Home Partnership University of Algarve
Español(Spanish Formal International)Italian - ItalyPortuguês (Brasil)GreekEnglish (United Kingdom)
PDF Print E-mail








Name of the Partner  

University of Algarve

CRIA – Division of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer



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: Entrepreneurship, Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Industrial Property, Technological Infrastructures, Studies and Projects.


For more information:




Role in the project


Activities in the project

The contributions of the partner UAlg/CRIA will be in all almost activities and actions of KnowInG Project.

The aim is organize laboratories and workshops of creativeness and innovation for the local stakeholders, give them some basis and/or examples of good practices.

Simultaneously, the University of Algarve will be responsible to coordinate the scientific groups work, an essential action to research deeply in each partner territory and work together for a global analysis about actors, policies and tools in knowledge economy, creativeness and innovation.

Culture and Tourism is the territorial focus of the Algarve, in the KnowInG project. 

Last Updated on Monday, 26 March 2012 11:02