The Cork Technology Centre (CTCOR) is a non-profit research laboratory that plays an important role in defining standards for the Portuguese cork industry. It conducts research in the following areas: environmental quality, energy, technical and technological innovation, strategy, and health and safety at work.

CTCOR is recognised by the Portuguese Government as a centre of expertise. It has around 200 members. Private funding makes up 70% of its income, with the remainder coming from the Government, through various agencies.