University of Algarve
The University of the Algarve (UAlg) is a young (thirty years old) higher education public institution located in the southern region of Portugal. UAlg is located in four camps - three in Faro and one in Portimão. .
UAlg has around 750 permanent teaching and 450 research staff, evidencing a growing commitment towards R&D and Innovation. The main research and teaching areas are: Earth and Marine Sciences, Health, Management and Tourism, Engineering and Technology and Social Sciences and Humanities.
CRIA is the Division of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer of the University of Algarve, aiming to promote relations between the university and the industry, increase the technology and knowledge transfer, support the establishment of new firms, generalize the use of industrial property rights mechanisms and developing technological infrastructures to enhance specific research fields in the Algarve..
CRIA was born in 2003, from the need of creating a service to support the development of advanced business ideas and inventions born at the university that could migrate to the market..
The intervention areas of CRIA are: Intellectual Property and Licensing Support, Commercialization and Technology Transfer, Entrepreneurship and Business Development, European Projects and Studies.