COINS Grand Challenge 2022 opens for entries.
Could your idea improve the construction industry? Such as making the build or management process more efficient, creating a safer place to work, reducing the environmental impact or something else?
What is the COINS Grand Challenge?
The COINS Grand Challenge www.coins-grandchallenge.com is a global competition aimed at driving innovation and kickstarting ideas which could improve either the construction industry or the built environment.
Ideas shortlisted for previous competitions range from fungi-based insulation to automated timber design tools and can be at any stage of development.
This is an opportunity for you to grow your idea, win cash prizes and business investment of up to £100k, and meet with construction industry leaders.
Who can enter?
Anyone can enter! The challenge has two entry categories, an Open Competition as well as one aimed at students, the Undergraduate Competition.
Interested? Take a look at the ideas shortlisted for the 2021 Open Competition Grand Challenge ...
Who are the 2022 COINS Grand Challenge Judges?
HEAD OF BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT – OVERBURY PLC, UK
Neil has worked for Overbury, who office fit out and refurbishment specialists, for 17 years implementing change management and innovation across this industry.
Stuart Binstock, US
PRESIDENT AND CEO – CONSTRUCTION FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Stuart is President and CEO of the US Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and has served in an executive position for many leading trade associations.
Dr. Neha Gopinath, UK
ASSOCIATE LECTURER IN MANAGEMENT - UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
Dr Neha Gopinath’s research focusses on entrepreneurship and innovative people, as well as organisational culture and wellbeing in both the workplace and higher education.
MANAGING DIRECTOR – CSACCELERATE, UK
Jon’s understanding of the construction lifecycle and of industry innovation and strategy will add considerable value to the COINS Grand Challenge.
TECHNICAL & INNOVATION DIRECTOR – BARRATT PLC GROUP
Oliver has a strong track record in innovation and is responsible for driving innovation for leading homebuilder’s Barratt.
Katie Tamblin, UK
CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER – ACHILLES INFORMATION LTD.
Katie is a member of the Executive Leadership Team at supply chain insight data specialists, Achilles Information Ltd
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What are the Prizes?
As well as having the opportunity to showcase your idea to construction industry leaders this is also an opportunity to gain investment and win cash 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)
What's your idea worth?
Discover everything you need to know and submit your entry via the competition website www.coins-grandchallenge.com.
COINS Grand Challenge is organised by Construction Industry Solutions (COINS) and supported by the COINS Foundation.
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