The European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructure (ESFRI) has identified “Plant Phenotyping” as a priority for the European research area and EMPHASIS has been listed on the ESFRI Roadmap as an infrastructure project to develop and implement a pan-European plant phenotyping infrastructure. EMPHASIS was listed on the ESFRI Roadmap 2016 for Research Infrastructures, published on March 10, 2016.

Since 1st of January 2017 EMPHASIS entered the Preparatory Phase, a 4-year  EU funded project called EMPHASIS-PREP with the goal to bring  EMPHASIS to the level of legal, financial, and technical maturity required for implementation.

EMPHASIS-PREP will provide the basis for the implementation of the legal framework, the business plan and preparation of an information system for a sustainable and innovative routine operation of thee pan-European infrastructure for plant phenotyping.


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EMPHASIS is an ESFRI listed project supported by the European Union