Future operation of the National Physical Laboratory - Update
Following the announcement of the decision by the Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts, to change the operational model of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) at the end of the current contract, four organisations have been selected to lead the formation of Bidding Groups to form a new partnership.
These organisations are:
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Southampton
- University of Strathclyde
- University of Surrey
Discussions are ongoing to further refine the process to develop proposals and more information will be issued about the process in early 2014.
This is a unique opportunity to build an exciting new partnership for the future of NPL.
Further information can be found on the website of the National Measurement Office.
As in the Minister's original statement, the new partnership will be committed to growing our science, its impact and our third party work, with the additional aspiration of further developing the site as a vibrant science, technology and innovation campus with a focus on measurement science for industry.
We remain committed to all our partnerships and customers and look forward to continuing to grow our business both scientifically and commercially.