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Agri Sud Ouest Innovation

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Year Established



8 Chemin de la Crouzette, 31 320, Auzeville-Tolosane (France)


Contact information

Laurent Augier

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Nicolas Nguyen The

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Lydia Brunault



Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation is a French "pôle de compétitivité" dedicated to innovation in the agri-food sector in southwestern France. ASOI has a staff made of 17 people and gathers some 400 members, mostly SMEs and mid-caps, laboratories, research centres and institutions. 
The Strategic Research Agenda of ASOI relies on three main priorities:
- Develop agro-refineries and enhance overall agricultural production, such as bioplastics,
- Improve production system efficiency, for example in agricultural machinery or precision farming through digital solutions
- Optimise eco-efficiency production inputs, for example with biocontrol products or biostimulants
Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation spreads on the large perimeter of the south-west part of France (Regions Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Occitanie), where the diversity of farm productions is important, regarding both vegetal and animal productions. Concerning crops, the cluster unite excellence competences from public and private research centers on vine and wine, fruit and vegetables, sunflower, corn and soy, including the European leader seeds companies and some rising SMEs in the ICT, biotechnologies and biocontrol sectors.

The core activities of ASOI rely on:
- the emergence of innovative ideas through the regular organization of creative events (innovation clubs, creativity sessions, hackathons) and thematic workshops or seminars (~ 20 events organized every year),
- the construction of innovative project with companies. ASOI provides an overview of funding possibilities at regional, national or European level, boost consortium dynamics, provide project engineering expertise and gives a label to projects fulfilling excellence criteria based on innovation aspects and economic and social spill-overs (~50 collaborative projects awarded every year)
-the support to companies to bring the innovation to the market: expertise in IP, business models, strategic intelligence, prospective missions on international markets (~100 SMEs supported every year). 

Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation is a GOLD-labelled cluster (Cluster Management Excellence Label) since 2012.

Le Pôle de compétitivité Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation répond aux enjeux de demain.   Il offre aux chefs d’entreprises et aux chercheurs un processus unique pour construire des projets collaboratifs de recherche et développement.  

Ces projets aboutissent à des produits concrets qui répondent aux nouveaux besoins des consommateurs en permettant aux entreprises de créer de la valeur et de l’emploi sur les territoires.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation is leader of the project DIVA (Innosup 2018-2021) devoted to promote innovative digital solutions in the ago-food sector. 

The activities of the hub are well aligned with the French national initiative for digitising industry, Alliance Industrie du Futur.

Market and Services


  • Agriculture and food
  • Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment

TRL Focus

  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Visioning and Strategy Development for Businesses
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
  • Mentoring

Service Examples


Support to compagnies to facilitate connections between members 

- Client organisation: compagnies of any size but more particularly SMEs

- Client needs: facilitate contacts between start-up, SME, end-users, mid-cap or big compagnies, and research organisations

- Provided solution: B2B meeting sessions organised by the DIH, direct contacts facilitated by the DIH' officers or during the events organised by the DIH

Agri Sud-Ouest innovation network is composed of some 10 000 contacts, 800 organisations and 400 registered members. A list of 650 contacts directly concerned by the digitization issues has been particularly set-up in the framework of the DIVA project. 

Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation organises on average 40 events/year under different forms (Innovation club for a half-day devoted to project emergence ; J-Tech for a full day devoted to a thematic overview provided by academics with B2B meetings ; webinars for 1 h focus on a special issue). Approximately 50 % of these events are devoted to the digital issues of the agri-food sector : data standards, climatic data availability and use, digital solutions for phenotyping, digital solutions for phytoprotection products, etc.

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Project engineering

Support for the construction of innovation project in response to Regional, National or European call for projects.

- Client organisation: compagnies of any size but more particularly SMEs, in links with research organisation,

- Client needs: engineering support to set-up projects and bring ideas up to  project submission under the most suitable funding solution and with an optimized change of success, 

- Provided solution: Consultancy provided by the DIH' officers to the DIH members

30 projects/year are supported and labellised on average by Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation. Approximately 50 % are related to digital issues such as Precision Farming (ex. PRECISDRONE project) or Robotics (ex. R²T² project). 

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Post-project development

Support to compagnies in the development of their new products or services after the R&D phase.

- Client organisation: compagnies of any size but more particularly SMEs

- Client needs: fill the gap between research output and the market

- Provided solution: 360° assessment and roadmap set-up with KPI definition

References : Delair for drone applications

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DIVA acceleration support

Financial and consultancy support to innovative ideas of digital solutions for the agri-food, forestry and environment sectors

- Client organisation: SMEs

- Client needs: support for 1) ideas with TRL 3-4 that need maturation (technical and business) before going further 2) solutions with TRL 5-6 that need to be demonstrated in real conditions  to be further commercially developped and 3) Full value chains that need support to internalisation to reach new markets

- Provided solution: DIVA project call for project. 3,1 M€ available for SMEs through vouchers for maturation, demonstration or internationalisation

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Organizational form

Public Private Partnership



Number of employees


Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope



  • Horizon 2020
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National specific innovation funding
  • Regional funding
  • Private funding


Number of customers annually


Type of customers

  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)
  • Large companies, multi-nationals
  • Research organisations


Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization


Digital Place

Partner Type

Networked, cluster organization


Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization


Corporacion Tecnologica de Andalucia

Partner Type

Networked, cluster organization



Partner Type

Large enterprise


Montpellier SupAgro

Partner Type

Educational institute


Bordeaux Science Agro

Partner Type

Educational institute



Partner Type




  • Robotics
  • Internet of things
  • Simulation, modelling and digital twins
Last updated: 12/12/18 19:04