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.


Vincent Corbel
(Principal investigator and coordinator/IRD)

John Vontas
(WP1 leader/FORTH)

Pie Müller
(WP2 leader/Swiss TPH)

Florence Fournet
(WP3 leader/IRD)

João Pinto
(WP4 leader/IHMT-UNL)

Anne Poinsignon
(WP5 leader/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.