EMPHASIS is a EU-funded project for detection of production of explosives. The work is carried out by nine project partners and is coordinated FOI, the Swedish Defence Research Agency.

Explosive Material Production Hidden Agile Search and Intelligence System

The objective of the EMPHASIS project is to test a system concept for detecting ongoing illicit production of explosives and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in urban areas.

Project goal

The goal of the EMPHASIS project is to test a system concept for the surveillance tool of tomorrow for detection and localisation of illicit bomb factories in urban areas.


EMPHASIS has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement No. 241858.

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Hans Önnerud

Scientist, project manager

+46 8 555 040 58

FOI, Swedish Defence Research Agency 
Department of Energetic Materials
Grindsjön Research Centre
SE-147 25 Tumba


Dr. Hans Önnerud
Tel : +46 8 5550 4058
Mobile: +46 709 277 386
Fax : +46 8 5550 3949


Website: http://www.emphasis-fp7.eu