EBEC Challenge Local Round – February 2020


On this 22nd of February took place the local round of EBEC Louvain-la-Neuve in which the 12 BEST teams of the EBEC preliminaries once again tried the challenges proposed by us and our partners. This was made possible by our partners :

  • SNCB/NMBS for the Team Design
  • Westmalle for the logistical support

6 teams were participating to the Team Design proposed by SNCB/NMBS that was all about building railway on mountainous ground with a lots of diverse obstacle such as water or fire. They spent 6 hours trying to build this railway with limited and original materials in the Hall St-barbe and presented their impressive results to a jury composed of our partner and teachers from our university.

The 6 other teams were confronting each other on a Case Study specially created by BEST Louvain-la-Neuve. They had 6 hours to imagine an innovative, preventive and original solution to prevent and fight wildfire in a densely habited region such as Belgium. After those 6 hours of hard work in the study room of the Science building, they finally presented and defended they solution to a jury made of university teacher and professional engineer.

This day of competition ended with the traditional drink in partnership with Westmalle’s Abbey who shipped us a generous sample of their products.

And this is how ended the EBEC 2019_2020 Louvain-la-Neuve adventure ends ! Once again a big thanks to every partners who’ve trusted us this year : Odoo, Google, Netaxis, SNCB/NMBS and Westmalle. Also thank you to every member of CECI-BEST Louvain-la-Neuve who helped on the 3 rounds organised in Louvain-la-Neuve and to every participant who gave a lot of time and energy on this competition !



And a special thanks to Jerome Van Der Elst and Nicole Ritter for organising the 2 EBEC preliminaries!

See you next year,

Louis Sartenaer, EBEC Louvain-la-Neuve coordinator 2019-2020



8:00 - 8:30 Accueil and breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Presentation CS
9:00 - 9:30 Presentation TD CS
9:30 - 10:00 TD
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:30 Mid-break and lunch
12:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:30 TD CS
13:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30 Jury CS
16:30 - 17:00 Jury TD
17:00 -17:30
17:30 - 18:00 Deliberations
18:00 - 18:30 Prize Giving
18:30 - 19:00 Drink by Westmalle
19:00 - 19:30
19:30 - 20:00 Clean-up
20:00 - 3:00 Party


Name Surname Status CV \ Biography Linkedin
CS Oestges Claude Professor Link to UCLOUVAIN Claude Oestges
Leblanc Nicolas Engineer CV in pdf Nicolas Lebanc
Sartenaer Thierry Engineer and guest professor Thierry Sartenaer
Lepot Clément Engineer Clément Lepot
TD Van Gorp Philippe Engineer at SNCB/NMBS Philippe Van Gorp
Latteur Pierre Professor Link to UCLOUVAIN Pierre Latteur


Core Team 

Louis Sartenaer 



Matteo Brevi

CS Responsible


Baptiste Laterre 

CS Responsible


Guillaume Poncin

TD Responsible


Kevin De Sousa

TD Responsible