According to you, beyond the economic situation of the country, what are the problems that you might encounter in the development of the Thessaloniki Innovation Zone and how they could be overcome?”
Throughout the world, Innovation Zones operate as magnets for small & medium sized companies or R&D departments of large enterprises. These Zones cannot succeed without a collaborative framework among all parts of the entrepreneurial innovation eco-system, including high level scientific and administrative personnel and a supportive financial and tax environment. In the case of Thessaloniki, we already have a critical mass of academics, researchers, highly skilled personnel, R&D departments of medium-sized and large enterprises and spin-offs. The critical success factor for Thessaloniki Innovation Zone is to enable and accelerate synergies among all major stakeholders of the entrepreneurial innovation eco-system in Northern Greece and thus create an innovation-friendly environment.