December 1, 2021

The French pole Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation ASOI joins the S3 TBD Community

ASOI, partner of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Occitanie regions, located in the South-West of France and bordering with Spain is positioned on the Agrifood sector from production to consumer.

Regions Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie and ASOI share the same objective set out in their S3 roadmap: to support agrifood companies in their digital transformation to gain competitiveness and access new markets by animating and relying on competent actors, French but also European clusters, research organizations, training bodies, technical centers and socio-economic actors.

With its 400 members, more than half of whom are SMEs, the  cluster has strong digital skills such as:

  • Technology providers and digital solutions: producers of smart sensors, DST, Data, etc.
  • Agro-equipment manufacturers: producers of production machines, producers of robots, etc.
  • Integrators: integrating smart sensors into the production line of agri-food companies
  • Research and training organizations (DigitAg, Chaire Agrotic Service, Theia Geosud)

In addition, ASOI is already heavily involved and partner in European cluster networks, such as the Plant Inter Cluster on the plant sector federating 12 euroclusters, some of which participate in S3 traceability and big data, on European projects such as  DIVA (Boosting innovative Digitech Value chains for Agrofood, forestry and environment)  that it coordinated and which all develop the digital sector on agrifood.

The cluster and the regions of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Occitanie, due to the richness and excellence of their entrepreneurial and scientific ecosystem are therefore enthusiastic to join the traceability and big data platform community, to share its  know-how and skills, to exchange with other clusters on good practices, to identify potential partnerships on European projects, and to develop its European network for the benefit of its memberships.