Construction Innovation Competition Opens for Entries.
Could your idea improve construction or the built environment? The 2021 COINS Grand Challenge is an opportunity for you to grow your idea, win cash prizes of up to £100k* and get noticed by construction industry leaders.
Find out everything you need to know at our launch webinar.
A special launch webinar, in partnership with UK Construction Week, is your chance to find out why you should enter and discover how to get your idea noticed.
This is a chance to find out more about the COINS Grand Challenge, discover what the judges are looking for, hear from previous winners and ask questions - find out more.
Register now for the COINS Grand Challenge launch webinar on 18 February, 2pm GMT
All registrants will be given access to the recording.
GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Robert has played a major role in establishing the COINS Grand Challenge, supporting and developing the competition since its launch in 2015. He is a passionate advocate of technological innovation and the development of software solutions.
CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE
E W BEARD (HOLDINGS) LTD
Mark is President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and a judge for the 2021 COINS Grand Challenge. He is a Chartered Environmentalist and has been Chairman and Chief Executive of Beard since 1999.
JOINT MANAGING DIRECTOR
CAMPION HOMES LTD
Susan is Joint Managing Director of Scottish housebuilder, Campion Homes, where she is leading a change programme across the business. A judge for the 2021 COINS Grand Challenge she is also a board member of Homes for Scotland.
Dr. Ali Khaloo
CEO & FOUNDER
Ali won the COINS Grand Challenge Open Competition in 2020. His innovations include a B2B civil infrastructure management platform that uses computer vision, machine learning, and civil engineering to minimize the risk of infrastructure failure and optimize spending across the asset portfolio.
Studied at INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KHARAGPUR
Kaushal was a COINS Grand Challenge 2019 Undergraduate Competition runner-up with ‘Nostos Homes', a sustainable emergency shelter for people displaced due to natural disasters or violence.
The COINS Grand Challenge is open to anyone whose idea could improve construction for the better - from increasing efficiency, to improving sustainability and safety, with a focus on new or emerging technology.
This global competition has two entry categories, an Open competition and an Undergraduate competition.
This year’s prizes include:
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
This is also a great opportunity for you to gain industry exposure for your idea.
The COINS Grand Challenge, which aims to inspire innovation within the construction industry, is organized by Construction Industry Solutions (COINS) and supported by the COINS Foundation.
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