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.

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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.

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.

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2021 Prizes

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

When to enter

Key dates for 2021.


1 February 2021
Competition opens for entry


6 July 2021
Deadline for Submissions

28 AUG

28 August 2021
Finalists Announced


30 September 2021
Winners Announced

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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