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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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Latest News

Jourvie nominated for the Google Impact Challenge!

CHEST Call 3 winner Jourvie is one of 10 finalists in the "Google Impact Challenge" in Germany. By reaching the final, the project already receives funding of €250,000. However, the overall winner of the challenge will be determined by the public voting online until 24th February 2016 and will win a total of €500,000! Vote…

ECSA International Conference 2016 – Abstracts

Session 6: “Citizen engagement and collective intelligence for participatory Digital Social Innovation: Opportunities and challenges for Citizen Science in solving everyday sustainability challenges Submission Procedure” CHEST invites you to submit an abstract for this session, which is being hosted by European Institute for Participatory Media (EIPCM). Submission Requirements: An abstract may be submitted to only…

ECSA International Conference 2016 - Session 6: Aims and Scope

Session 6 – Citizen engagement and collective intelligence for participatory Digital Social Innovation: Opportunities and challenges for Citizen Science in solving everyday sustainability challenges. Aim and scope As the citizen science movement matures and social technologies are used by billions of users in daily life, new frontiers are explored. Large groups of citizens can engage…

ECSA Conference 2016 - Citizen Science - Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy

The European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) hosts the first international ECSA Conference, in Berlin, from 19th May 2016 - 21st May 2016: http://www.ecsa2016.eu/ Session 6 is "Citizen engagement and collective intelligence for participatory Digital Social Innovation: Opportunities and challenges for Citizen Science in solving everyday sustainability challenges" This session is organised by the European Institute…

Supporting Social Innovations to Grow: TRANSITION’s Journey

This is the final conference of TRANSITION (another EU project), and it will bring together key stakeholders from the European social innovation ecosystem to discuss the approaches, challenges and next steps needed to support social innovations to grow in Europe. Groups who will be represented include: Innovators Incubators Investors Foundations Researchers Policy makers This event…

CHEST partners to attend ICT 2015 in Lisbon

Representatives from PNO and ENG will be at the ICT 2015 event in Lisbon along with with other CAPS initiatives. This leading ICT research and innovation event provides an ideal opportunity to meet other digital social entrepreneurs. If you are planning to attend and would like to meet a CHEST representative please email olaf.swanzy@pnoconsultants.com

Chest consortium

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA
Project Coordinator

www.eng.it
PNO Consultants
www.pnoconsultants.com
EIPCM - European Institute for Participatory Media
www.eipcm.org
Magenta Srl
www.magentalab.it
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board
www.nhsggc.org.uk
ayemind.com
greenApes Srl
www.greenapes.com
Fundacion Ciudadana Civio
www.civio.es
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech
www.upc.edu