About us

Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation,
French Innovation Hub for the agri-food sector

Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation is a “pôle de compétitivité”, an innovation cluster gathering together:

Start-ups and Companies (both agri-food chains operators and solution providers) 

Major players in venture capital and private equity for the ecological transition

Public and private research institutions, education centers

Local authorities and stakeholders in economic development

Our missions and objectives are to:

  • Maintain and improve competitiveness through innovation

  • Facilitate meetings between companies, research organisations and education centers

  • Foster the emergence of innovative ideas

  • Support the implementation of collaborative innovation projects

  • Affirm and qualify projects and innovative companies throught labelling processes

  • Facilitate access to public and private fundings

  • Create value and employment 

Want your European initiatives to succeed? Need tools and sectorial expertise, use cases and stakeholders to get on board?
Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation is your partner!

Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation is an innovation hub whose members are committed to the growth of ecology-smart agrifood chains.

We can bring our sectorial expertise to your initiatives on a wide range of assignments:

  • Innovation scouting and mapping
  • Ideation and engagement of ecosystems
  • Communication and dissemination
  • Business development and facilitation
  • Resources, tools and methods (open innovation management, financial support to third Parties)

Our team is fully involved in European projects. Horizon Europe, Clustering, Inter-regional and other international initiatives are all within our scope.

Registered as a Digital Innovation Hub and holder of the Gold Label – Cluster management Excellence

From farm to fork, in order to foster ecology-smart agri-food chains : agroecology and biosolutions ; digital solutions and robotics ; agroindustrial processes and territorial food systems.

Active member of European networks suche
as Plant InterCluster and S3 platforms (Smart Sensors for Agri-food ; Traceability and Big Data)

Recently we have built and coordinated

Diva project (InnoSup) 

To provide support to the emergence and development of new industrial digitech value chains with applications to the agri-food, forestry, and environment sectors.

Agro y Aigua (Euroregion)

To build a dynamic and innovative partnership between the agrifood and water management sectors, or “AgroTIC Hub” to support the digital transformation of agri-food companies in Navarre, the Basque Country and New Aquitaine

Food Log Proximity (Smart Agri Hub)

To identify and support companies with digital solutions for short food supply chains in the Occitanie region

Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation is an innovation cluster. We foster, promote and support real world innovations. We lead a multi-stake holder community of more than 400 organizations and 5000 people, members from both the scientific and economic fields.

We believe in Innovation as a response to contemporary challenges that transcend the agro-industrial sectors

  • Contributing to the world’s food and bioresources supply
  • Decarbonizing our production systems and adapting them to the changing climate
  • Combining ‘human health through nutrition’, “animal health and welfare”, and ”plant and environmental health”
  • Organizing territorial value chains thereby making our economy more circular

We are located at the heart of the leading agri-food regions in France : Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Occitanie.

We are a driving force of the national ecosystem, engaged in the European innovation dynamic. 

We are deeply involved in European projects as coordinator as well as key partner.

We are an active member of European networks such as the Plant InterCluster and S3 platforms. 

We are Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation.

Do not hesitate to contact us!


About us - Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation