The Consortium


INOVEC’s consortium comprises 16 internationally recognized research institutions and 5 product development companies from 12 countries, including France, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Greece, Portugal, Austria, Mauritius, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, and Brazil.

This diverse partnership drives a comprehensive approach to vector research, combining the expertise of academic partners in biology, ecology, genetics, virology, remote sensing, and social sciences, with the strengths of private sector partners in research and development, surveillance, control, and marketing. Through collaborative research, citizen science initiatives, and stakeholder engagement, INOVEC promotes interdisciplinary exchange and fosters a dynamic international network. The consortium’s collective dedication to advancing vector research and innovation, coupled with its recognized expertise and shared commitment, enhances visibility and integration within the field.

The coordinator

IRD – Institut de Recherche pour le Développement

Academic Partners

CIRAD – Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement

CNRS – Centre national de la recherche scientifique

CSIC – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

ENSEA – Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Electronique et de ses Applications

Fiocruz – Fundação Oswaldo Cruz

FORTH – Foundation for Research and Technology – HELLAS

IHI – Ifakara Health Institute (Tanzania)

ILM – Institut Louis Malardé

IRSS – Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé

Swiss TPH – Tropical and Public Health Institute

Unesp – Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio Mesquita Filho”

UNL – Universidade Nova de Lisboa

UoM – University of Mauritius

UOXF – University of Oxford

Non-academic Partners




IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency

Irideon S.L.

Mapa Technology S.L.


The Consortium of INOVEC operates through several bodies: the Steering Committee (SC), the Project Management Office (PMO), the External Advisory Board (EAB), and the Consortium Assembly (CoA). Through the collaborative efforts of these bodies, INOVEC ensures effective governance, decision-making, and oversight throughout the project’s lifecycle.

The Steering Committee (SC)

The SC serves as the primary decision-making body, responsible for defining the scientific direction of the consortium. Its key objectives include discussing relevant topics, making decisions on scientific and technical issues, reviewing progress, and ensuring project functioning in areas such as green initiatives, gender equality, and mobility plans.


Anne Poinsignon (WP5 leader/IRD)

Florence Fournet (WPL3 leader/IRD)

João Pinto (WP4 leader/IHMT-UNL)

John Vontas (WP1 leader/FORTH)

Pie Müller (WP2 leader/Swiss TPH)

Vincent Corbel (Coordinator/IRD)

The Project Management Office (PMO)

Hosted at IRD, the PMO ensures adherence to project activities’ deadlines. It organizes meetings and events, manages legal and administrative documents (such as EU reporting), and facilitates the internal and external dissemination and communication of research results.


Anne Poinsignon (WP5 leader/IRD)

Florence Fournet (WPL3 leader/IRD)

Victoria Franco (Project Manager/IRD)

Vincent Corbel (Principal Investigator and Coordinator/IRD)

The External Advisory Board (EAB)

The EAB conducts independent audits of the consortium’s operations, development, and direction, providing an annual technical report to the Steering Committee and Consortium Assembly.

The Consortium Assembly (CoA)

Acting as the overall supervisory body of the project, the CA actively participates in discussions and decision-making, casting votes on various subjects proposed by the Steering Committee. The CA reviews technical and financial reports provided by the PMO and deliberates on critical aspects such as intellectual property rights, handling of defaulting parties, withdrawal or inclusion of members, and admission of new members.

Organizational chart of INOVEC

The organizational chart above outlines the four instances of project governance (SC, PMO, EAB, and CoA) and provides an overview of the work packages, their leaders, and the tasks associated with each work package and their respective leaders.