Design the future. Today.

The sense of innovation, combining creativity with technicality and efficient teamwork. During the European BEST Engineering Competition - EBEC - you can put all of these skills to the test and lead your own team to victory, or at least to an evening full of fun and challenges.

The concept of EBEC.

The European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC) consists of 88 local rounds, 15 regional or national rounds and one huge European final. round. The winning team of each round gets prizes and a ticket for the next round. Maybe your team will even make it to the EBEC final, hosted in a different European city every year!
This summer you have a chance to fly to Brno, Czech Republic.

Meet the Team Design.

The Team Design is where teams will have to use basic materials (wood, springs, magnets, nails...) and tools (glue gun, saw, drill…)to build a prototype that satisfies a given problem as best as possible. Points awarded for the ingenuity, durability and performance of your prototype. For example, last years challenge in the EBEC Benelux round was to build a rocket, fired in the air up to 25 m. In the rocket an egg was placed that had to survive the impact of the fall.
Do you have a creative yet practical mindset that can solve problems like no other? Then the Team Design will put your engineering skills to the test!

Check out our Case Study.

The Case Study is a more abstract problem that typically applies to real life situations. Your team will have to think of ways to solve a theoretical problem or create a plan on how to apply specific technologies. The only constraint will be your own imagination when looking for the ultimate solution for e.g. drone applications, adaptable buildings or the digital highway.
Got a knack for solution oriented thinking? Then participating in the Case Study might just be the perfect challenge for you!

We provide snacks!

To keep you going regardless of which challenge you're facing, we will be refueling your team with free snacks, such as croques, throughout the competition. Thirsty? The bar will serve you refreshing drinks as much as you like! After a few hours of hard work, enjoy the reception where you can discuss the evening with your fellow students, get in touch with our partners or get to know BEST in general.

Here are some practicalities.

The EBEC Preliminaries for Team Design already took place in the first semester. That means you can only subscribe for EBEC Local Case Study
This will take place the 8th of March at the UFO building at 17:45 and will last until around 23:00 (start of the reception). You can find the complete schedule of the day here. You have to subscribe for the EBEC competition in a team of 4 persons.

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