As a contract research organization CINTAL provides a link within
the innovation chain betweeen fundamental research as a source of
knowledge and pratical application as the use of knowledge which
can be commercially exploited.
CINTAL is hosted at the University of Algarve, Campus de Gambelas,
and most of its activities are initiated by professors and laboratories
of the University, often in relation with industrial partners or other
University laboratories either in Portugal or in the EU.