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BEST Engineering Competitions are events where teams consisting
of 4 students use their technical, social and communicative skills to compete in two different categories:
Team Design and Case Study.
Local Engineering Competitions take place in most of the local BEST groups all over Europe.
The winners of the local competition in Graz (EBEC Graz) can participate in the regional round
(EBEC Alpe Adria) and – if they are successful there – proceed to the finals (EBEC Final).
In the Team Design competition participants are asked to use their “field-engineering” skills and problem-solving abilities in order to develop a functioning device capable of solving the presented problem.
Team Design has a set of rules and conditions that are common from competition to competition, mostly concerning the limited number of material and tools available, as well as describing needs and restrictions of prototype to develop. These rules, together with the task-specific ones, will be presented the day of the competition.
The announcement of the winning team is based on both measurable parameters of the developed prototypes and the professional opinion of highly reputable jury members (usually university professors and/or experts of the field) which evaluate unmeasurable criteria such as creativity of the solution, design, presentation etc.
During the Case Study competition, students are given a real problem provided by our partner company and they have to use their multidisciplinary knowledge, together with a lot of creativity, to propose a solution, according to the guidelines that they will receive in the beginning. This competition involves a lot of team building, creativity and communication skills.
The winning team, judged by a jury composed of company experts and BEST and university representatives, will be the team whose proposed solution shows the best mix of innovation, economical feasibility and creativity.
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