Active Citizen – increasing political participation with Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality

Active Citizen, a CHEST Call 3 winner from Citizens Foundation (Iceland), confronts the trend observed in Europe of a decrease in political participation, by using state-of-the-art technology to make participation simple, fast and interesting. Active Citizen will take civic participation to the next level by empowering citizens with their own artificial intelligence algorithms and using […]

Shop&Drop – “love to shop, care to drop”

The Shop&Drop digital platform makes sure that more (waste) products are collected for reuse and recycling, thereby enabling valuable natural resources to stay within the economic cycle. This is achieved by interlinking the purchase (shop) and disposal (drop) of consumer products and ensuring that this combination is of value for the consumer, manufacturer or retailer […]

AdviSex – Improving sexual health via the Living Lab approach

AdviSex is a CHEST Call 3 winning project from Mario Barile (of beMINT). It proposes the use of the Living Lab methodology – focused on user-centred open innovation – to co-create a service focused on sexual health, including access to related knowledge. In particular, the AdviSex web responsive application aims to support the improvement of […]

ECSA Conference 2016 – Abstracts deadline extended!

The deadline for abstracts to the ECSA’s 2016 conference (19th – 21st May, Berlin) has been extended until Thursday 3rd March 2016. We invite abstracts for Session 6, which will be hosted by the European Institute for Participatory Media (EIPCM) on behalf of CHEST. Session 6 is “Citizen engagement and collective intelligence for participatory Digital […]

IA4SI – Impact assessment for Social Innovation

IA4SI have provided the users of CAPS projects with a toolkit to provide feedback on their experiences. The information you provide will be of great help to the CAPs projects that wish to know the impact – Social, Economic, Environmental and Political – they are having on society. It also takes a maximum of 10 […]

CHEST projects featured in Horizon Magazine!

CHEST are delighted to announce that 2 of our Call 2 winners – AyeMind and GreenApes – have featured in Horizon – the EU’s research and innovation magazine. The article can be read using the link: AyeMind is on a mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people – by making […]

ReadRunner – a playful reading platform

ReadRunner, from bee3ee, is one of CHEST’s Call 3 winners. It helps those who struggle with the challenge of reading by creating a natural and engaging reading environment. This is achieved by embedding texts on a mobile screen (phone or tablet) in a secure, playful and measurable setting – allowing users to read better and […]

Jourvie – the app for eating disorders therapy

Jourvie, a non-profit organisation founded by Ekaterina Karabasheva, has a vision of “simpler and easier treatment of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating, without inconvenient writing and piles of paper!” For this, the Jourvie team have created a specifically designed mobile app, which is discreet, practical and motivational. The app allows users to create a private […]

MountainWatch – Discovering mountain peaks with mobile augmented reality.

The MountainWatch project is a CHEST Call 3 winner from Roman Fedorov and the Department of Electronic and Information Bioengineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan. The project vision is to boost social engagement for environmental monitoring by engaging the user in a societal challenge of producing high quality images, by identifying peaks in real […]

Provenance – every product has a story, this is the platform for sharing those stories

Provenance, a CHEST Call 3 winner, is pioneering new software that offers transparency and demonstrates the authenticity of information about products. Provenance enables you to gather and communicate the information about products and easily embed this anywhere on the web; real-time, collaborative and simple. It provides you with an immutable digital history about products and […]