With the EMPHASIS pilot services, we aim to deliver early benefits to the community in specific areas while testing and learning from pan-European service provision.
The pilot services help turn the EMPHASIS strategy into reality and bridge the preparation of EMPHASIS to full operation.
The EMPHASIS pilot services cover only a small but significant portion of existing user demand around plant phenotyping facilities.
This demand has been identified as part of an open and participatory stakeholder process.
Within the EMPHASIS preparatory project, extensive mapping activities have been performed in Europe. The EMPHASIS Support Group, consisting of mandated representatives of twenty-four national communities, has provided input and advice on the pilot service conceptualisation.