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First Workshop Krakow, Poland

Get together Workshop, October 28-29, 2015, in Krakow, Poland

Thank you all for the productive discussions, creative input and fun evenings during our Workshop and MC Meeting in Krakow.

With special thanks to our local organiser and photographer, a few impressions of our get-together:

– Dr. Xavier Marti talks about technology transfer, the benefits and relevance of science communication and dissemination. Excerpts from his talk.




Hotel reservation:

There are 40 single rooms blocked at the IBIS Budget Kraków Bronowice between October 27-31 at a discounted rate for our conference participants.
Please book your room directly at the hotel by sending an e-mail to reservations. The deadline for reservations is October 13th, 2015.

If the contingent is used up you'll find a few other hotel recommendations here:

Hotel Polonez
Novotel Krakow City West
Guest Rooms ANTICA


Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology AGH
Kawiory St. 30, 30-055 Cracow, Building D-16

Map of Krakow:
Meeting place, Hotel Ibis, Lunch canteen

Upon arrival

How to get to the Hotel from Airport

By public bus

  • line 208 – to the Hotel IBIS, bus stop: Armii Krajowej
  • line 208 or 292 – to the downtown
  • Ticket price: 4PLN / 1EUR (view schedule)

Tickets can be purchased from:

  • RELAY newsagent located in terminal T1 and T2
  • the ticket machine at the bus stop (payment in cash or with credit/debit card)
  • the authorized ticket machines found on 292 line buses (payment in cash – coins only)
  • the bus driver (in case of lack or failure of ticket machine, single tickets only, have the exact fare ready in cash)

By train - to the downtown

By taxi
Costs to hotel/downtown approx. 70PLN / 20EUR. Pls. keep in mind that taxis cannot be reimbursed, only public transportation.

Currency and credit cards

The currency unit in Poland is the Polish złoty (zł) which is subdivided into 100 grosze (gr). The current exchange rate to Euro and US dollar can be checked at http://www.oanda.com/converter/classic (choose PLN as the Polish currency code). It is about 4,22 PLN for Euro and 3,74 PLN for USD. Participants may change foreign currency and travellers cheques at several banks located in the centre of the city as well as in many exchange bureaus, known as Kantors, located at the at the railway station, at the airport or in many others places.Frequently the rates at the airport and the station are lower than those obtainable elsewhere in the city. International credit cards are accepted in all hotels, restaurants, and cash machines.

About Cracow

Public transportation in Krakow (Details)

For more info about Krakow please visit:
Life in Cracow

About the weather conditions in Cracow go here:
BBC Weather

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