European BEST Engineering Competition

The European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC) is a three-level team-based competition, in two categories or more. It gives students the opportunity to use the knowledge gained during their studies and their inventiveness in practice, by solving interdisciplinary real-life problems provided by our corporate partners. EBEC is a project that targets all students of technology, no matter what their field of study is, and can offer them good quality content to help them challenge and develop themselves in an international environment.

In EBEC Delft, the teams compete in Innovative Design (ID) and Case Study (CS), and will continue competing in the same category in all 3 rounds: Local (Delft), Regional (Benelux), and Final (Europe).

For more information, you can also check ebec.best.eu.org.

Local Round – EBEC Delft


This is the local event open to all students of the TU Delft, competing in teams of four in the categories of Case Study and Innovative Design.

Do you want to create your own team to compete in the upcoming competition? Find out more and sign up for any category.

Regional Round – EBEC Benelux

This is an international level of the engineering competition, which gathers the winners of a set of Local BEST Engineering Competitions.

For the region of Delft, this would be EBEC Benelux. Again, it is divided into Innovative Design, Case Study, but also Team Design as other groups organize that category as well. In 2021, the round took place in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

European round – EBEC Final

EBEC Final is the international engineering competition that gathers the winners of the National and Regional rounds, in a total of 120 competitors. In 2023, it will take place in Madrid, Spain.

The team which proves to be the most efficient, creative, and successful is awarded the “BEST Engineers of Europe” title.

The Case Study consists of analyzing and solving a real-life problem encountered by a company. No actual construction of any device is needed: the objective of the competition is to challenge your problem-solving skills and your creativity in developing hypothetical solutions, based on the information given.

In the end, all teams will give a presentation about their result. No specific background is required to join the competition and the registration is open to all students of TU Delft, in teams of four people.

Eco Exchangers team

Innovative Design consists of developing a new technology or improving an already existing one in order to solve a real-life problem in society. The objective of this category is to combine knowledge and creativity while challenging your problem-solving skills. For this, the construction of a prototype device is possible but required. 

In the end, all teams will give a presentation about their result, in which they should demonstrate the technical, societal, environmental, and economic impact of the deisgn. No specific background is required to join the competition and the registration is open to all students of TU Delft, in teams of four people.

Eco Exchangers team

The Team Design category consists of solving a given technical problem in teams within a limited time. The outcome of the competition consists of constructing a device that can perform a set of required actions, with given constraints and only by using the tools and components that are provided.

The objective of the competition is to challenge your problem-solving skills and your creativity in building an efficient solution. In the end, all teams will present their results and apply them to perform the required tasks. No specific background is required to join the competition and the registration is open to all students of TU Delft, in teams of four people.

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