The strategy of IRSEA is to develop a reference pole for Research and Education in the field of Semiochemistry and Applied Ethology, which are the flagship areas, at the basis of the Institute's birth.

Self-financing based on success

The principle of operation of IRSEA is based on the exploitation, through the filing of international patents, of the practical applications resulting from its research.

With more than 400 patents, the vast majority of which are associated with products marketed by pharmaceutical laboratories such as Santé Animale or SIGNS products, the Group-IRSEA's patent valuation agency, IRSEA has been able to ensure its development.

In addition to the valuation of its patents, IRSEA is also financed by public support for research (Bpifrance, research tax credit, European projects) and training, with the support of CIFRE grants.


organization of its international congresses, the IRSEA benefits from the active support of local authorities, in particular the Communauté de Communes du pays d'Apt and the City of Apt.

Self-financing and independence

This method of funding combined with a high degree of management allows IRSEA to fund its basic and applied research work, but also to offer thesis scholarships and to welcome students in optimal conditions.

IRSEA Strategy

Today, other areas have joined them such as Veterinary Pathology, Animal Welfare, Clinical Ethology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Molecular Biology. IRSEA is now working in several areas of research thanks to its team rich in different skills and professional profiles.

IRSEA is committed to sustainable development, which is why a more thoughtful organization has been set up to build the present and, above all, the future.

The main mission of IRSEA is to focus on the scientific aspect, but the Institute also wishes to offer follow-up and support in commercial and industrial developments. This strategy is being put in place to maintain control over the future of IRSEA's discoveries.

IRSEA therefore scans from Basic Research to Applied Research.

The operation of the Institute is supervised by three boards:

Strategic committee

The Board of Directors is responsible for validating the strategy of IRSEA to decide on general organizational and...

The Council for Research and Education

The Research and Teaching Council supervises the academic and scientific activities of IRSEA staff.

The Executive Council

The Executive Council is responsible for organising and logistically supporting the weekly operation of the IRSEA. It...

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