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Discover the winners of CHEST call 2

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Discover the winners of CHEST call 2

The CHEST project which is a seed-funding CAPS project, meaning that they provide funding for new projects that have an interesting social innovation idea, just announced the winners of their second call. The winners are: Green Apes, AyeMind, Chest Traffic Flow, eReuse. Read more about them below and certainly watch the video's. Tell us what you think of these tools! Can they help in your country too? Do you know people that do similar things? Share your thought! And if you think the Chest project by funding these initiatives is doing a necessary job or you have some questions or remarks, tell them to the CHEST project here (http://www.impact4you.eu/project-output/chest)

- Green Apes: (https://www.greenapes.com/en): GreenApes is a social media platform where you can build your sustainable profile and become a source of inspiration for your peers and the whole world. At GreenApes, they work to reward green living with the mission of promoting sustainable lifestyles. GreenApes tries to break down the complexity of environmental issues by bringing attention to simple daily choices, and making them more fun to pursue. GreenApes is open to everyone who cares about the planet and believes that new media offer great opportunities to foster change. You can download the App in the Appstore or on GooglePlay. Watch the video here to find out how it all works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODFHTN45vmo

-  AyeMind (http://ayemind.com): Aye Mind is on a mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people – by making better use of the internet, social media and mobile technologies. Aye Minds is working with young people aged 13 to 21 to create and share a wide range of resources. Aye Minds is also making a digital toolkit for all who work with young people too, to boost their ability to promote youth wellbeing. The project is a partnership between Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS, Snook, the Mental Health Foundation and Young Scot, with a wide range of local partners involved too. Aye Mind is a “work in progress”, so check back often for new stuff! Watch the video here to find out about AyeMinds99's work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckUeqh6OVFk&feature=player_embedded 

- CHEST Traffic Flow (http://chest-trafficflow.magentalab.it) : This project proposed by Magenta Software Lab aims at conducting an extensive traffic measurement campaign in the Florence metropolitan area. Magenta will ask people to use their technology to set up traffic monitoring points from their windows, balcony or other vantage points to lay out a network of sensors of unprecedented coverage for this area, effectively setting up an integrated and participatory traffic monitoring initiative. At the end of the campaign, Magenta will release the collected data in order to promote the diffusion of actual information through social media or mobile applications, that will help to steer the public toward better, more sustainable mobility modes. Learn more about the CHEST Traffic Flow project with this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5jVFM9sUyA&feature=player_embedded

- eREUSE (http://www.ereuse.org/en/) : This project provides open-source tools, services and models to developing resource efficiency through re-use of digital devices and to support the task of collecting, updating and/or repairing it and ensure final recycling. Learn all about eREUSE via this video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/108188693

How do they choose the winners?

Important initiatives, all of them! However, I imagine there's a tough competition out there as everywhere is bursting with innovative ideas.  How do they make the decision?

Apparently, CHEST has been using an expert panel as well as a crowdsourced panel for making the decision on the winners: http://www.impact4you.eu/project-output/chest