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The ITER Project is currently under construction on a 180-hectare site in southern France. Thirty-nine buildings and technical areas will house the ITER Tokamak and its plant systems. The heart of the facility - the Tokamak Building - is a seven-storey structure in reinforced concrete that will sit 13 metres below the platform level and 60 metres above. Pre-assembly of Tokamak components will take place in the adjacent Assembly Hall. Other auxiliary buildings in the vicinity of the Tokamak Building will include cooling towers, electrical installations, a control room, facilities for the management of waste, and the cryogenics plant that will provide liquid helium to cool the ITER magnets. Europe, as part of its commitments to the project, is building nearly all of the platform buildings and site infrastructure. An estimated 2,300 workers will participate in the construction of the ITER scientific facility. Over the next years each building, as it becomes ready for occupation, will be handed over to the ITER Organization for the start of assembly works. The successful integration and assembly of over one million components (ten million parts), built in the ITER Members' factories around the world and delivered to the ITER site constitutes a tremendous logistics and engineering challenge. An assembly workforce of approximately 2,000 people will be needed at the height of assembly activities. In the ITER offices around the world, the exact sequence of assembly events has been carefully orchestrated and coordinated. The first large components began arriving in 2015. Mid-2019, ITER organization is expecting the first 440-tonne vacuum vessel sector from South Korea. Take a virtual tour of ITER construction here. More information: IO website.


Image: EJF Riche, July 2018 - With ITER Organization courtesy

Indicative timetable

08:20
Departure from the Congress Centre
10:40
Arrival at the ITER site, access formalities
11:00
Welcome and presentation of the ITER worksite
11:30
Visit of the ITER worksite and the virtual reality room (depending on its availability)
13:00
Exit formalities
13:15
Lunch at “Château de Cadarache”
15:00
End of the visit, departure for Antibes
17:20
Arrival to the Congress Centre

General conditions

  • Deadline for registration: 8 March 2019
  • 3 departures will be organized from the Conference centre (08:20, 08:50 and 09:40) with 3 different return times (17:20, 17:50 and 18:40)
  • This technical tour (Option 1) will be restricted to only accessible areas and will be available to the first 150 registered delegates on a first come first served basis.
  • Registration via the private access of participants to the IBF/19 platform. Registration requires providing personal data to the organizers for reasons of security as well as shoes size and clothing size.


This technical tour offers you the opportunity to visit the French-Italian aerospace manufacturer THALES ALENIA SPACE which is Europe's largest satellite manufacturer, and SODITECH, a SME specialized in the integration of mechanical, thermal and electronic subsystems in the domains of Space, Research and Defense. If possible, you will also visit a perfumery at Grasse.

Combining 40 years of experience and a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, THALES ALENIA SPACE architects design and deliver high technology solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures to position and connect anyone or anything, everywhere, help observe our planet, help optimize the use of our planet's - and our solar system’s - resources. You will visit the assembly hall, cleaning rooms and testing rooms of near completion satellites. www.thalesgroup.com/en/global/activities/space




At SODITECH premises, you will visit the cleaning room where satellite components are manufactured: composite panels, high precision scientific cabling (Space, European Spallation Source/ESS), super insulations (ESS, IFMIF). To learn more: www.soditech.com/en/space, www.soditech.com/en/research

Grasse is known as the world's capital of perfume. Although the emergence of synthetic chemistry revolutionized the fabric of companies in the later half of the 20th century, a preference for the natural made a swift and hefty return. The Grasse basin became a high-tech perfumery hub that exports 70% of its produce. Fragonard Perfumery was established in 1926 in one of the oldest factories in the city.

General conditions

  • Visits are open to IBF/19 participants. Deadline for registration: 8 March 2019
  • Please note: this technical tour will be restricted to only accessible areas and will be available to the first 30 registered delegates on a first come first served basis.
  • Registration via the private access of participants to the 1-1 platform. Registration requires providing personal data to the organizers for reasons of security.

Indicative timetable

08:45
Departure from the Conference centre
09:45
Arrival at the THALES ALENIA SPACE site, access formalities
10:15
Welcome and presentation of THALES ALENIA SPACE site activities
10:45
Visit of cleaning rooms, production and testing workshops for a first group of 15 participants
11:15
Same visit for a second group of 15 participants
12:15
End of the visit and exit formalities

 

12:30
Lunch
14:00
Arrival at SODITECH site, access formalities
14:15
Welcome and presentation of SODITECH site activities, workshops visit in 2 groups of 15 participants
16:00
End of the visit and exit formalities
16:45
Arrival at Grasse, visit of perfumery
17:45
Transfer to Antibes, arrival at 18:30



Europe's leading technopole, Sophia Antipolis has 2,230 companies and more than 36,000 employees, but above all, it is a remarkable ecosystem of large companies, a rich network of start-ups, state-of-the-art laboratories and academic excellence who are working within an exceptional 2400-hectare environment.

Today, it reaffirms the pioneering identity that characterized its creation in 1969 and is naturally positioned as a flagship of artificial intelligence, that supports the many key technologies on which Sophia has built its reputation.

Accenture Labs does cutting edge research and incubates new concepts through applied R&D projects that have a significant near-term impact on their clients’ businesses. Accenture Labs is located in seven key research hubs around the world: Silicon Valley, CA; Sophia Antipolis, France; Arlington, Virginia; Beijing, China; Bangalore, India; Herzliya, Israel and Dublin, Ireland. The topics covered by Accenture Labs are numerous, such as AI, Cybersecurity, Digital Experiences, Software Engineering, Extended Reality…


INRIA, the French national research institute for the digital sciences, promotes scientific excellence and technology transfer to maximize its impact. It employs 2,400 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally with academic partners, involve more than 3,000 scientists in meeting the challenges of computer science and mathematics, often at the interface of other disciplines. INRIA works with many companies and has assisted in the creation of over 160 startups. It strives to meet the challenges of the digital transformation of science, society and the

SophiaTech Campus is a university centre dedicated to information technology and communication. The campus brings together academic actors: the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Eurecom, INRIA, CNRS and INRA. It aims to develop synergies between the actors present on the site and encourage exchanges between students, teachers, researchers, center competitiveness and company


Indicative timetable

  • Soon available.
  • 1 departure will be organized from the Conference centre in the morning
  • You will be back for the Welcome reception.
  • Lunch included.

General conditions

  • Deadline for registration: 8 March 2019
  • This technical tour (Option 3) will be available to the first 50 registered delegates on a first come first served basis.
  • Registration via the private access of participants to the IBF/19 platform. Registration requires providing personal data to the organizers for reasons of security



The project Eco-Vallée was given the status of Operation of National Interest, with sustainable development as a guide line. This ambitious project has an extended scope: to propose a new urban planning model which combines ecology and economy. The ultimate goal, over the next thirty years, is to profoundly modify the economic structure of the metropolis, as well as the modes of transport and housing.

IMREDD’s mission is to stimulate partnerships with the economic world that generate research, to create initial and continuous education programs and to promote expertise and innovation in companies at the service of economic development and job creation in the territory. It carries out its activities in the fields of sustainable development and smart cities, based on four strategic areas : Environment, Risks, Energy and Mobility. But the main goal, which is transversal to all these domains, is the human being at the heart of the Smart City.

Nice Smart Valley is a project that test intelligent electric systems (Smart Grids) for Smart Cities, in order to optimize the electric system on a local scale. In particular, it aims at integrating more decentralized electricity production (renewable energy sources) into the grid and preparing it for the incorporation of electric vehicle charging stations. The project involves energy suppliers (EDF, ENGIE), distribution system operators (Enedis, GRDF), industrial partners (GE and Socomec) and the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis.


Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, the French group Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. They provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. …


Indicative timetable

  • Soon available.
  • 1 departure will be organized from the Conference centre in the morning
  • You will be back for the Welcome reception.
  • Lunch included.

General conditions

  • Deadline for registration: 8 March 2019
  • This technical tour (Option 4) will be available to the first 50 registered delegates on a first come first served basis.
  • Registration via the private access of participants to the IBF/19 platform. Registration requires providing personal data to the organizers for reasons of security



During this walking tour, you will discover the fascinating old Antibes, created by the Greeks and extended by the Romans, which became a border city and was fortified under the reign of Henri IV and Louis XIV. Enjoy the beauty of its medieval town, its ramparts along the sea, its Provencal market, the famous Port Vauban (largest European marina) and the flowery “Safranier” district. Eventually, in the heart of Antibes old town, you will enjoy a visit at the Picasso Museum.

This medieval building - former bishops’ residence, then home to Lords of Antibes and royal governors - was the first museum in France to be dedicated to Picasso in his lifetime. Picasso worked in 1946 inside the Grimaldi Castle, where he created works of art full of Mediterranean colours and antique tones. You will discover the wonderful collection of his 300 works made in Antibes (paintings, drawings and ceramics) and the works of other modern and contemporary artists as Léger, Balthus, Miró, Ernst, Picabia, and Nicolas de Staël who lived and died in Antibes.

Afternoon session extra : This commented tour by bus will lead you into the heart of the Cap d’ Antibes. The guide will bring to life for you the great moments of the Cape as you pass in front of the prestigious deluxe Hotel du Cap, the villa “Aujourd’hui” and the Art Déco style hotels of Juan-les-Pins. A stop on the «Plateau de la Garoupe» - the highest point of the Cape - will offer you a panoramic view across the old city of Antibes, the cape and the Mediterranean sea.)


Indicative timetable

Morning session

09:30
Departure from the Congress Centre
10:00
Guided tour of the old Antibes town and of the Provençal Market
11:15
Guided tour of the “Grimaldi Castle- Picasso Museum”
12:30
End of the visit

 

Afternoon session

14:00
Departure from the Congress Centre. Bus tour around the Cap d’Antibes with a stop at the Garoupe panorama
15:15
Guided walking tour of the Old Antibes
16:30
Guided Tour of the Picasso Museum
18:00
End of the visit and transfer back the Congress Centre

General conditions

  • Deadline for registration: 8 March 2019
  • This technical tour (Option 5) will be restricted to only accessible areas and will be available to the first 50 registered delegates for each session on a first come first served basis.
  • Registration via the private access of participants to the IBF/19 platform.
  • The organizers reserve the right to cancel the sightseeing tours if they are under-subscribed.