Mitsotakis outlines vision to make northern Greece a global player in tech, innovation

My vision is to make Thessaloniki and northern Greece a globally competitive pole of attraction for high technology products and innovation, main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday, during his visit to Thessaloniki’s Technopolis.

Mitsotakis met with with executives of businesses involved in developing innovation.

We have both the plan and the will to provide you with the opportunities to turn your business dreams into action, to teach a new generation of young people the concept of entrepreneurship, the concept of taking a business risk, but you must always be aware that business risk must be accompanied by the expectation of a reward,” Mitsotakis said.

He added that there is a need for a comprehensive legislative framework for innovative entrepreneurship, a shift to research programmes in Greek universities, applied research and tax incentives.