The Greek ministry of Development and Investments moves forward with its plans for the first “State of Innovation” in Greece.

The “State of Innovation” aspires to become “the natural headquarters for innovation” in the country, a multipurpose space, where start-ups, researchers, universities and business research & development departments will create (through synergies) innovative products and services.

The international public tender for the Public-Private Partnership Contract is underway, as the second phase of the competition began a few weeks ago.

Graphic design of the “State of Innovation” at the old warehouses of CHROPEI

The “State of Innovation” will be located in an abandoned -for many decades- property, with an area of 17,893 sq.m., on Piraeus Street, Athens and more specifically in the old industrial building of CHROPEI (the historic Greek chemical company that closed down in 1995).

Current state of the CHROPEI industrial building

This location is expected to develop a natural area of innovation that will breathe new life into entrepreneurship, creating 2000 jobs in high tech startups and industry. Construction works will start in 2022.