The COINS Grand Challenge is a global competition to uncover students, innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders with ideas that can improve the built environment.
Finalists in the Grand Challenge will be flown to Philadelphia, PA, USA, where they 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.
The built environment is responsible for mass amounts of landfill waste, climate change gasses, and ozone depletion. In order the effect great change, we need great ideas.
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 2020.
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.
Terms and Eligibility
The idea must meet all requirements for submission detailed in the Terms and Conditions.
The applicant must present a clear case for how their idea will address the competition topic.
The applicant must speak English fluently.
The applicant must be 18 years of age or older on November 1, 2019.
The applicant must be able to attend the Grand Final in Philadelphia, PA, USA on Monday, September 21, 2020.
The applicant must be able to obtain legal entry to the United States for judging if selected as a finalist.
The idea must be able to be applied to the construction industry.
NOV 11 2019
JUN 22 2020
JUL 20 2020
Finalists Notified By
SEPT 21 2020
Grand Challenge Final
Up to $150,000
COINS Investment Prize
Undergraduate Runner Up
Open Runner Up
COINS Software Innovation Prize
Showcase yourself and your ideas to some of the world’s leading construction companies, private investors and academics.
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.
Sign Up for Email
Want to stay informed? Sign up for our newsletter.