4-12 jul 2017 Heraklion, Crete - Greece

LC3 2017

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Construction Innovation Competition


Overview of the Competition

The competition is open to any construction or engineering people who have an innovative idea. This includes both industry people and students pursuing bachelor, master or PhD degrees.

Participants are invited to submit an abstract of their Innovation Idea. This will be followed by a proposal assessment, where two judges will assess each eligible submission and give a ranking. A maximum number 8 ideas will go forward to the final competition that will take place as part of the LC3 Industry Day on Sunday 9th July 2017.

All participants will be given an opportunity to withdraw their submission if they are unable to travel to the final phase of the LC3 Construction Innovation Competition.

Only entrants who commit to attend the final phase of the competition will be eligible for the final shortlisting.

The exact timing of the final presentation will be announced at a later date.

Key Dates
  • Closing date for submission of the Innovation Idea is midnight 28 April 2017.
  • The proposal assessment will be completed by 26 May 2017.
  • All shortlisted students must confirm their agreement to attend the LC3 conference and partake on the final phase of the competition by 9 June 2017.


Projects should broadly focus on the themes of the 2017 Lean & Computing Construction Congress (LC3) which can be located at http://www.lc3-2017.com/. Existing Computing or Lean Construction product, services or procedures will not be considered. The idea is not required to be completely ready for market.

Participants should utilize the competition word template (accessed here) and upload the submission on to the EasyChair conference system (accessed here) on or before the final date 28th April 2017.

The proposal should include the following:

  • Description of the project, its basic principles and the assumptions made.
  • How the idea meets the future market, society needs, addresses potential technology gaps and an indication of the potential impact of the idea.
  • The document should not exceed the 5 pages of the template provided.

Competition Rules
  • Groups or individual entries are eligible. Entries may be submitted by any individual or team that consists of up to a maximum of 6 participants.
  • All submitted entries automatically give permission to LC3 to publicize the proposal abstract on the LC3 conference website. It is the applicant’s responsibility that such publication does not breach the copyright of others.
  • There will be 3 winners. The winning student prizes consist of 1st, 2nd and 3rd runner-up. All finalists will be given a certificate acknowledging their achievement.
  • The deadline for submissions may be extended at the discretion of the organisers.
  • Entrants must provide all requested details when entering the competition, as outlined in the competition template provided. Entrants must comply with all rules to be eligible for the prizes. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.
  • Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to be bound by them when entering the competition.
  • The Judges decision is final. The Judges reserve the right to have discretion regarding the rules. The organisers reserve the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in their opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of their control.

Assessment Criteria

There are six categories in the marking criteria for the Innovation Idea.

  • The person or team
  • Identification of what the innovation sought to address
  • Description of solution and why it was innovative
  • Likelihood to succeed and potential impact
  • Anticipation of challenges and solutions
  • Demonstration of movement to implementation

If you are attending the conference as a delegate or as a presenter at one of the LC3 conferences and you have an innovative idea to share at our industry day, why not submit.

You might just win!