Get your idea noticed

Win major investment, cash prizes and shape the world with COINS Grand Challenge. Entry is free and it’s your chance to make a difference to construction.

2022 Prizes

COINS Investment Prize: Up to £100,000*
Open Competition Winner: £5,000*
Open Competition Runner Up: £2,000*
Undergraduate Student Competition Winner: £2,500*
Undergraduate Student Competition Runner Up: £1,000*
COINS Software Innovation Prize: Paid Internship at COINS
* or local equivalent

When to enter

Key dates for 2022.

15 FEB

15 February 2022
Competition opens for entry


20 June 2022
Deadline for Submissions

15 AUG

15 August 2022
Finalists Announced

11 OCT

11 October 2022
Final Judging

Make a difference, win prizes, and improve construction.
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. This competition is a chance for university students to get their ideas noticed.

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.

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. Judges will be announced shortly.

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