Hub of innovation for ecology smart AgriFood Chains in France
Fully engaged in the European innovation dynamic.
Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation is the cluster of innovation for ecology smart agrifood chains. Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation brings together most of the economic, political, research and training players in the South-West’s agriculture and agri-food sector.
We are located in the heart of the leading agri-food regions in France: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 1st in value and largest agricultural area, and Occitanie, 1st in organic farming and number of farms. Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation is a driving force of the national ecosystem, engaged in the European innovation dynamic.
How unique we are
Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation serves as a nexus for diverse, high-value productions. Our geographical footprint encompasses the production of a wide range of crops including fruits, vegetables, vine, wine, corn, sunflowers, as well as soya and pulses. Simultaneously, we are situated within a leading region for livestock rearing, spanning beef cattle, sheep, and goat milk production. Our location further extends into the cultivation of palmipeds, a key element in the distinguished foie gras production.
Our Excellence in AgTech Topics
Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation’s activities build upon and contribute to the roadmap of the European Green Deal to achieve carbon neutrality on the continent by 2050 integrating resilient, green, healthy and sustainable food systems.
Our network links a wide range of actors from both scientific and economic worlds. We aim to support companies for the access to financial resources, project engineering, skill acquisition, and searching potential partners to facilitate the integration of innovative technologies in our territory with a competitive advantage. We seek to create added value through cooperation between these different stakeholders and participate to the transfer of know-how and the implementation of joint innovative projects in the agri-food sector.
A key Partner in major EU projects
Our team is fully involved in European projects. Horizon Europe, Clustering, Inter-regional and other international initiatives are all within our scope. Our experience joined to our expertise is a key point during collaboration with different stakeholders to share practices, knowledge, and to offer the companies access to financial opportunities. We are notably an active member in different European networks such as Traceability and big data and Smart Sensors for AgriFood.
Discover a few of these as follows
Developed within the European Horizon 2020 program, the DIVA initiative has led to support and finance the deployment of digital innovations in the agri-food, environment,
HighFive is a European project from the Inter-regional Innovation Investment scheme (I3), co-financed by the European Commission. The overall objective is to support SMEs from