Page updated 16.5.2017

International Offline Team competition for Sales Engineering students finalized

The need for engineers with sales competences is on the rise in Europe. To battle this this demand, selected European universities and AASE, Academic Association of Sales Engineering, founded the European Sales Engineering Team Competition. On 9th of May 2017 the first competition was finished.

The European Sales Engineering Team Competition was founded by Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS), Finland, ESTA Belfort, France and Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany, who are all part of Academic Association of Sales Engineering, AASE. The first competition was organized by Turku University of Applied Sciences. The competition is aimed for European engineering students, who form international teams and compete in sales, negotiation and engineering. The competition includes cost-calculating, preparation of bids, negotiation and selling. The competition started in the middle of April and ended 9th of May, with a winning team, led by Philippe Desgranges from France. All teams included students from all participating universities. 

The European Sales Engineering Team Competition was held offline with four parts: calculation of the bid, meeting the customer, improving the bid and having a price negotiation over Skype. “We are pleasantly surprised by how well the competition went, even though it was mostly organized over the Internet, “ explains Timo Holopainen the Competition Director and Principle Lecturer from TUAS. “For next year we will improve the competition in various aspects and hopefully we can get more participating universities on board,“ Mikael Tómasson, Competition coordinator continues. 

The next European Sales Engineering Team Competition will be held on Spring 2018.

For more information about the competition, contact timo.holopainen@turkuamk.fi. For more information related to Academic Association of Sales Engineering, visit http://aase-eu.org .