2 competitions – 2 built environment challenges – 1 goal
make earth a better place to live
WHAT IS IT?
The COINS Grand Challenge is a global competition to uncover innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders with ideas that can improve the built environment.
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. Enjoy travel and networking opportunities to the COINS 2018 Innovation Day.
4. Be a Force for Good – Undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, young entrepreneur or already working in industry, share your ideas to help improve the construction industry and society as a whole.
Last year, 15 finalists represented 6 countries and a wide variety of ideas – Christine Boyle, who won the New & Emerging Technology competition & the Bouygues UK R&D Award, was one. Learn about the other winners and finalists for 2017 here.
To be eligible for entry into the competition:
The applicant must present a clear case for how their idea will address one of the three challenges.
The applicant must speak English fluently.
The applicant must be 18 years of age or older on 1st September 2017.
The applicant must be able to attend the Grand Final on Tuesday 5th June 2018.
The applicant must be able to obtain legal entry to the USA for judging if selected as a finalist.
The idea must be able to be applied to the construction industry.
1 SEP 2017
Competition open for Entries
Extended to 11 APR 2018
Entries Submitted by
24 APR 2018
Finalists Notified by
5 JUN 2018
Construction Innovation Day 2018
To meet the Finalists and get an insight into the latest ideas in construction innovation from industry leaders, join us for Construction Innovation Day at the 2018 COINS Users Conference in San Antonio, TX.
Tuesday, 5th of June 2018
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio, TX
Part of the 2018 COINS Users Conference.
The conference website with details about the event is coming soon, including agenda, speakers, sponsors and registration.
June 3-6, 2018
THE 2018 COINS GRAND CHALLENGE IS COMPLETE
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