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EMPAIA International

registered association


The association EMPAIA International e. V. aims to establish and advance the use of AI in pathology. It continues the work of the EMPAIA project and the ecosystem developed over the last four years.

Its key objectives are:

  • Involve all stakeholders, from industry to end users

  • Remain vendor neutral

  • Promote open and free interfaces

  • Support established standards such as DICOM and IHE

  • Solve problems that a single market participant cannot solve alone


Particular focus will be placed on:

  • Standardization of AI in pathology
    Shape and establish open interfaces for AI applications
    Continuous integration testing of applications and systems
    Connectathons with a focus on AI applications
    Quality assurance, challenges


  • Advocacy for AI in pathology
    Regulatory affairs and reimbursement forums
    Discussions with national/regional associations
    Bundling of national/regional activities


  • AI application landscape
    Application registry for visibility and marketing
    Research and clinical grade applications


  • Data acquisition & exchange
    FAIR data hub
    Curation of data


  • Science and innovation in digital pathology
    Support of partnering between research and industry
    Initiation and funding of research projects


  • Community & education
    Knowledge hub
    Job market
    EMPAIA Academy


EMPAIA International will offer to members

  • Access to the latest AI technology and research in digital pathology: Members will be able to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements and breakthroughs in AI technology and how it can be applied in the field of digital pathology.

  • Networking opportunities: Members will have the opportunity to connect with other professionals and researchers in the field of AI and digital pathology. This allows for collaborations, partnerships, and mentorship opportunities.

  • Education and training: The association offers educational resources and training programs to its members to help them advance their skills and knowledge in AI and digital pathology.

  • Advocacy: The association acts as an advocate for its members and the field of AI in digital pathology, promoting their interests and working to address any challenges or barriers they may face.

  • Access to funding and resources: The association provides members with access to funding opportunities, grants, and other resources that can help them advance their research and development in AI and digital pathology.

  • Professional development: Members benefit from opportunities for professional development, such as attending conferences, workshops, and seminars focused on AI and digital pathology.

EMPAIA International will spin-off of a limited liability company for commercial activities and further development of the components/software developed within EMPAIA as well as the operation of the EMPAIA platform.

EMPAIA International is open to all natural persons, industrial companies as well as societies and associations.

If you are interested in joining EMPAIA International or have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us:

EMPAIA International e. V. 

Schumannstr. 9

10117 Berlin


Contact Person: Nora Enzlberger


Phone: +49 175 958 39 66

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