Thessaloniki to become home to Balkans’ largest technology park

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The government is set to launch one of the most important research and innovation projects in Greece in the form of a state-of-the-art technology park and startup hub for Southeastern Europe in Thessaloniki, Thess INTEC. 

The park stretches over 76 hectares in the municipality of Thermaikos and is said to become the largest of its kind in the Balkans. 

Deputy Development and Investment Minister, Christos Dimas is overseeing the project and has said that the aim of the project is to develop state-of-the-art infrastructure with 4th generation technologies such as industrial laboratories, machinery, computer facilities, a large-scale incubator and accelerator, flexible office space, collaboration and networking areas, a theme park for education and recreation, a conference centre , cycle paths and green spaces. 

More than 70 significant and cutting-edge businesses, universities, and research institutions have so far signed MoUs with Thess INTEC. The project has been included in the Recovery Fund and will be financed with approximately 35 million euros.

Source: Ekathimerini

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