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

Why Enter?

  1. Showcase yourself and your ideas to some of the world's leading construction companies, private investors, and academics.
  2. Win valuable prizes that could significantly benefit you and your career.
  3. 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.
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Terms and Eligibility

  1. The idea must meet all requirements for submission detailed in the Terms and Conditions.
  2. The applicant must present a clear case for how their idea will address the competition topic.
  3. The idea must be able to be applied to the construction industry.
  4. The applicant must speak and write English fluently.
  5. The applicant must be 18 years of age or older on November 1, 2019.
  6. The applicant must be able to participate in Grand Challenge online judging, with voice and video.
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Key Dates

NOV 11 2019

Competition Open
for Entries

JUN 22 2020

Deadline
for Submissions

JUL 20 2020

Finalists Notified By

AUG-SEP 2020

Grand Challenge Final Judging

Prizes

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

Judges

Mohamed ElZomor
James Benham
Mark Beard
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Sponsors

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

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

Enjoy travel and networking opportunities to the COINS User Conference 2021.

Be a Force for Good – Undergraduate, graduate, young entrepreneur or already working in industry, share your ideas to improve the construction industry and society as a whole.

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