Alexander Innovation Zone

We strengthen and promote innovative activities in the wider area of Thessaloniki with emphasis on purposes of public interest.


The strategic plan of AIZ is based on the following pillars:



Creation of a Digital Innovation Center for the Agrifood


Creation of the International Technology Park 4th generation Thess-INTEC

Thessaloniki Innovation Friendly Destination


AIZ Incubator

Developing a new incubator to support startups and entrepreneurship.

OK! Thess Incubator

Management of the OK! Thess Incubator


Memoranda of Understanding

Our vision

Promoting the greater Thessaloniki area as an innovation-friendly destination through the creation of high value and specialized jobs which will change the economic profile of the Region and contribute to increasing the country’s competitiveness.


  • Creating a sustainable and strong innovation ecosystem

  • Creating new jobs

  • Attracting R&D Hubs

  • Attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

  • Extending the scope of existing innovative businesses 

  • Mediation and intermediation. 

  • Facilitating the establishment of new innovative businesses


  1. Support services for Startups 

  2. Training activities 

  3. Facilitating access to innovative sources of funding

R&D enhancement 

  1. Hosting of R&D Businesses 

  2. Fostering research synergies


Our Event Spaces


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Students from the Sorbonne University visit AIZ and get to know the innovation ecosystem

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On May 28 2024, Alexander Innovation Zone hosted 70 academics and students from University of Sorbonne's masters program in Innovation Management in France, as part of their training program. The…
Business Angel Thesis Competition 2024

Business Angel Thesis Competition 2024

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Following the successful debut last year, we are delighted to inform you that we will be repeating the Business Angel Thesis Competition again this year. The award applicants can apply…
blue tech competition 2024

Cymothoe Initiative is introducing BlueTech Competition: the only start-up accelerator highlighting the technological innovation in Ocean

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Cymothoe Initiative, a prominent Greek not-for-profit organization, proudly presents the international BlueTech Competition, an innovative startup accelerator dedicated to fostering technological advancements in the Blue Economy. This new acceleration program…
Workshop | Introduction to Business Angel Investing

Workshop | Introduction to Business Angel Investing

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WORKSHOP OVERVIEW This workshop will offer you a complete overview of key elements of the fascinating and rewarding Business Angel world. Business Angels invest their own money into seed stage…

Thessaloniki is … INnovation Friendly

Enjoy the journey to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Thessaloniki Innovation Friendly Destination


Synergies in the Thessaloniki Ecosystem

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