BEST, Board of European Students of Technology is a constantly growing non-profit and non-political organisation. Since 1989 we provide communication, co-operation and exchange possibilities for students all over Europe.


Empowered Diversity

People understand and respect different cultures and societies. The environment of empowered diversity supports people in applying their full potential and acting responsibly.


Developing Students

BEST helps students to achieve an international mindset, to reach a better understanding of cultures and societies and to develop the capacity to work in culturally diverse environments.


BEST Spirit

BEST Spirit is the inspiration for all our actions. The 5 values carrying us forward are; FLEXIBILITYFRIENDSHIPFUNIMPROVEMENT and      LEARNING.



Founded in 2008, LBG (Local BEST Group) Istanbul Yildiz has been an active and hardworking member of BEST ever since. We’re an enthusiastic and dynamic group of friends mainly composed of engineering students at Yildiz Technical University.


  • With over 80 active members we are one of the strongest teams in Europe.
  • Yearly, we organise 12 local and international events which are very popular among students from all universities in Istanbul.
  • Our events are largely attended by over 6 000 students every year.

For more information about our local round of EBEC (European BEST Engineering Competition) 2020 Istanbul Yildiz, please visit our website.



European BEST Engineering Competition (EBEC) is the biggest engineering
competition created by and for students with the goal to test their theoretical
knowledge through practical application in a Team Design or Case Study category.  EBEC is three-level, team-based competition that begins with Local Rounds, after which winning teams proceed to National/Regional Rounds where they compete for a ticket to the Final Round.

This year, EBEC will be held in completely online EBEC final with 80+ participants 10 National & Regional rounds with 500 participants 57 Local Rounds with over 4000 participants

EBEC is a call for students to challenge themselves and push their own limits by testing their abilities outside the regular academic environment, presenting an opportunity to get to know the work inside a company and apply their skills in real life situations. The teamwork theengage within the competition help them mature technical, analytical and soft skills.

Team Design

Team Design is a practical challenge that requires design, creation and presentation of a prototype model that can successfully meet specific construction and operation criteria, all done in a limited amount of time and through the use of limited resource materials.

Case Study

Case Study is a theoretical problem-solving challenge. Its solution requires the analysis, creation and presentation of a technological solution for a current engineering, economical and social problem, all within a limited amount of time and resources..


EBEC (European BEST Engineering Competition) is a 3 level, team-based competition, on 2 categories – Team Design and Case Study. 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. For more information about our local EBEC round visit EBEC Istanbul Yildiz’s website.

The National/Regional Round of EBEC is middle round of EBEC Pyramid,gathering the best students who have won their Local Rounds. The competitors are highly skilled and talented students, immersed in a dynamic, multicultural and creative environment where students, companies and universities share and gain knowledge about the world of innovation. Responding strategically to the pandemic crisis requires a high degree of creativity, an openness to challenging assumptions and a exibility to adapt to the online environment. As a dynamic youth NGO, in BEST we are working on an online version of the National Round of EBEC. Europe’s 93 elite universities in the European BEST Engineering Competition held locally feet (EBEC) are held in five universities in Turkey. These; Ege University, Istanbul Technical University, Middle East Technical University, Süleyman Demirel University and Yıldız Technical University. The teams that won the local leg of EBEC, to represent our country in Europe at EBEC Turkey; They will meet at Yıldız Technical University on 21-24 May. The winning teams will go to Madrid, Spain to compete in the EBEC Final.


Offical Opening 17.00-17.30
Company Speech17.30-18.30


Working Hours09:00-12.30
Working Hours14.00-18.00
Presentation of 1st Study Case19:00-20:30


Working Hours09:00-13.00
Working Hours14.00-18.00
Company Speechs19.00-21.30


Presentations of 2nd Case Study 17.00-19.00
Presentation of Team Design17.00-19.00
Announcing the Winners & Offical Closing19.00-20.30


We strongly believe that a cooperation between your company and BEST Istanbul Yildiz will be beneficial for both parties. Take a look at our booklet to see how BEST and your company can work together.
Supportive Partner

Türk Telekom

Türk Telekom, with 180 years of history, is the first integrated telecommunications operator in Turkey. In 2015, Türk Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. adopted a “customer-oriented” and integrated structure in order to respond to the rapidly changing communication and technology needs of customers in the most powerful and accurate way, while maintaining the legal entities of TT Mobil İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş. and TTNET A.Ş. intact and adhering to the rules and regulations to which they are subject. Having a wide service network and product range in the fields of individual and corporate services, Türk Telekom unified its mobile, internet, phone and TV products and services under the single “Türk Telekom” brand as of January 2016.

Task Partner


Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational air conditioning manufacturer. It operates in Turkey since 1978. After July 2011, it became an essential company in Turkey’s air conditioning industry by buying Airfel company’s shares. Company’s headquarters is in Istanbul. It has six district offices, 300 distributors, 500 stores, and 501 authorized services. Daikin is serving a wide geography in Turkey. Daikin Turkey provides a wide range of products to the air conditioning sector with the latest technology and an experienced professional team. Daikin Turkey has been operating in the world to provide the most convenient and comfortable solutions to consumers’ needs.

Task Partner

BEST Transformer

Balıkesir Elektromekanik Sanayi Tesisleri A.Ş. was founded by the Yırcalı Family in 1966 in Balıkesir. BEST was established with 100% domestic capital, which is the first high-voltage transformer manufacturer in Turkey. Our company, which started its production in its facilities in Balıkesir Heavy Industrial Zone, today serves in Balıkesir Organized Industrial Zone with the investments it has made over the years and its new facilities equipped with high technology. By establishing BEST Elektrik Taahhüt ve Ticaret A.Ş (BETAŞ) in 2010, BEST also stepped into the energy contracting business and started to offer turnkey solution partnerships to its customers. Thus, mainly Turkey and Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and North Africa also continues to work in the electrical contracting field strengths.

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