Are you looking for a break from exams?

Do you want to show creativity and innovative thinking?

Gather a team, because we give a chance to engineers!

BEST Zagreb is continuing the tradition to organise the largest engineering student competition in Europe, EBEC Challenge.

The project will take place on 13th and 14th of March 2018. in halls of Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing where students have the chance to apply their knowledge through solving engineering problems in a team.

You can apply from the 5th of February to 4th of March.

Apply on time and test your capabilities through interesting challenges!


EBEC Challenge is a competition that is made out of two phases (Case Study and Team Design) where students are gathered in teams of four. With it, we promote team work which has great significance in the business environment. Moreover, you will improve important skills like time management, organizational skills, duty management and cooperation.

Teams will present their methods and conclusions through both Case Study and Team Design.

Team design is consisted of solving a certain practical engineering problem within a limited time interval with limited resources. You will need to create a device that will be able to do a simple given functionality. Presentations of made devices are done through a series of functionality tests.

Case study is consisted of solving a theoretical tech or engineering problem. Participants present their solutions in front of an expert jury.

Winners of local EBEC Challenge will continue their adventure on a higher (regional) level where they will face a bigger problem. This year’s regional competition will take place in Niš (Serbia).


Expert jury:


Dalibor Kotaranin
IT designer

Ivan Barović
Head of  IT Solutions, Center for Application Development,
IT Service Development Department, Information Sector

Rebeka Danijela Vlahov
Assistant to the organizational and management department at EFZG


Manpower CS:

Tajana Cvijetinović
Permanent Placement Consultant/Software Engineering Student

Jurica Režić
Recruitment Consultant at Manpower Croatia

Ana Tkalac Verčič

Ana Tkalac Verčič is a full time professor at the Department of Economics at Economics faculty – Zagreb. She graduated  from the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Philosophy University of Zagreb and Ph.D. at the Faculty of Economics – Zagreb. As a Fulbright scholar she has been at the University of Maryland, USA. Has a diploma from prestigious British CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations). Areas in which she is engaged in encompass various communication disciplines primarily in the areas of marketing communication, public relations, advertising and internal communications. He has published numerous papers in the recognized international scientific journals, and held several invited lectures. She is the president of Croatian Public Relations Associations.

Full time professor at the Department of Economic at Economics faculty in Zagreb.



Petar Mijić
e-mail: [email protected]
Petar Mijić finished his master degree and earned a Ph.D. at the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering. He is currently working there as a teaching assistant.
Teaching assistant

Josipa Marenić
Recruitment and Selection Specialist

Filip Krunić
Senior Business Support Specialist


Q: Students of which areas can participate?

A: EBEC competition is meant for students of technology faculties of University of Zagreb.

Q: What level of knowledge is required to participate?

A: To participate, student have to be creative and innovative. No prior knowledge is required.

Q: Can I apply on my own or in teams?

A: You can apply either way. If you are applying as a team, every member should state the team name. If you don’t have a team we will assign you to a random team with less than 4 people.

Q: What if I win and can’t come to the regional round?

A: In that case you can find a replacement for your position in the team, or you can let us find the replacement.

Q: Do first, second and third place bring money prizes?

A: Students accepted to Case Study of Team Design will be notified and asked to confirm their attendance by email. If they do not confirm, new participants will be selected in their place. In case you are selected, you will spend all day working on the task. You must not be late. All participants are also asked to attend the official closing and the announcement of the winners. Case Study participants should be present on both days (if you have a lecture during the day, you can leave temporarily, but you must be present at the presentations in front of the jury).

Q: Who to contact if I have questions other than these?

A: Send an email to [email protected]