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.
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 200 patents, the vast majority of which are associated with products marketed by pharmaceutical laboratories (Ceva Santé Animale live but also through sub-licenses granted to other laboratories such as Virbac (Japan) or Farnam (Pet Trade in the USA); Biosem laboratories in France and abroad), IRSEA was able to ensure its development.
In addition to the enhancement of its patents, IRSEA also finances itself through public support for research (OSEO, research tax credit, CIFRE grants, European projects, private research funding) and training.
In the development of its research centre, as well as in the organization of its international congresses, the IRSEA enjoys the active support of local authorities, in particular the Community of Municipalities of the Pays d'Apt and the City of Apt.
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.
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.