Kick Off Meeting in January 2012

Dates and Location

Start: Thursday, January 12th at 10:00
End:   Friday, January 13th at 17:00

Lille Métropole – Parc Eurasanté – Biocentre A. Fleming – Bat A
250 rue Salvador Allende – 59120 Loos Les Lille – FRANCE



The SUMMER kick-off meeting will be held at AQUILAB’s office, located in the Eurasanté Park, Lille, France. Eurasanté Park is a site fully devoted to the bio-health sector, covering nearly 750 acres. It includes 7 hospitals, 3 University Schools and over 100 companies developing European-scale clusters in the following sectors: Biotechnology, Medical equipment and hospital engineering, and New Information and Communication Technology applied to health.

With 11,000 health professionals active in the Lille CHRU (Regional University Hospital Centre), the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, the Oscar Lambret Centre and many other institutions, the Eurasanté Park is the leading university hospital centre in Europe.

The first Kick-Off Meeting will be the occasion to meet each other, to refresh everybody’s mind about the different aims of SUMMER to start this 4-year collaboration.


Hotel Accomodation

We recommend three hotels close to the centre of Lille and to both Railway Stations.

Suite Novotel Lille Europe
Boulevard de Turin – 59000 Lille
Tel.: (+33) 3 20 74 70 70
Indicative price: 121 € per night

Mercure Lille Centre Opera
2 boulevard Carnot – 59000 Lille
Tel.: (+33) 3 20 14 71 47
Indicative price: 116 € per night

5 Parvis Saint Maurice – 59000 Lille
Tel.: (+33) 3 20 06 06 69
Indicative price: 90 € per night



There are plenty of ways to arrive in Lille, but you will arrive probably by train at one of the two main railway stations called “Lille Flandres” and “Lille Europe”. They have frequent direct connexions with Paris City, Paris Airport (Charles de Gaulle) and Brussels City.

You can also book some flight tickets with Air France living or arriving at Lille (XBD), which stands for “Lille Europe” station. Then, you will have a connection (already checked in) in Charles de Gaulle Airport and take a train between Paris Airport and Lille.

If you choose to flight to Lille, you will arrive at the Lille – Lesquin Airport (LIL), which is situated 10 km away from the centre of Lille. A shuttle service is available and would bring you to the railway stations and city centre in about 20 minutes. However, the shuttle connexion may not be optimised with all the flights. Some flights are connecting Lille with Strasbourg, Venice or Bologna.

To reach the meeting place from the hotels

Take the subway Line 1 (Yellow) from “Lille Flandres” or “Rihour” to “CHR B Calmette”. You will go until the end station “CHR B Calmette” in less than 10 minutes.
AQUILAB’s office is at 5 minutes away drive or 15 minutes walk. We will set up to pick you up by car at least at the Terminal Subway Station.


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