CHEST (Collective enHanced Environment for Social Tasks) is a 33 month Collaborative project co-financed with support from the European Commission through Framework Programme 7.

The aim of the project is to promote the development of  digital based innovations that have the potential to address key societal challenges. In addition to the creation of an online community platform that will facilitate the sharing and exchanging of ideas, CHEST will invest up to €2.5 Million of seed finance in highly innovative ideas through delivery of three open funding rounds. Social entrepreneurs will be invited to not only propose new ideas with the potential to receive support but also evaluate and discuss the ideas of others with highest rated projects selected for funding.

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CAPS @ NetFutures – CHEST presentations

CHEST is presenting at the next CAPS Concertation Meeting, at NetFutures, in Brussels, on 20/04/2016. We are delighted to announce that 3 of our Call 3 projects will feature in CHEST’s session at this event. The featured projects are: W4P: http://w4p.be/ Hybrid Letterbox: http://www.design-research-lab.org/projects/hybrid-letter-box/ YouSense: http://www.yousense.eu/ For more information on CHEST, you can visit our…

Buzzin-coins: the virtual currency reward system for sustainable community actions

Buzzin-coins (previously Payeze) is a CHEST Call 3 winner from Sparta Digital, where users are awarded coins for qualifying actions. These coins can then be used to purchase rewards including gift cards and vouchers at participating retailers. Where Buzzin takes a novel approach is by developing a differentiated model of virtual currency whereby users can…

CAPS Projects @ NetFutures 2016!

The European Commission will have a CAPS concertation meeting, as a pre-conference session at NetFutures 2016, on 20th April. This meeting feature presentations by CHEST and IA4SI. It will focus on current CAPS results and analyse key questions, such as: What impact can we have? How can social innovation offer civil society and grass-root communities…

Tender-IT – making online tendering easy, intuitive and effortless

Tender-IT, a CHEST Call 3 winner, is an innovative platform that is being developed to create a truly global marketplace for online tenders. The platform will connect those who are searching for products and services (“Seekers”) with those who can solve these needs (“Solvers”). With the ever increasing digitisation of government procurement, being able to…

SchulePLUS – innovative matching in education

SchulePLUS is an innovative matching platform for schools and their external partners. It allows stakeholders like foundations, universities, companies, individual experts, NGOs or cultural institutions to post their cooperation offers for schools. On the other side, teachers are able to very easily find the offers that best meet their needs due to a tagging and…

SourceIT – increasing the reuse and recycling of materials with mapping software

SourceIT is a CHEST Call 3 winning project from Macroom E (a Cork County Council initiative), which aims to build a mapping tool to support enterprises, whether new or existing, both social and commercial, and which have a specific focus on the reuse and recycling of materials, in locating unwanted resources/waste materials which are essential…

Chest consortium

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA
Project Coordinator

PNO Consultants
EIPCM - European Institute for Participatory Media
Magenta Srl
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board
greenApes Srl
Fundacion Ciudadana Civio
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech