Launched in 2023, the INOVEC project is dedicated to fostering collaborative research and driving innovation to enhance the surveillance and control of mosquito vectors carrying emerging arboviruses in Europe and beyond.

At the heart of INOVEC lies a dynamic pan-European network, comprising diverse partners specialized in vector research, social sciences, and product development. This multidisciplinary collaboration aims to stimulate cutting edge research, strengthen institutional capacities, nurture career development opportunities, and facilitate the transfer of knowledge and technology to countries facing an increasing risk of arboviral diseases.

A key aspect of INOVEC’s mission is the coordinated integration of sectors. Through strategic partnerships, the project strives to raise awareness among policymakers and stakeholders about the pressing need for innovative solutions in vector control.

Conceptual framework of the INOVEC project

Key Objectives

  • Strengthen preparedness in European, African, and Latin American countries for mitigating Aedes-borne diseases through skill-building, knowledge acquisition, and career development;
  • Foster a culture of research & innovation in entomology by advancing the development and effectiveness of diagnostic tools (DTs), vector control tools (VCTs), and communication technologies (CTs)
  • Create pathways for product development by stimulating connections among companies, biologists, and social scientists working on vector control innovations;
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing by providing advice to policymakers and disseminating necessary evidence to enhance access to high-quality vector control products;
  • Promote knowledge accessibility by raising public awareness about Aedes mosquitoes and Aedes-borne diseases through community engagement and the production of educational materials;
  • Contribute to the health and well-being of societies by advocating for the judicious, rational, and integrated use of vector surveillance and control tools in accordance with regulatory constraints, environmental considerations, and local capacities