The Polytechnic University of Milan’s Department for Electronic Information & Bioengineering won CHEST Call 3 funding for the “MountainWatch” project. They have successfully developed and tested (both laboratory and outdoor) an environmental monitoring platform with an augmented reality camera and image processing algorithm for mountain peak detection and processing mountain photos. MountainWatch will enhance the analysis of environmental problems in the mountain regions, by improving the availability of open, low-cost data with high spatio-temporal resolution. The project has been included in 4 publications and YouTube demonstration videos.
DIT project, an SME based in the Netherlands, received CHEST Call 3 funding for an initiative called “Shop&Drop – love to shop, care to drop”. During this project, the offline and online service has been developed to increase the amount of waste materials and disused products collected from European households, by intensifying the commitment of both customers (citizens) and consumer brands (retailers and manufacturers) to separate and collect these products and materials on a regular basis, via interlinking ‘separation behaviour’ and ‘shopping behaviour’. Citizens receive information and rewards, businesses receive valuable insights on replacement products and circular business models and municipalities are able to optimise their waste collections.
Tender-IT, an SME from the Netherlands, used CHEST Call 3 funding for their project to develop a digital market place (a knowledge co-creation multi-sided platform) that processes and unifies existing European tender sources, making the market transparent for all organizations and especially small SMEs and self-employed professionals. Their self-titled platform will increase transparency of tenders by providing a first ever online tender management dashboard, which collects together all tenders, provides better and automated search results and more complete information, with smart search and matching techniques in order to connect ‘Seekers’ and ‘Solvers’. Tender-IT will ultimately help to democratise public spending; facilitating more value for money and reducing corruption.