation of the Thessaloniki Innovation Zone has been determined by the joint Ministerial decision No. 5064/613/09.05.2012 ΚΥΑ (ΦΕΚ Α.Α.Π. 163/10.05.2012).
More information can be found at: http://www.thessinnozone.gr/