COINS Grand Challenge 2019 – Win Cash Prizes, Grants and More

South American Business Forum- SABF 2019 in Argentina.
March 15, 2019

Deadline – April 12, 2019

Could your idea improve the construction industry or the built environment?  The 2019 COINS Grand Challenge is an opportunity to win funding, business support and more. Kickstart your career with the COINS Grand Challenge – win cash prizes, grants and more. The COINS Grand Challenge is a global competition to uncover innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders with ideas that can improve the built environment.

This global competition is organized by Construction Industry Solutions Ltd (COINS)to support innovation within the construction industry. Open to anyone with ideas to improve construction – from reducing costs, increasing efficiency, improving sustainability, safety, quality or compliance throughout the built life cycle.

The challenge has two entry categories, undergraduate (Student Competition) and professional (Open Competition).

Last year’s student competition was won by Armelle Coutant, a student from Stanford University, USA, with her idea for bio-integrated marine construction. Last year, 11 finalists represented 7 countries and a wide variety of ideas. The 2019 COINS Grand Challenge is now open for entries, with the deadline entries being 12 April

Construction Industry Solutions (COINS) has been providing business software and services to the construction, engineering, home building and service sectors for more than 30 years. Their global team has accumulated over 4,000 man-years of unrivaled, incremental industry knowledge that they put at the service of their clients.

Location: United Kingdom

Benefits

  • £3000 for the Undergraduate Competition winner
  • £1500 for the Undergraduate Competition runner up
  • £5000 for the Open Competition winner
  • £2000 for the Open Competition runner up
  • Expenses Paid Travel to Final Judging and Gala at the Imperial War Museum, Manchester, England for all finalists
  • Networking & Mentorship opportunities for all finalists
  • Two special discretionary prizes for the most promising software-related submissions. The winner will receive a 3-month internship and the runner up a 2-week work experience placement with COINS research and development to further develop their ideas
  • A discretionary COINS Investment Prize for what COINS considers to be the most promising idea or business. The winner of the COINS Investment Prize will be offered an investment of up to £115,000 GBP (c. $150,000 USD) in their business or to set up a business in order to further their idea

Eligibilities

Open to anyone with ideas to improve construction – from reducing costs, increasing efficiency, improving sustainability, safety, quality or compliance throughout the built life cycle.

Eligible Regions: Open for all

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