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:

Day Morning Evening

Sunday, 9 July

08:00: Altis Grand Hotel to CCU

17:15: CCU to Altis Grand Hotel

Monday, 10 July

07:50: Altis Grand Hotel to CCU

18:30: CCU to  Estufa Real

Monday, 10 July



21:30, 21:45, 22:00: Estufa Real to Altis Grand Hotel

Tuesday, 11 July

08:00: Altis Grand Hotel to CCU

No buses

Wednesday, 12 July

08:00: Altis Grand Hotel to CCU

18:45: CCU to Altis Grand Hotel

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 opposite the hotel and turn right on the Avenida da Liberdade and walk to the Avenida metro stop (about 5 minutes). 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 towards the river, turn left (you should be facing the river) and walk to the venue, which is less than 1km away. The journey should take about 40 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.