2 competitions – 1 built environment challenge
to make earth a better place to live
 

OPEN COMPETITION
PRIZES

£115000 Business investment

Cash prizes

PAID Internships

Meetings with
industry leaders

*GBP

UNDERGRADUATE
COMPETITION PRIZES

Cash prizes

Education grants

Paid internships

Mentoring from
industry leaders

2 competitions – 1 built environment challenge

make earth a better place to live

OPEN COMPETITION PRIZES

£115000 Business investment

Cash prizes

Paid Internships

Meetings with
industry leaders

UNDERGRADUATE COMPETITION PRIZES

Cash prizes

Education grants

Paid internships

Mentoring from
industry leaders

All finalists receive an expense paid trip to England for the final judging and Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, which will be held during the COINS 2019 User Conference. Details to follow. *

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.

WHY ENTER?

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 User Conference 2019.

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, 11 finalists represented 7 countries and a wide variety of ideas. Ardalan Khosrowpour won the Open Competition New & Emerging Technology prize and the COINS Investment Award for OnSiteIQ: construction progress documentation and risk assessment platform for owners, developers, insurance companies, and construction managers. Learn about Ardalan and the other winners and finalists for 2018 here.

The Competitions

Challenge 1 New and Emerging Technology

Open Competition

Open Competition

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for entry into the competition:

The idea must meet all the requirements for submission detailed in the Guidance Notes and the Terms & 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 1st September 2018.

The applicant must be able to attend the Grand Final in England in June 2019. (The exact date and location are being confirmed and will be announced soon.)

The applicant must be able to obtain legal entry to the United Kingdom for judging if selected as a finalist.

The idea must be able to be applied to the construction industry.

KEY DATES

21 SEP 2017

Competition open for Entries

12 APR 2018

Entries Submitted by

22 APR 2018

Finalists Notified by

JUN 2018

Grand Final

 

THE 2018 COINS GRAND CHALLENGE IS COMPLETE

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