IASP 2019


As the capital of western France, and 2013 European Green Capital, Nantes is an attractive, eco-friendly and comfortably-sized city, rated among the best cities in Europe for its quality of life. The surronding region is a center of excellence for a large number of key industries.

With 2200 reseachers and 54000 students from all over the world, Nantes is home to a wide and renowned network of higher education scholls and institutes, all members of Atlanpole.

Ideal Gate to French and European Innovation Ecosystem
1 hour flying distance to London, Bruxelles, Madrid, Strasbourg, French Riviera…

The proposed Conference Venue : La Cité Nantes Event Center


Located in the city center, the versatility of the facilities enables La Cité to offer custolizes solutions

La Cité is an eco-responsible venue. It is within walking distance of hotels and the TGV high speed train station


Others possible venues for the welcome reception, the informal dinner and the gala dinner :


  • The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany (15th century)
  • The “Machine de l’Ile” : a wonderfully eccentric artistic project combining Jules Verne’s stories and Nantes’s industrial history


How to get there

  • Closest major airport

    Nantes International Airoport

    Frequent daily connections to Paris Charles de Gaulle (40 min) and Shipol Amsterdam (55 min) major international hubs.

  • Other modes of transport

    TGV high speed train (2 hours to central Paris)

    tramway, buses and taxi in downtown Nantes

Proposal put forward by: ATLANPOLE