The conference will take place in Rabat, the capital of Morocco, at the Mascir reseach center.

Mascir (Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research) is a non-profit association related to Mohammed VI Polytechnic University. Created in 2007, it aims to promote and develop technological research centers in the fields of materials and nanomaterials, biotechnology, microelectronics, and life sciences. Its work is oriented towards applied research and innovation to meet market needs.

Access by public transportation :

  • Tramway number 1 (L1), final stop 'Madinat Al Irfane'. At approximately 500m, 5 minutes walk.

  • Small taxis (blue ones), indicate "Madinat Al Irfane, Mascir" to the taxi driver.

  • Many mobility applications are available in Rabat (Careem, InDriver, Heech, Yassir,...)

Transfer from Rabat airport (20min to the Rabat center):

  • Big taxis (white ones), travels from the airport to the city center. The cost is approximately 20$, for up to three people.

  • The mobility applications available in Rabat (Careem, InDriver, Heech, Yassir,...) propose the transfer from the airport at a comparable cost.

Transfer from Casablanca airport (1H to Rabat center):

  • You can take a train from Casablanca Airport to Rabat train stations. Please mind that this trip may include a connection at Casa-Oasis or Casa-Port train stations.


Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and the country's seventh largest city. Located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg.

Rabat's main airport is Rabat–Salé Airport. It is also served by two principal railway stations run by the national rail service ONCF: Rabat-Ville and Rabat Agdal. Rabat is well served by train and you can get frequent connections to most places. Marrakesh is at a 4hr journey, Fez 2hr30 (if you take the express trains, 3hr30 otherwise) and Casablanca at 1 hr.

Public transportation

The Rabat-Salé tramway is the local tram system. The network has two lines (L1 and L2 in the map below). The small taxis (Blue color) are also a popular and convenient way to travel arround the city and its close neighborhood (Salé, Temara...).