EBEC Team Design

What is Team Design?

EBEC Team Design is a competition that puts the ingenuity, dexterity and efficiency of teams of four participants to the test. In only four hours, they’ve got to design, build and test a prototype that satisfies a given problem that can range from launching an egg-proof rocket to building a moveable bridge.

In order to do this, they will have to use a limited amount of basic materials (wood, magnets, nails, duct tape…) and tools (glue gun, saw, drill…) in a resourceful way. Their final product will be evaluated by a panel of experts, who will judge its originality, performance and other characteristics.

All students of the Faculties of Engineering Technology, Bioscience Engineering, Science and Engineering Science can participate, whether they are freshmen or master students. The first three teams and the best team of exclusively first-year students will be awarded and the winning team will get the chance to go to the Regional Round of EBEC.

EBEC Team Design will push each team to the limit when working with a limited amount of time and with limited resources. But first and foremost, it will be a wonderful experience based on fun and friendship.

Edition 2019-2020

EBEC Team Design 2019-2020 will take place on the 9th of November 2019 from 13h00 until 22h00 at Thermotechnical Institute. Register now and discover the creative engineer inside you! Our partners for Team Design this year are VTK and HR Rail.

HR Rail is an integral service provider that is responsible within the Belgian Railways for providing service and expertise in the field of recruitment and selection, career and internal mobility, transversal training, health and well-being at work, wage and personnel management, legal advice, social consultation and social services.

As the legal employer of all railway staff, HR Rail is responsible for providing HR services that meet the expectations of NMBS and Infrabel to whom the majority of the staff has been made available.


13:00 – 13:30 Welcoming presentation BEST
13:30 – 14:00 Welcoming presentation HR Rail
14:00 – 18:00 Construction
18:00 – 19:30 Presentation
19:30 – 22:00 Reception and announcements


Wim Michiels
Bart Van Riet
Josse De Baerdemaeker
Olivier Van Dessel