Who we are

About us


Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) is a European non-profit, non-political and voluntary organisation. Born in 1989 to empower diversity between technology students, we have been creating a growing, dynamic, innovative and well-organised network. Through our services we aim to develop students and to shape the future leaders by encouraging communication, cooperation and self-development in more than 95 technical universities all over Europe.

We seek to create opportunities for Companies, Students and Universities to meet and work together. Each year, lots of local and international companies are involved in our projects. Thanks to a lot of opportunities for networking, our partners can engage students and have the chance to meet potential leaders and team-workers with exceptional knowledge, soft skills and a multicultural mindset.


BEST Politecnico di Torino is a co-founder of the network BEST, member since 1989. During these 30 years, BEST contributed substantially to the internationalization process of Politecnico di Torino. Thanks to BEST, more than 2500 foreign students had the opportunity to participate to free academical courses and competitions all over Europe. Our EBEC Local is one of the biggest in the network, this year 400 students took part at the competition and the topics were proposed by a multinational corporation and two start ups of Politecnico di Torino.



European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC) is a 3 level, team-based competition, on 2 categories - Team Design and Case Study.

In Team Design teams are solving tasks within a limited time and a limited availability of materials. The desired outcome is a device that has to perform the needed actions.
In Case Study category contestants need to provide a solution to a technical or a management problem and to present the outcome they came up with.

Teams are composed of 4 students from technology fields, regardless of status of their degree, and tasks they're solving are provided by BEST and company partners. The team which proves to be the most efficient, creative and successful solution at the end of competition finale is granted by “BEST Engineers of Europe” title.

83 Local Rounds

in 31 countries
6,500 participants

15 National & Regional Rounds

640 participants

1 Final Round

120 participants