Boosting Construction Innovation

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

The 2020 Grand Challenge has concluded. Sign up for email to stay tuned on our 2021 competition.
global competition

Why enter?

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.

2020 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 for 2021.


Competition opens for entry


Deadline for Submissions


Finalists Notified By


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. 

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