European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC) Challenge is the largest real-time based engineering competition conducted by Board of European Students of Technology (BEST), gathering Europe’s best students of engineering. With the EBEC Challenge Project BEST aims to develop participants’ skills, thus not only their theoretical knowledge, but also their practical knowledge. This will help them to tackle those problems humanity faces every day. The EBEC Challenge Project brings together students, universities, companies and NGOs (Non-governmental organizations).
The idea of an Engineering Competition was brought into Europe in 2002.
The first real experience with an Engineering Competition (EC) came in March 2002 when some members of BEST went to the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) organised by the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES). They came back very enthusiastic and started to promote the idea for a similar BEST event. This is the origin of EBEC, which has nowadays evolved to EBEC Challenge.