InovCluster – Associação do Cluster Agroindustrial do Centro, is headquartered at the Agro-Food Technological Support Center in Castelo Branco. Inovcluster’s contribution focuses on increasing the competitiveness of local and regional production systems. It also aims at distinguishing the Central Region of Portugal at a national and international level. For this purpose, it establishes a cooperation platform amongst the key players of this sector. It provides companies support through innovation processes, RTD, knowledge transfer, training, new product development, services and processes, marketing and internationalization.

Currently, InovCluster has 181 associates of which 147 are companies and entities such as: Associations / Cooperatives, Higher Education Institutions, R & D institutions linked to the agribusiness and agro-food sector, and several municipalities of the Portuguese Centro region.

InovCluster has been supported by the Municipality of Castelo Branco and funded by COMPETE – Operational Competitiveness Factors Program, by the National Strategic Reference Framework and by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund.

Being recognized as an Excellence Cluster at a national and international level, capable of making a decisive contribution to ensure that the Central Region asserts itself at a national, Iberian and European level as a leading territory in the agro-food sector. Backed up by the singularity and quality of its agro-resources and their products.

Acting like an invigorating platform in Centro Region’s agro-food sector, reinforcing the implementation of initiatives and providing of services of Research, Development and Innovation (IDI), Internationalization and Empowerment of the business community, working in proximity and taking advantage of the skills and resources available from all the reference agents in the Region.