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EBEC

EBEC (European BEST Engineering Competition) - international engineering competition, organized each year for students in European universities of technology. In the competition companies present one of their problems and students have the opportunity to try to solve them! Using their creativity and technical skills in just 2 days students come up with the most inventive and ingenious solutions to company provided problems!

Goal of the event  event provides space for students to challenge themselves by solving company provided tasks, get to know current trends and problems in the industry, as well communicate with attending companies!

Structure - competition happens in two separate categories: Case Study and Team Design. Teams are made up of 4 people and participate in one of two categories.

Team Design

In this category your team will have, using only the provided tools and materials and your technical skills, to design and create a new item or a tool, which would fulfill the task requirements. Each year new and innovative tasks are presented, which always require teamwork, creativity and technical skills.

Previous tasks:
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Old printers were transformed into wind farms.

Students were solving a task that definitely required some ingenuity: to measure the weight of a moving vehicle.

Students had a task to build as precise as possible stopwatch.

From old music player students were making smart locks and keys for them.

Participants could choose from 2 tasks. One of them was to build and program LEGO robots, which would complete required tasks on FLL-Lego table. Second task was to design and build a "smart road", which would include as many "smart" systems as possible, as well as be safe, ecologic and convenient to use.

Participants had to build a lift that would transport items from point A to point B.

Build a vehicle that could complete a given obstacle course which consisted of water, sand, and other obstacles.

Case Study

students work on the given problem and have to come up with a theoretical solution to it. Later they have to prepare a presentation and present it to the company, providing their analysis of the problem, as well as the solution to it from technical and financial perspectives.

Previous tasks:
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018

This year we had even 3 tasks! NFQ provided a task to create a system to reduce corruption level. LitGRID asked our participants to design the best possible airline company. Meanwhile, MARS Lietuva took participants to their company where they got to know about manufacturing processes and had a related task.

Teams were busy inventing bicycle all over again, and designing manufacturing line automation.

Case Study tasks were presented by three companies. One of the was "Aedilis" - they asked to create a system to measure factory efficiency, that would we designed keeping in mind Industry 4.0 trends. "TeleSoftas" provided a task to improve mobile connectivity in rural areas with minimal required investments. Lastly, "MARS Lietuva" asked to create automated shopping carts.

Students had a goal to design a new IT office, while keeping in mind various employees needs, as well as including leisure zones.

Students had two different tasks. One of them was to create a boxes sorting system and was provided by "MARS Lietuva". Second one - a system to sort and box cigarette filters, was provided by "Philip Morris Lietuva".

Frequently Asked Questions

EBEC is European BEST Engineering Competition, a two days event in which teams of 4 people compete in solving company provided engineering problems! There will be provided tasks of two categories: Case Study and Team Design.

The event will happen on 29-30th of April 2020.

First day event will happen in KTU Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, from 9:00 till 21:00 - participants will be busy solving provided tasks.

On the first half of the second day you will finish your tasks and then move to KTU “Santaka”, where presentations and official after-party will take place.

The best teams will win prizes provided by our partners, as well as opportunity to participate in the next round of EBEC! Regional round of EBEC will happen in Helsinki, Finland in May 2020.

EBEC Kaunas is open to all KTU students.

Yes. Working on the tasks is allowed only at the place of event and only on scheduled work hours.

Only registered participants will be allowed to participate.

Registration will happen until 5th of February.

By participating in EBEC Kaunas you can:

    • Get KTU “Badgecraft” badge, which will prove your participation in the event;
    • Demonstrate your engineering and problem solving skills;
    • Improve your teamwork, communication and creative thinking skills;
    • Get to know better most innovative companies in Lithuania and talk with their representatives;
    • Get a job or an internship;
    • Win EBEC Kaunas and represent KTU in the next round, where you will be competing with the best engineers from all across Europe!

Yes. If you need official excuse from lectures, let us know at kaunas@best.eu.org.

Case Study is one of the task categories in which you can compete. 

Case Study participants will get a theoretical problem and will have to find an innovative solution to it, as well as present it. You can use computers to complete the task.

See this year’s Case Study teaser trailer on our Facebook event!

Team Design is one of the task categories in which you can compete. 

Team Design participants will get an engineering task. Your task will be, given the needed tools and materials, to construct a device or tool that will match the task description.

We want to help students communicate with companies and maybe even find a job or an internship! That’s why we’re asking for your CV, which we’ll later forward to companies participating in the event. CV can be in Lithuanian or English language.

Case Study teams should have at least one computer (more recommended).

Team Design teams will have all tools and materials provided.

Yes. All participants will get free lunch and snacks during the day.

Write to us at kaunas@best.eu.org

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