What is EBEC?

European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC) is a 3 level, team-based competition in two categories: Team Design and Case Study. This is the largest real-time based engineering competition organized by the Board of European Students of Technology (BEST). It is conducted by students  who want to develop their skills and advance their knowledge. Teams that are composed of 4 students from technology fields, regardless of the status of their degree, are challenged to solve real, practical problems provided by the BEST and company partners.

Structure of EBEC: 

Every year, the EBEC project begins with Local rounds of EBEC organized by Local BEST Group, followed by National/Regional rounds of EBEC where winning teams from Local rounds compete. After this, the competition reaches its end in the Final EBEC Round where winning teams from National/Regional rounds are competing.

58 Local Rounds

11 National / Regional Rounds

1 Final Round


Team Design: 

Combining creativity, knowledge and practical skills, with limited time and resources, competitors have to construct a mechanism, which has to execute a specific function and present it in front of the audience and professional jury.

Case Study: 

In this category, competitors have to solve technical or management problems and present solutions they came up with. Students have a chance to demonstrate and improve their knowledge, critical thinking, creativity and presentation skills.