Grasp the Future: Hands on with HP!

BEST Course in Autumn by BEST Barcelona

“Grasp the Future: Hands on with HP!” is an international engineering course organized by BEST-UPC open to 24 students from all around Europe and Canada. This year, we are also accepting local participants from any UPC faculty. The course will last 9 days (schedule below), of which the first three days will be dedicated to get everybody to know each other, the next 5 days will be dedicated to the academic part and learning about the culture of Barcelona and then, the last day will be dedicated to departures.

What is the course about?

In this course you’ll have the opportunity to learn about how engineers can influence the biomedics field in collaboration with HP, to then put everything into practice in order to solve a real problem. You’ll be able to experience and learn with a real robotic arm.

What will I do during the course?

You will meet people with very different cultures, improve your English, learn how to work on a project with your team in a professional environment. The main objective will be ler how engineers can improve technology in the biomedics field. At the end of the course, you will have a final evaluation. Outside the academic hours, you will have many social activities with the other participants, and will learn everything there is to learn about the culture of Barcelona.

What is the price of the course and what does it include?

The price for the whole course is 45€ and it includes all the expenses for the whole course: accommodation in the hostel, 3 meals per day (minimum one being hot), transportation, weekend trip and activities. Apart from that, you will have to pay for a deposit of 50€ if you are selected and confirm your attendance to the course. This deposit will be given back entirely to you after finishing the course.


To know the exact amount of the deposit and fee ask your Local BEST Group.


Important: if you do not attend the course after paying the deposit or you don’t finish the course without a justified reason, you will lose the deposit.

What do I need to apply?

Procedure to apply

You will need to write a motivational letter (no longer than one page), answer 3 questions and tell us what programming and electronics knowledge you have. Please, if you are from UPC, write down all this information in a document and then copy it in the google form you will find in the link below. We recommend you to be original and interesting while writing the motivational letter. Remember it will be read and evaluated by students just like you. Apart from that, we recommend you to answer the 2 serious questions smartly and originally. Don’t just google it!

Selection criteria

It will be based on interest and motivation shown for the topic, detailed answers to 3 questions and overall creativity in the motivational letter.

Deadline to apply for local participants: Sunday 8th May

Our Core Team

Main organizer

Wendi Vargas

Academics Responsible

Alejandro Vidal-Ribas

Logistics Responsible

Yerai Polo

Social Responsible

Ana Viola

Food Responsible

Marc Moreno


Students from all europe


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Important Documents

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