Can your idea improve construction?

The COINS Grand Challenge is a global competition to uncover students, innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders with ideas that can improve the built environment.

global competition

Why enter?

*Due to COVID-19, we will be hosting the Grand Challenge remotely this year. No travel will be necessary for entrants or judges.

better your career

Showcase yourself and your ideas to some of the world's leading construction companies, private investors, and academics. 

kick-start your success

Win valuable prizes that could significantly benefit you and your career.

be a force
for good

Undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, young entrepreneur or already working in the industry, share your ideas to help improve the construction industry and society as a whole.

*Due to COVID-19, we will be hosting the Grand Challenge remotely this year. No travel will be necessary for entrants or judges.

listen to past judges

Watch this video to learn more.

Prizes

COINS Investment Prize: Up to $150,000
Open Winner: $6,000
Open Runner Up: $3,000
Undergraduate Winner:$4,000
Undergraduate Runner Up: $2,000
COINS Software Innovation Prize

When to enter

Key dates.

19 NOV

19 November 2019
Competition opens for entry

6 JUL

6 July 2020
Deadline for Submissions extended to 6 July 24:00 GMT

17 AUG

17 August 2020
Finalists Notified By

21 SEP

21 and 22 September 2020
Grand Challenge Final Judging

Our Judges

Our judges are industry professionals.
Finalists in the Grand Challenge will have the opportunity to network with some of the most prominent professionals in the construction industry. 

Is your idea one that will revolutionize the construction industry? Improvements from past Grand Challenge finalists are already making strides to change the industry for the better.

Mohamed ElZomor
James Benham
Mark Beard

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