The second phase of the European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC) takes place on a regional level, or as it happens in our case, on a national level. This edition, the X National BEST engineering competition will take place at Universidad de Valladolid. The skills and technical knowledge of the students will be tested and they will be challenged to find the best solutions to real technical problems, in terms of technical viability, management and creativity.
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You are invited to attend the Closing Ceremony of EBEC Spain 2017, in which we will announce the winners of EBEC Spain 2017 who will represent Spain at EBEC Final in Brno, Czech Republic. During the ceremony, Schneider Electric will introduce ourselves the company and the professional profile they are looking for. After the ceremony, we will celebrate a Networking Cocktail in which you will be able to talk to a Human Resources Representative of the company and other personalities invited to the event.
After the success of previous editions, the last two years sited in Universidad de Valencia and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, this year will be Universidad de Valladolid the one hosting the national phase, on April 21st-24th. From there will emerge the two teams of four students each that will participate in the European final in Brno (Czech Republic) in August. The competition has the objective of stimulating the innovative capacity of the future engineers, a challenge that puts them closer to the world of real engineering from a new perspective.
The competition is divided in two categories: Case Study, which poses a problem of technological character in which the viability, profitability, efficiency and effectiveness of the proposed solution will be assessed, and the Team Design, which proposes the design and elaboration of a prototype able to solve a determined task with limited time and materials. With this two modalities the intention is to value respectively the three innate skills than an engineer must possess: technical capacity, financial vision and creative wit.
The solutions proposed by the students are presented before a jury formed by engineers and teachers, and after deliberating, this jury will choose the two winning teams, one for each category, which will represent Spain in the European final.
On each category there will be six teams formed by four students each, one team from each local round and university, these being Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad de Valladolid, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
In total this competition will host 48 participants which will have the chance to show their skills facing the proposed problems that they will have to solve working as a team.