Image-based diagnostics have recently made great progress through the use of artificial intelligence (AI) methods. EMPAIA aims to enable doctors to use validated and certified AI solutions routinely. To this end, the project is establishing a diagnostic ecosystem using the example of pathology. The cornerstone is a platform on which AI algorithms are further developed and validated. AI services for diagnostics and research are offered, their certification is facilitated by clear legal framework conditions and the orchestration of developers, reference institutes and certifiers. The use of AI is also promoted by removing regulatory, legal, technical and organizational hurdles. The Academy offers half-day advanced training events for skill development.