An institute is an organisation, within an area of research, that crystallises a body of knowledge and savoir-faire produced by the School.

When a particular theme meets an economic need, an institute, which can include Company Agreements and Chairs, is then created. The aim is for an institute to be considered as a centre of outstanding expertise in its professional and academic environment. Two of the Group's three lines of research have led to the creation of institutes.


Institute for Sustainability through Innovation (IRSI)


EZVAN CécileDirector: Cécile Ezvan

The Institute for Sustainability through Innovation was created within Excelia in 2012.

The Institute’s objectives are:

  • to contribute to the development of management science research in terms of Sustainable Development and CSR
  • to advance CSR practices by supporting and guiding organisations and educating students
  • to develop standards in terms of social responsibility

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Tourism Management Institute (TMI)

luc béalDirector: Luc Beal

The activities of the TMI are carried out in collaboration with local companies and communities, in France and abroad. Research themes include Revenue Management, Destination Marketing and Oenomarketing.

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INNOV Case Lab

Innov Case Lab

Marie Noelle RimaudDirector: Marie-Noëlle Rimaud

In close collaboration with companies and organisations, the mission of INNOV Case Lab is to produce case studies and, more generally, to promote the pedagogical and academic recognition of cases. With this in mind, many case awards are co-organised by INNOV Case Lab.

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