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Useful Information - France - Nice/Sophia-Antipolis

Nice/Sophia-Antipolis Science Park

Smart University will take place during Smart Event ( at the "Agora Einstein" conference centre, located on the Europe's leading international science and technology park of Sophia-Antipolis, French Riviera. Sophia-Antipolis counts 1400 high-tech enterprises, universities, research & development labs, international competitiveness clusters, with globally more than 30,000 direct employees. Labs of IT companies such as ITT, Hewlett-Packard, Thales, Orange, CR of Science, Siemens AG, NXM, SAP, ST Microelectronics, Accenture, Télésystems, Digital Equipment Corporation, Symantec.... - Research centres from CNRS, INSERM, I3S, LEAT, INRIA, INRA, ParisTech...

 Smart Event
is renowned as a major Industry & Research Forum in e-ID, e-mobility and Smart Security. Thanks to its 3 international conferences, over 10 educational modules, exhibition, live demos and other SIG meetings, Smart Event has become a key meeting place for world-class researchers, innovators, developers and business decision-makers.


 By air
Arrival at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, located 25 km from Agora Einstein.
Take the shuttle Sophia Express No. 230: "Nice Airport / Sophia Antipolis" (journey time: 30 minutes) and stop at "Place Sophie Laffitte" (in front of the conference venue). View the timetable for the bus below.

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport

 By bus

- from Nice Airport
Terminal 1 / Terminal 2
Bus line: n°230
Bus stop: Sophie Lafitte

- from Antibes railway station
Bus line: n°1
Bus stop: Sophie Lafitte
(in front of the conference venue)

More information at
Valbonne Sophia Antipolis - Railway Station (Messugues)
+ 33 4 92 38 96 38 or + 33 4 97 21 40 94

 By train

Arrival at the Gare d'Antibes - Take bus line ENVIBUS 1. To reach the stop, exit the station and turn left onto the footbridge that goes over the tracks.
Stop at "Place Sophie Laffitte" (journey time: 30 minutes).

SNCF stations: Nice & Antibes

 By car

From Nice: Motorway A8 exit "Antibes" Number 43 - Head "Cannes Vallauris", "Grasse" and then "Sophia Antipolis Valbonne".
Entering the technology park by the entrance "Lucioles I".
The Agora is 500 metres on the left.

- Parking facilities:
71 indoor car parks
57 outdoor car parks

- Car renting:
Information on the companies websites: AVISEuropcarHertz, Budget, ADA

- Taxi:
Approximate price (from the airport): 50 euros (more)
Information: click here or