There is one very good foretoken: for many years at the end of the fall, Polytechnicians start to think actively, gather their creative friends, look for interesting solutions and do a lot of work. No, this is not an exam period... This is the European BEST Engineering Competition.
This year Lviv-EBEC is preparing some novelties. Competitions will run from November 29 to December 3. For the first time the teams will compete at the weekend. These are great news as from Friday nobody is in a hurry, so there will be more time (from 4 to 8 hours) and more opportunities to fulfill a task.
Also, unlike last year’s competition, when there was no final stage, this year’s winners of the national stage will compete with teams from other countries in sunny Italy, namely in Turin.
The Engineering Competition is divided into two categories: Team Design (a practical task-solving, which is to construct a mechanism with limited time and resources) and Case Study (an intensive analysis of economic, social or business situation and search of the most effective options to solve it). EBEC develops through three levels of competitions: EBEC Local – organized by a local BEST group and held within one university. EBEC Ukraine (National Round) – the teams that won the local rounds (Lviv, Kyiv, Zaporizhia and Vinnytsia) compete in the same category, claiming a position in the EBEC Final (10 wonderful days in sunny Italy). And, in fact, the EBEC Final – 120 winners of national and local competitions from 34 European countries will gather this year in Turin (Italy) to win the title of the Best Engineer of Europe.