The COINS Grand Challenge 2022 for Undergraduate students and Entrepreneurs

The COINS Grand Challenge is a global competition to uncover students, innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders with ideas that can improve the built environment.

The COINS Grand Challenge consists of two competitions (Open and Undergraduate) that are aimed at encouraging students, innovators and entrepreneurs to come forward with new ideas and approaches to help improve the construction industry for the benefit of the industry and society. The competitions focus on areas that address global challenges facing the construction industry.

Working with leading construction companies, private investors, venture capitalists and academia, the COINS Grand Challenge provides an opportunity that may not otherwise exist for people to present their ideas to leaders in the industry, win valuable prizes and potentially gain funding and support to pursue their ideas.


  • Showcase yourself and your ideas to some of the world’s leading construction companies, private investors, and academics. KICK-START YOUR SUCCESS
  • Win valuable prizes that could significantly benefit you and your career.BE A FORCE FOR GOOD
  • Undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, young entrepreneur or already working in the industry, share your ideas to help improve the construction industry and society as a whole.

Application Procedure:

  • To enter the competition, Applicants must complete the official online Application Form and clearly select the relevant competition (Undergraduate or Open) to which the application relates.
  • For the Undergraduate Competition, the entry consists of either an 800- to 1000-word essay or a 3-10 minute video entered using the online Application Form. The entry should follow the challenge brief and other information provided on the Undergraduate Competition page on this website.
  • For the Open Competition, the applicant answers a series of questions that explore the applicant’s idea in depth. The entry should follow the challenge brief and other information provided on the Open Competition page on this website.
  • Team applications are allowed for both the Open and Undergraduate competition. However, only one member of the team may present the idea at the Grand Final if the application is successful, so it is advisable to enter the application under the name of the team leader or best presenter.


15 FEB 2022
Competition open for Entries
31 MAY 2022
Entries Submitted by
15 AUG 2022
Finalists Notified by
11 OCT 2022
‍Final Judging

The COINS Grand Challenge 2022 opens for entry on 15 February 2022 and closes on 31 May 2022.

Finalists will be notified in early August via email. Final judging will take place in October, date, location and other details will be determined later.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage

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