Could your idea improve construction? Make a difference and win cash prizes. These include £2.5k for the Undergraduate Winner plus a £100k COINS Investment Prize.
Could your idea improve construction sustainability, safety, efficiency or something else? Make a difference, win cash prizes and shape the world with COINS Grand Challenge, a competition to boost ideas and innovation.
COINS Grand Challenge is a global competition to support students, innovators, and entrepreneurs with big ideas. It’s free to enter and open to anyone whose idea could improve construction for the better. Ideas shortlisted for previous competitions include fungi insulation, bacteria based concrete and automated timber design tools.
Prizes include £2.5k for the Undergraduate competition winner and £1k for the runner up. The Open Competition features larger prizes plus a chance to win the £100k COINS Investment Prize. The competition is organised by global construction software company, Construction Industry Solutions Ltd (COINS), with the goal of kickstarting construction innovation.
The Undergraduate Competition is for anyone studying for a university undergraduate degree. The Open Competition is open to students, professionals, postgraduates – anyone with a viable idea. Team applications are welcome for both the Open and Undergraduate Competitions. Applicants may be of any nationality and citizenship but must be fluent in English and be 18 years of age or older.
Category: Mathematics, Education, Natural Sciences, Tech & Engineering, Business, Design/Architecture
Eligibility: Phd, Professionals, Master Students, Bachelor Students, Open to everyone
What They Say
Manish Sonal, India
Winner of KTH Masters Challenge 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at KTH“I was always reluctant in applying to foreign Universities due to my financial constraints. Today I am pursuing my Master’s in a subject which I love and feel more confident about my future.”
Saravanan Yuvaraja, India
Winner of GE Light the way Challenge“GE Light the Way Concepts for the future of Office Lighting Innovation Challenge Competition was one of my best life time experiences. This challenge had given me a chance to know exactly, what the organization is looking from the innovative student community for creating smart and sustainable world in the future.”
Arlisa Febriani, Indonesia
Winner of the Blue Bag Competition 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at Lund UniversityArlisa’s story is very unique and proof that given the right opportunity, the greatest ideas will succeed. By developing a revolutionary water cleansing system, she proved that anything is possible. This is great news for her, the people of Jakarta, and quite possibly the rest of the world who live in places with little or no access to clean water!
Avon Haughton, USA
Winner of The New School Competition 2014 – Scholarship at The New School in New York“Winning the competition has been one of my greatest achievements thus far and participating was the most fun I’ve had in a while. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to go to The New School!”