step-1 Propose
Sign in on CHEST portal and
submit your idea
step-2 Share
Share and exchange ideas on
CHEST forum
step-3 Evaluate
Evaluate, discuss and rate the
ideas submitted
step-4 Apply for funding
The highest rated projects will
be selected for funding
your idea


CHEST (Collective enHanced Environment for Social Tasks) is a 30 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 in highly innovative ideas through the launch of two 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

35 project ideas supported at Call 1, each receiving up to €6K in seed finance

A range of fantastic project ideas have been supported, from an app to facilitate the daily mobility of people with special needs through to ecommerce platforms for food waste reduction. All innovative, All addressing key societal challenges. Full details can be found here.

The third call for the CHEST competition was launched on the 31st July 2014 with up to €60k to be awarded to successful projects.

The call is open to both new applicants as well as those projects supported under Call 1 Deadline for submissions: 17.00 CET on the 30th September 2014

Fantastic response to Calls 1 and 2

The CHEST partners are pleased to report a significant response to both Calls 1 and 2 which closed on the 31st May 2014. In total 215 ideas were submitted for Call 1 and 106 applications for Call 2. The crowd evaluation process for Call 1 will remain open until the 30th June, so please continue to vote for your favourite ideas using the CHEST Platform ( Applications submitted to Call 2 will now be evaluated by independent assessors appointed by the CHEST Partners, with a notification of decision from the 31st July. Both new applicants and indeed applicants unsuccessful at Call 2, will still have the opportunity to submit applications for support with the potential to receive up to €60.000 under Call 3, which opens on the 31st July 2014. We also invite further applications for those individuals supported under Call 1 to help turn their novel ideas into a prototype.

Chest consortium

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA
Project Coordinator
PNO Consultants
EIPCM - European Institute for Participatory Media