Alexander Innovation Zone is the managing authority of the OK! Thess pre-incubator for start-ups.
The evolution of Thessmart INNOHUB, an initiative of AIZ, was the pre-incubator OK!Thess. The OK!Thess pre-incubator is a wider collaborative structure with international support, that welcomes the ideas of young scientists-researchers who want to start their own businesses and then feeds the incubators operating in Alexander Innovation Zone with mature initiatives capable of seeking external funding.
In OK!Thess, along with Alexander Innovation Zone, which has taken over the management of the project, the following stakeholders are participating: the Municipality of Thessaloniki, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Macedonia, the International Hellenic University, the Association of Industries in Greece, the Exporters Association,the KEPA Business and Cultural Development Centre and the Association of Informatics Enterprises in Northern Greece aiming at creating a focus for the Innovation Ecosystem of Thessaloniki, open to all institutions in the city. The funding of this action comes from a donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.