This year the conference will take place at the University of Skövde and ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena, Skövde Sweden. The University and ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena are at walking distance from the central train station and the hotels located in city center. The conference will take place in ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena.

The town of Skövde is situated in the south western part of Sweden between Vänern and Vättern, the two biggest lakes in the country. The region has a rich cultural heritage, and many historical tourist attractions.


How to get to Skövde

Skövde is around 1 hour away from Gothenburg center by train, or around two hours by car. Travelling to Skövde from Stockholm center takes around 2 hours by high-speed train.

Getting to Skövde by train is easy and convenient from both Stockholm and Gothenborg. However, if you arrive to Sweden in the evening, you may envounter difficulties catching a train the same night. Information about trains can be found at and When arriving to Gothenborg airport (Landvetter) you will need to take a bus into Gotheborg city ( to be able to catch a train to Skövde. If you arrive through Arlanda (Stockholm airport) you can either take a bus to Stockholm train station or use the Arlanda express train. Taking a taxi from airport to train station is also an option but make sure you ask about the price before leaving as taxi prices are not regulated and price differences can be large. Buying train tickets in advance is highly recommended.

Hotels with special rates

Multiple hotels are available in central Skövde, which is within 10 minutes walking distance to the ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena and University of Skövde campus. There is an agreement between the University and the following hotels. We do not do registrations. In order to get a discount, specify that you are going to a conference at the University of Skövde. These three hotels are at a walking distance (less than 10 minutes from/to ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena).

Other accomodation options

Skövde Vandrarhem, Address:Kaplansgatan 10 (very economic hostel; no breakfast but there is a breakfast restaurant in 5 min walking distance), and similar services can help you to locate further options

Eating and drinking

The conference will include lunch and two dinners. In addition a number of restaurants and pubs are available in the town center.


How to get to ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena

Will you be arriving by bus or train?

In which case, you have a five-minute walk to ASSAR from Skövde Travel Center. To get to ASSAR, the easiest way is to use the pedestrian underpass toward Boulognerskogen (the Boulogner Woods), passing SJ’s parking lot and then crossing Kavelbrovägen. Our address is: Kavelbrovägen 2B, 541 36 Skövde.


Opposite ASSAR’s premises, on the other side of Kavelbrovägen, there is SJ’s parking lot. Handicap-friendly parking is available outside ASSAR.

1.ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena (Science Park Skövde) 2.Portalen (Science Park Skövde/University of Skövde) 3-4.Science Park Skövde 5.University of Skövde


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