BEST (Board of European Students of
Technology) is a non-profit and voluntary
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 future engineers 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
Every year BEST Politecnico di Torino organizes an Academical Course on Technology, open to all European students in universities members of the network. We will select only few of the 450 applying students and give them the opportunity to receive an advanced academical and extracurricural education. They will share ideas with students coming from different countries and learn everything about italian culture and Piedmont.
This year our Spring Course will concern the Fourth Industrial Revolution, that, through technologies like Big Data, Analytics and Additive Manufacturing, is creating a new kind of industry, more efficient, smart and green.
How will it change our society? How is the idea of work evolving? What kind of issues a change of this importance will bring?
In twelve days we will try to find the answers to these questions through enthusiastic lectures, workshops, company visits and a final case study to put in practice what we have learnt. Join the revolution and discover the industry of the future with us!
Accenture is a global management consulting and professional services company that provides strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services. A Fortune Global 500 company, it has been incorporated in Dublin, Ireland, since 1 September 2009. They partner with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, driving innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. With expertise across more than 40 industries and all business functions, they deliver transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world.
Avio Aero is a GE Aviation business which designs, manufactures and maintains components and systems for civil and military aviation. Today, the company provides its clients with innovative technological solutions to respond quickly to constant changes demanded by the market: Additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, but also cells dedicated to streamlined manufacturing of transmissions, turbines and combustion chambers.
CNH Industrial is a global leader in the capital goods sector that, through its various businesses, designs, produces and sells agricultural and construction equipment, trucks, commercial vehicles, buses and specialty vehicles, in addition to a broad portfolio of powertrain applications. Present in all major markets worldwide, CNH Industrial is focused on expanding its presence in high-growth markets, including through joint ventures.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) designs, engineers, manufactures and sells passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, components and production systems worldwide. The Group's automotive brands are: Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Ram and Maserati, in addition to the SRT performance vehicle designation and Mopar, the parts and service brand. The Group's businesses also include Comau (production systems), Magneti Marelli (components) and Teksid (iron and castings). In addition, the Group provides retail and dealer finance, leasing and rental services in support of the car business through subsidiaries, joint ventures and commercial agreements with specialized financing services providers. FCA operates through companies located in 40 countries and has commercial relationships with customers in approximately 150 countries.
EMA is an UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 certified electronics engineering company located near Turin, Italy. At Ema company we plan projects, do product research and development, write software, firmware, SW systems and test prototypes. The firm was founded by Filippo Pilato in 2005 with the aim of offering a unique and timely technology consultancy service to companies. Our expertise spans the Automotive, Biomedical, Home Automation, Industrial Electronics and Railway Industries. Innovation and customer care are our strength.
Altair is a leading provider of enterprise-class engineering software enabling innovation,
reduced development times, and lower costs through the entire product lifecycle from
concept design to in-service operation.
Our simulation-driven approach to innovation is powered by our integrated suite of
software which optimizes design performance across multiple disciplines encompassing
structures, motion, fluids, thermal management, electromagnetics, system modeling and
embedded systems, while also providing data analytics and true-to- life visualization and
SPIN Applicazioni Magnetiche Srl is a services company operating in the design of electromagnetic devices and the distribution of simulation programs for electromagnetic devices, electric engines, mechanical analysis and control systems.
SPIN Applicazioni Magnetiche Srl pays particular attention to the needs of the user via personalisation of software, creation of prototypes and magnetic measurements.
Spin Applicazioni Magnetiche is also a distributor of ALTAIR products, an American multinational company, leader in the field of simulation programs for numerous engineering subjects: we therefore have a wide range of programs available.
We also carry Motor Design Ltd. products for the electromagnetic, thermal calculation and electric engine efficiency maps. We have, therefore, added OptiStructFEA (mechanical analysis), Hypermesh (preprocessing), FEKO (high frequency), Acusolve (Cfd), MotionSolve (multibody), Activate (control systems) and numerous others from the ALTAIR range to the range of software we have been dealing in for years like FLUX.
We are also skilled in training and the use of calculation programs; we provide technical-scientific consulting, alongside the development of new projects and we can follow projects in their entirety from the initial idea, to the production of prototypes and production technology.
L'Oréal S.A. is a French cosmetics company headquartered in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine with a registered office in Paris. It is the world's largest cosmetics company and has developed activities in the field of cosmetics, concentrating on hair colour, skin care, sun protection, make-up, perfume and hair care.
The course was AWESOME! The event was very good, from both the academical and fun points of view. The organisers were so passionate and friendly and the participants were fun and smart.
The best thing about this course was that thanks to organizers we had opportunity to develop in many areas. We had a lot of possibilities to learn about our cultures and to make bonds, gain a lot from lectures but still enjoy parties.
I think the whole spirit of the event made it so awesome. It was one of the BEST events I have ever been to. I really admired the passion and devotion you put on this event to make it possible. Thank you for reminding me why I joined BEST. I will remember this event forever and I will try to keep in touch with as many people as I can! Thank you for everything!
I am so thankful for everything you have done for me and it is really a lot. You were amazing in every situation and I love you all. Now I am telling everyone to apply for Torino next Spring Course because you are the best BEST group that exists. Visit me whenever you can!
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