Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECIE Practical Information helpful.
University of Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
Phone: + 351 234370200
Opened in 1973, the University of Aveiro (UA) quickly became one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in the international Higher Education landscape. UA ranks as one of the best universities in the Times Higher Education 1050 Under 50, offering a modern campus and consistently acknowledged for the quality of its infrastructures, the strength of its research and the excellence of its staff.
The University attracts a vibrant national and international community, with about 15,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
With over than 70 nationalities in the campus, the University of Aveiro is a highly regarded institution of research-led education, organized into 16 Departments, 7 Polytechnic Schools and 19 Research Centres, offering programmes acknowledged in an ample range of academic fields.
Located only 10 km from the Atlantic coast, in Portugal’s central region, Aveiro perfectly combines tradition, nature and modernity. Placed between coastline and mountain areas, its main influence comes from the Ria de Aveiro, a lagoon that confers Aveiro a unique feature and makes it one of the hydrographic wonders of the Portuguese coast.
The city of Aveiro is a medium sized town, a five minute drive from extensive sandy beaches, offering a walkable city centre where citizens move around on bicycles as a privileged means of transportation. Aveiro pioneered in implementing free-of-charge bicycles.
The city is gently embroidered by water canals, the Ria de Aveiro, offering sightseeing boat tours where you can discover a rich scenario of Art Nouveau houses.
Weblink for the tourist site:
Nearest International Airports
The city of Aveiro is well connected by rail and road to the two main Portuguese International Airports.
(Known as: Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro)
The distance between the city of Oporto and Aveiro is of about 60 KM (just under one hour driving distance).
The trip between the Oporto Airport and Aveiro can be done by road or rail. There are direct highways connecting Oporto city and Aveiro as well as regular trains between Aveiro and Oporto.
The trips between the airport and Oporto railway station takes about 30 minutes (and can be done by metro, train or road). The train journey to Aveiro takes between 40 minutes and 1h15, depending on the type of train used.
(Known as Aeroporto Humberto Delgado or Aeroporto da Portela)
The distance between the city of Lisbon and Aveiro is of about 200 Km (about two hours driving distance).
The trip between the Lisbon Airport and Aveiro can be done by road or rail. There are direct highways connecting Lisbon and Aveiro as well as regular trains between Aveiro and Lisbon.
The trips between the airport and Lisbon railway station take about 15 minutes (and can be done by metro, train or road). The train journey to Aveiro takes between 2h:00 and 2:30 depending on the type of train used.
Getting to ECIE
Route by car
From Oporto, using the A1 motorway, follow in the direction of Lisbon. Exit the A1 in the direction of Aveiro and take the IP5/A25. There are two exits to the city from the IP5/A25, first "Aveiro-Norte" and some kms further on, the "Aveiro" exit. This second exit is best for reaching the University of Aveiro (the University is near the hospital).
From Lisbon, using the A1 motorway, follow in the direction of Oporto. Exit the motorway at "Aveiro-Sul/Águeda" (exit 15) and follow the EN235 road directly to the University Campus (the University is near the hospital). From Lisbon, using the A8 and A17 motorways, exit at "Aveiro-Sul” and follow the EN235 road directly to the University campus (the University is near the hospital).
Route by Train
From Oporto choose between the Intercity or Alfa Pendular train services (offering regular service, faster trip, reduced number of stops along the train journey, average cost approx. between 15 and 20 Euros, travel time of about 30 minutes) and the Urban train service (offering regular service, several stops along the train journey, average cost between 4 Euros, travel time of about 60 minutes).
From Lisbon choose between the Intercity or Alfa Pendular train services (offering regular service, faster trip, reduced number of stops along the train journey, average cost approx. between 30 and 40 Euros, travel time of about 2h00 or 2h30 depending on the type of train used).
Route by Bus
National network for bus services:
Approximate travel time, 2h:00 ; Approximate cost, 10 Euros.
Approximate travel time, 3h:00; Approximate cost, 15 Euros.
The cost of the outward trip from Oporto Airport to the city of Oporto is usually between 20 to 30 Euros. Taxis are metered.
The cost of the outward trip from Lisbon Airport to the city is usually between 10 to 20 Euros. Taxis are metered.
We are now working with a specialist agency to offer a range of hotels for all ACPIL conferences, with prices lower than many online booking engines. You will find a number of hotels at various prices, but the designated Conference Hotel for ECIE is to be confirmed. This is usually where pre-conference drinks are held and where any transportation required for the conference dinner will run from.
To arrange accommodation please visit: ACPI Accommodation
Key locations on Google Maps
Key locations for the 13th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship - ECIE 2018 in Portugal, are shown on this google map