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 COINS’ launch webinar on Thursday 18th February at 2pm.


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. In the meantime, take a look at some of our blogs on previous winners and entrants, including; Nhlanhla Ndlovu, Christian Mwijage and Hermione Crease.


The 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 great opportunity 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 here!


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 organised by Construction Industry Solutions (COINS) and supported by the COINS Foundation.