The winners of the regional rounds started the day with a tour of the competition place in order for them to know their working rounds and are prepared for the following competition days.
“We are very proud to host the final round of EBEC”, said Jaroslav Kacer, the Deputy Mayor of the Statutory City of Brno at the ceremony held at Brno Exhibition Centre. The ceremony also counted with welcoming speeches from Elias Solana, EBEC 2017 Coordinator, Samuel Lesko, President of BEST Brno, and Daniel Kovac, EBEC 2017 Main Organizer. With heart warming speeches thanking everyone for their hard work to make this event possible, participants felt the inspiring environment of BEST, Brno and the university. “The collaboration and fraternity spirit (…) takes the best example in the organization of EBEC. People born up to 6000 km away from each other, work together in the same direction” said Elias Solana. Samuel Lesko also complimented the organization saying “I truly stand behind the vision of this organization and I believe BEST is making the world a better place”. Following Samuel’s speech, the Main Organizer, Daniel Kovac, showed a video of the preparations for the event and invited all of the organizers on stage for a big round of applause.
Marketa Lorinczy presenting JIC Starcube.
Brightening the ceremony, Anezka Knapkova, a choreographer/dancer champion of tap dance in Czech Republic and the second runner up at the World Championship, charmed the audience with a flowing, astonishing and powerful dance.
Following the performance, there were presentations by Marketa Lorinczy from JIC Starcube, a startup incubator with several programs for every entrepreneur who is looking to develop a startup, and Peter Nemec from the Brno University of Technology, showing the growing institution and all of the opportunities that it has to offer.
After the ceremony, students were invited to take a tour of the Exhibition Center and watch a presentation on 3D printing technology, that will be used in the competition, by Jaroslav List, a participant of last year’s final round of EBEC. A buffet followed, providing a great chance for the attendees to interact with each other and exchange their views on the competition.
The official opening day marks the beginning of the adventure in Brno! With an incredible heartening ceremony, the tone has now been set for the participants. As the coordinator, Elias Solana, said, “Now it is time for you, participants, to challenge yourselves, to test your limits, to give your BEST and to show why you are the finest minds of the European universities.”
Celebrate with us the beginning of this final round and watch the ceremony on youtube @BESTorganisation.
Author: Carolina Amorim