EBEC 2021

Modalities

Case Study

In the Case Study category, the teams have the opportunity to analyze and solve two problems based on a real scenario. For this, the team can use several means of research and creativity, having to present a solution in 24 hours. These challenges range from technological to economic problems. In the end, the participants have to submit a report and deliver a presentation to a panel of judges that will evaluate their performances.

Team Design

In the Team Design category participants are asked to solve a problem in 24 hours by building a prototype on CAD software according to the requirements. Decision-making, time-management and problem solving are key skills demanded by this competition genre. The prototypes will be evaluated by a jury based on criteria previously defined by the organization.

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National Round

The national round will be organized in cooperation with the five Local Groups of BEST in Portugal and will have the participation of 40 students, distributed in both categories, 8 of whom will represent FEUP and/or FCUP. It is scheduled to take place in Coimbra from the 17th to the 20th of April.

This is a project of great relevance, since it involves seven of the largest colleges in our country, thus reaching a large number of students.

Final Round

The two best teams, one for Case Study, one for Team Design, will represent Portugal on the Final phase of the competition that will be held in Madrid, Spain from 22nd to 30th of July 2020. In this round, all the winning teams of European national rounds will be challenged on Case Study and Team Design.

Previous Years

In previous years, these were the themes and the companies represented in EBEC:

2019

Case Study
Lower Traffic in Porto and Sustainable House

Team Design
Over Engineered Object

2018

Case Study
JUMIA + BEST Porto

Team Design
Over Engineered Object

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2017

Case Study
i2S + SonaeIM

Team Design
Waste Sorting System

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2016

Case Study
Ergostart + SAKTHI

Team Design
CEiiA - Launch and recovery system

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2015

Case Study
Deloitte + BEST Porto

Team Design
Artificial Hearts

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2014

Case Study
BOSCH

Team Design
Storage System

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