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Tel: +49 (0)89 2399 1830

Fax: +49 (0)89 2399 1835


Useful information

Venue for the European Inventor Award ceremony, 9 June 2016:

MEO Arena
Rossio dos Olivais, Lote 2.13.01A
1990-231 Lisbon

The MEO Arena was built in 1998 for the Lisbon World Exposition. Since then, this prestigious location has hosted world-class indoor sports competitions and events. The shape of the arena is reminiscent of a large flying-saucer or horseshoe crab. The roof, which sits atop a wooden grid, designed in the shape of a carrack, bears testament to Portugal’s seafaring heritage. 

Official languages

The official language of the event is English.


Please refer to the Hotels section for for recommended hotels located close to the Award ceremony venue (MEO Arena).

Airport transfers 


Public transport 


Location and climate 

Lisbon is continental Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with an average temperature of around 22°C in June.
For more details see: https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Lisbon+Portugal+POXX0016:1:PO

Lisbon tourist information 


Sights and attractions 

  • Belém Tower: Built in the early 1500s, this magnificent watchtower has been declared a World Heritage monument by UNESCO.
  • National Museum of Ancient Art: Fascinating Oriental and European art makes up the collection of Portugal's "National Gallery". Much of it is related to the Age of Discovery, illustrating Portugal's links with Asia and Africa.
  • Mosteiro dos Jerónimos: The resting place of explorer Vasco da Gama is a church built in the 1500s as part of a magnificent monastery. Its cloisters are considered among the most beautiful in the world and have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Hotline +49(0)89 2399-1830
Fax +49(0)89 2399-1835
E-mail: european-inventor@epo.org


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