Many Universities with a Biology/Plant science/ Agriculture focus are interested to develop a core digital phenotyping facility a shared resource/ service facility.
Designing such a phenotyping core facility can be an huge challenge with high stakes for the organization and people involved.
Internally it requires thorough interaction with all different stakeholders to identify their needs and translate these into fitting technical solutions within the project constraints and compliance structures.
Technically It often entails a building, controlled environments, phenotyping sensors, automation IT infrastructure. It can be difficult to navigate these technical challenges.
Commercially there are often strict compliance structures which limit the interactions with vendors, and dictate that tender requirements should be objective the ensure a level playing field.