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The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) initiated the competition "Artificial Intelligence as a Driver for Economically Relevant Ecosystems" (AI Innovation Competition) at the beginning of 2019 to advance the government's Artificial Intelligence strategy.

Out of 130 submissions, 35 projects were selected, including EMPAIA, which consists of partners such as Charité (Institute for Pathology), Fraunhofer MEVIS, TU Berlin (DAI-Labor), vitagroup AG, and QuIP (Quality Assurance Initiative Pathology GmbH).

During the project phase, EMPAIA succeeded in attracting numerous partners from clinical-diagnostic institutions, associations, and industry.

The EMPAIA consortium collaborated with partners from the industrial sector as follows:

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