The Division for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer (CRIA) is the body established at the University of Algarve in order to facilitate technology transfer and the creation of an Entrepreneurial Culture in the Academy.
CRIA aims to promote relations between the University and the industry, to increase the technology and knowledge transfer, to support the establishment of new enterprises, to generalise the use of industrial property rights mechanisms and developing technological infrastructures to enhance specific research fields in the Algarve.
CRIA was established in 2003, from the need for a support service to develop advanced business ideas and inventions created at the university, which could migrate to the market.
The main intervention areas of CRIA are: Intellectual Property and Licensing Support, Commercialisation and Technology Transfer, Entrepreneurship and Business Development, European Projects and Studies.
More information in www.cria.pt/cria/pt