The Co-Innovation Cluster Program is a State Government initiative to support local regional agriculture, food and wine businesses to become more collaborative, productive and globally competitive.
The $2.7 million Murraylands, Riverland and Limestone Coast pilot program had the aim of developing greater economic benefits for these areas.
Successful projects funded under the initial pilot program are now making a tangible difference for the businesses and regions that were involved.
The next stage of the Program will involve targeted support for clusters across South Australia. More information on future cluster projects will be made available on this page.
What are clusters?
Innovation clusters are a widely recognised concept used worldwide as an effective means to stimulate urban and regional economic growth. It is now widely accepted that the productivity and competitiveness of industries that participate in such an initiative improves significantly.
Cluster initiatives are usually projects organised as collaborations between a range of groups including private businesses, government agencies and academic institutions.
Clusters facilitate the building of partnerships to initially prioritise and then activate local economic development opportunities. Generally, businesses that are part of a cluster are more likely to collaborate and innovate than independent firms.
Clusters work by collaborating and sharing information for common goals, which leads to a greater return on investment for enterprises, regions and the state.
Cluster program contact
SA Food Innovation Centre
Phone: (08) 8226 0109