The European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC) gathers over 6.500 students making it the Biggest Engineering Competition in Europe. EBEC challenges students to work in teams and use their technical and soft skills to solve engineering problems. The students start by participating in a local round held at 52 universities and its winners attend one of the 9 national or regional rounds they belong to. Then 120 Top European Technical Students compete at the final event.

Local Rounds
National & Regional Rounds
Final Round

EBEC Iberia is the second phase of this competition. The winning teams of the Portuguese and Spanish local rounds from 7 universities will compete for a spot in EBEC Final (Zagreb, Croatia). EBEC Portugal and EBEC Spain merged into this new format, EBEC Iberia in which a total of 14 teams (56 participants) will face either two Case Studies or one Team Design and one Innovative Design. We aim to challenge students of technology out of their comfort zone by exploring and experimenting with new ideas and working methods!


Case Study

Case Study tests the students’ ability for solving real-life problems which the engineering society faces today. It is developed in a theoretical context and the participants have access to various research tools and realistic resources to come up with a solution.

Team Design

Challenges the ability and practical skills of the participants, who must design, build and assemble a functional device as a solution to a problem in a limited time. Ather the time is up, the participating teams will present their solution and perform a live demonstration of their device, proving its effectiveness in front of the jury.

Innovative Design

Participants should combine their creativity and knowledge to develop new technological designs or improve upon existing ones. Their professional presentation should demonstrate the technical, social, environmental and economic impact of their design.


BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) is a non-profit and volunteering European organisation for students of technology. Since 1989, we have been creating a growing, dynamic, innovative and well-organised network of students, which provides complementary education for students by encouraging communication, cooperation and exchange of students in the exclusive technical universities and faculties. Our priority is to offer high-quality services to technical students from all over Europe.


Survival Guide

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Open Regulations

Core Team

João Furtado

Coordinator [email protected]

Ana Ventura

Secretary [email protected]

Isabel Almeida

Main Organizer [email protected]

Margarida Mendonça

Local Round Supporter & Participants Responsible [email protected]

Miguel Morales

Corporate Relations Responsible [email protected]

Rita Marques

Topic Responsible [email protected]

Inês Pardal

Topic Responsible [email protected]

Ana Margarida Freitas

Marketing Responsible [email protected]

Afonso Azevedo

Marketing Responsible [email protected]


FREE TIME // SLEEP | 0:00 - 7:00
COMPETITION | 0:00 - 7:00
FREE TIME // SLEEP | 0:00 - 7:00

GET READY // BREAKFAST | 7:00 - 8:00

ARRIVAL - FEUP & CHECK-IN | 8:00 - 9:00

ARRIVAL - FEUP | 8:00 - 9:30

OPENING CERIMONY | 9:00 - 10:30
COMPETITION | 8:00 - 12:30
PRESENTATIONS | 9:30 - 12:30

LUNCH | 12:30 - 14:00
COFFEE BREAK | 12:30 - 13:00
CLOSING CERIMONY | 13:00 - 14:00

COMPANY WORKSHOP (CS + TD + ID) | 14:00 - 15:30
COMPETITION | 14:00 - 15:30
LUNCH | 14:00 - 15:30
ARRIVAL | 15:00 - 19:00
COMPETITION | 15:30 - 20:00

DEPARTURE | 15:30 - 19:30
DINNER | 19:00 - 20:30
DINNER | 20:00 - 21:30
DINNER | 19:00 - 20:30
FREE TIME // SLEEP | 20:30 - 00:00
FREE TIME // SLEEP | 20:30 - 00:00
COMPETITION | 21:30 - 00:00


Premium Main Sponsor

Official Sponsors



Media Partners

Institutional Partners



Daniel Postiga

Kiril Mikulskij

Renato Ribeiro

Miguel Martinho

Tiago Pereira

Felisbela Campo

Prof. Marco Parente

Prof. Luis Galamba

Prof. António Silva

Prof. Vera Migueis Silva

Prof. Maria do Carmo Pereira


What will winners of EBEC Iberia get?

The best teams will win prizes provided by our partners, as well as the opportunity to participate in the final round of EBEC!

Will there be food provided?

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

Is the event safe to participate in?

To ensure participants’ and organizers’ safety in the event, all safety precautions will be taken, like social distancing, provided hand sanitizers, mandatory mask wearing.

What to do if I have more questions?

Don't hesitate to contact us! By email: [email protected]


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