Since 2013, we have been championing a worldwide effort to foster inter-disciplinary communication and collaboration before students start their professional careers. We focus on combining the technical field of Engineering with the interactive field of Commerce.
The next competition will be held in downtown Montreal from March 6th to March 10th 2018. It will involve teams from 16 internationally recognized academic institutions, consisting of engineering and commerce students. During the five day competition, each delegation will compete in three cases.
16 teams will be attending the competition. They will be randomly divided into 4 divisions of 4 teams during the opening ceremony. Each division will remain the same for the 3 cases.
Day 1: No case - Introduction and orientation
Day 2: First case of six (6) hours and presentation
Day 3: Second case of six (6) hours and presentation
Day 4: Third case of twelve (12) hours
Day 5: Presentation of the third case and the final presentation before board of directors.
After each case, each team will present their solution in front of a three-person jury who will give them a score out of 100. They must support each presentation with a PowerPoint and appropriate documentation. The team with the highest cumulative score from each division after the three cases will move on to the final presentation.
For the 6 hour cases ONLY, teams will start at offset times in order to match with their presentation times. From the moment you receive your case, you have 6 hours (or 12 for the 12-hour case) to solve it. This time includes preparing for the 15-minute presentation to be given in front of a jury. The cases will be solved in isolated preparation rooms where the competitors will have all the tools to develop solutions, perform calculations and designs if desired and make a presentation.
The official rules and guidelines of the 5th edition of the Engineering and Commerce Case Competition (ECCC). Theses rules are to be followed thoroughly.
Discover the schools that will be participating at this year's edition of ECCC. 3 cases, 16 teams, 64 competitors, but only one overall winner.
Current undergraduate curriculum is largely taught in silos. This leaves students ill-equipped with the skills to thrive in team-based work environments, with costly cascading effects for future employers. As such, ECCC’s mission is to build communication bridges in the workforce of tomorrow by hosting a forum for Engineering and Commerce students to collaboratively find solutions to real-world challenges that modern industries face.
ECCC is not a simulation - our corporate partners have a unique opportunity to have their internal challenges scrutinized, and effectively crowdsource the best solution from both a technical and a commercial perspective. Our partners benefit from a low-cost, low-risk consultancy approach to solution proposals.
ECCC is an elite competition between select universities from around the world. Students will have diverse networking opportunities with our corporate partners, be able to represent their University on an international scale, and work in a cross-functional team-based environment.