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EBEC Challenge

The EBEC (European BEST Engineering Competition) Challenge is one of the biggest engineering competitions in Europe. The competition is organised by BEST, in which more than 3000 students from 88 leading universities in 32 countries participate every year. 

The competition is in English and students can apply in teams of four, where they get the chance experience working in a team. The aim of the competition is to give students an opportunity to test the knowledge gained during their studies and to challenge their problem solving and creative thinking skills in a friendly atmosphere. No prior preparation is needed, the tasks will be distributed at the event and the solutions need to be created throughout the competition day.


MARCH 30 – MARCH 31 

Local round with students from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Teams of four will compete in the Innovative Design and Case Study categories.


MAY 12 – MAY 15

Regional final, where the winning teams of the EBEC Challenge BUDAPEST will compete against the winning teams from 6 technical universities in Italy (Rome, Milan, Naples, Messina, Turin).


Innovative Design

March 30

Would you like to work on more practical problems than the university homeworks? Do you have a lot of good ideas? Are you creative? 

If so, the EBEC Challenge Innovative Design category is for you! The competition starts with a technical problem that has not yet been solved and is of interest to our industrial partners in Hungary. During the competition, you will have 4 hours to come up with an innovative idea to solve the problem. You will have to prepare a short documentation on the feasibility of the idea and then convince the professional jury of the originality of the idea in a pitch.

Case Study

March 31

Would you like to test your engineering skills and solve a real life task? Would you like to analyze real life problems relevant in the industry? 

In the EBEC Challenge Case Study you have to brainstorm with your team on a real engineering problem given by our industry partners. You will have 4 hours to find a sound solution and to prepare for a short pitch! If you have great, creative ideas and you are a great problem solver, then here’s your place!


The first-place teams will go qualify to the regional final in Milan. The journey is supported by BEST Budapest and accommodation and meals will be provided by local organisers.

The teams that place in the top 3 will also receive other valuable prizes!


  • 8:00-8:30 Registration
  • 8:30-9:00 Opening
  • 9:00-14:00 Working time (Lunch break included)
  • 14:30-16:30 Team Presentations
  • 17:30 Award Ceremony
The schedule may vary depending on the number of participants!
Lunch will be provided during the competition!



  • The competition is open to teams of four BME students with active student status!
  • All team members should register using the form below and add your name to the team name so that we can identify you.
  • Your application will be valid once your CV has been uploaded in the form!

Date of the Competition: 2023.03.30-31.

Location: Hungarian Chamber of Engineers – Budapest, Szerémi út 4, 1117

If you don’t have a team yet or want to find teammates from other faculties, join this WhatsApp group by clicking on the link.


On the day of the competition, you can meet our sponsors at their stands and find out more about them!


Innovative Design and Case Study


Botond Madaras

CEO, Structural Engineer

MDRS2 Mérnöki Szolgáltató Kft. 

Member of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers


Carlos Cagigas

Engineering Supervisor  

Flowserve Corporation 


Bence Ivády

Engineering Supervisor  

Flowserve Corporation 


Dr. Csaba Hős


BME, Department of Hydrodynamic Systems

Vice Dean for International and Scientific Affairs


Botond Madaras

CEO, Structural Engineer

MDRS2 Mérnöki Szolgáltató Kft. 

Member of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers


Gábor Paksi

Lead Process Improvement Engineer

VEOLIA Water Technologies & Solutions


Dr. Balázs Vince Nagy

Associate Professor

BME, Department of Mechatronics, Optics and Mechanical Engineering Informatics

Vice President of European Society for Engineering Education


Dr. László Tamás Mika


BME, Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering

Head of Department



Barnabás Haris

Logistics responsible


Zsanett Bertók

Academic responsible


Kamilla Novák

Main organizer


Lídia Letenyei

President of BEST Budapest


Éva Bodrogi

Participant responsible


Dániel Nagy

PR responsible


Who can participate in the competition? Any student of Budapest University of Technology and Economics

What level of knowledge is required to participate? No prior knowledge is required.

How big are the teams? Every team must have 4 members 

What can I do if I don’t have a team but want to participate in the competition? If you are looking for teammates you can join our ‘Find your teammates!’ WhatsApp group 

Should I bring something to eat? You can bring snacks but sufficient food (including lunch) will be provided by the organizers 

Will there be free Wi-Fi? Yes.

Will the event happen during lectures? Yes.

Who to contact if I have any more questions? You can contact Éva Bodrogi, the the participant responsible of EBEC Challenge Budapest 2023 at bodrogi.eva(at)


If you have any questions, feel free to write to Eva Bodrogi, our participant responsible, at bodrogi.eva(at)!

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