Venue 2017

The 17th HFSP Awardees Meeting will take place in the auditorium of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.

The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU) is located at Avenida Brasília, Doca de Pedrouços,1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal.

Getting there



International flights fly in and out of Lisbon Portela Airport.

The Altis Grand hotel is 8 km from the airport and can be reached by taxi, the fare is about 10 - 15 EUR.

The hotel operates a free shuttle service between the Altis hotels and the airport, which is subject to availability. You will find the timetable below:

Airport/Hotel Altis

08:05 – 09:15 – 11h30 – 14:40 – 15:50

Hotel Altis/Airport

07:30 – 08:40 – 10:55 – 14:05 – 15:15

Note that the timetable is fixed and advance reservation is required (contact

Getting to the venue

The following shuttles will be provided for meeting delegates:

From the Altis Grand Hotel to the CCU in the morning (Sunday - Wednesday).

From the CCU to the Altis Grand Hotel following the meeting on Sunday and Wednesday.

From the CCU to the Estufa Real following the meeting on Monday and then back to the Altis Grand Hotel following dinner.

By public transport from the Altis Grand Hotel and downtown Lisbon

We recommend the metro and train as the best way of getting from the conference hotel to the CCU. Walk down the hill from the hotel to the Avenida metro stop on the Avenida da Liberdade. Take the blue line to Baixa Chiado (2 stops) then take the green line to Cais do Sodré (1 stop). At Cais do Sodré take an urban train on the upper level to Algés (Cascais line). From Algés station cross the street and walk towards the river to the venue, which is less than 1km away. The journey should take about 30 minutes.

You can buy an electronic rechargeable Viva Viagem card from the metro stations, which can be used on the metro, trains and buses.

A taxi from downtown to the venue should take about 10-15 minutes and cost about 10 EUR.

You will find additional public transport information in the CCU Visitor Guide.

By Car

Please refer to the Champalimaud Foundation website for directions by car and information on parking.

Useful links

Champalimaud Foundation research activities

CCU Visitor Guide

Metro plan

Urban train plan

Please check visa requirements well in advance of your trip.