EBEC Challenge 2018

Introducing EBEC Challenge!

What is EBEC Challenge?

EBEC Challenge is a 2 — phased, team — based competition in 2 categories — Team Design and Case Study. Both categories are based on interdisciplinary tasks developed for students of technology. Each student that comes from a technical university where a Local BEST Group is operating has the right to take part in EBEC Challenge.

The structure

EBEC Challenge begins with the Local Rounds, counting 79 in total. The winning teams of each Local Round then proceed to one of the 15 National or Regional Rounds, respective to the city in which the local round took place in.

EBEC Challenge is concepted in a way that all the participants in each National or Regional Round will work in an aligned way all together, to solve a bigger European — wide problem. Each National or Regional Round solves individually a set of subproblems which then will be combined and can be used to solve the bigger problem. This way, the participants of EBEC Challenge, from different parts of Europe, will be working together towards the same goal, while working on differents parts of the same project. In the end, all of this will culminate in a big European — wide solution to the problem.

The categories

The students participating in EBEC Challenge are divided into teams of four. These teams choose to compete in one of the two categories: Team Design or Case Study. The teams taking part in the Team Design category have limited time to design and construct a creative solution to an engineering problem, using materials and tools provided by organisers, according to the task given. Participants in the Case Study category work on an intensive analysis of a technology problem and come up with detailed suggestions for a solution to the given problem.

The organizers

EBEC Challenge is organized and coordinated by students that are members of Local BEST Groups around Europe. BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) is a non-profit, apolitical student organisation that strives to provide high-quality services to students by bringing closer the stakeholders from “students — universities — companies” triangle.