Corte Velada's companies have a great focus investing in the research and development of the Medronheiro and cork tree plantations.

The Research and Development Centre of Endogenous Resources of the region is carried out in the greenhouse within the property. The building was especially designed as a research centre to clone the Medronheiro. Its spatial and volumetric characteristics enables the development and improvement of the species, ensuring a high success rate in the cloning process.

The project and the facility investments have ensured a robust and diversified genetical reserve of the Medronheiro species.

The pioneering clone production marked an important milestone in the improvement of the species, initiated in 2014 with use of pilot spots within the property.