You can gain free access to an NPL expert for bespoke, confidential advice on any technical issue NPL can help with. These are a perfect opportunity to scope any new or existing ideas that you may have, discuss their feasibility and the potential of further collaboration with no obligation or commitment.
To book some free time with an expert, please contact the Technology Innovation Fund Manager
NPL can offer an extensive suite of expertise to develop a bespoke and tailored consultancy, designed solely around delivering a solution to any technical challenges your business may face.
NPL will work with you on any technological issue, from anywhere up to 10 days at a set subsidised rate of £400 per day* - giving a saving of anywhere up to 70%.
Please complete the online form below to register your interest; you will be contacted by an NPL member of staff to discuss the proposed project further.
If you wish to discuss your issues with an NPL expert before completing the form, please contact the Technology Innovation Fund Manager
Please note that all applications are treated in the strictest confidence, and if you still wish to apply but are unsure - please contact the Technology Innovation Fund Manager to discuss confidentiality and IP arrangements.
There are three easy steps to follow:
3. Agree the conditions of the work, delivery and timescales, and provide supporting documents**
On project completion a consultancy report and any other specific deliverables will be delivered direct to you.
NPL may contact you after the consultancy to agree any potential joint publicity on your project - this will be subject to your approval.
* There is a set value of £400 per day for SMEs and MSBs
** Please note that all projects will be subject to an internal review
Industry-wide issue, or common problem? Increase the impact of your investment; pool your resources; scope potential solutions; decide on a course of action; deliver and succeed. NPL can help you with all of these - join one of our sector-focused Research Clubs.
Use NPL's Technology Innovation Fund to access NPL's expertise to develop specific solutions, carry out feasibility studies or undertake research activities driven by the group members - all delivered and managed by an NPL sector champion.
No project is too large or small. Does it affect the whole supply chain, or just a specific link? Is it a sector wide issues or a common problem faced by a few companies? Collaboration is the key - pool together with NPL to develop, deliver and gain the decisive edge.
Why work with NPL?
- Bespoke Assistance - Access to an in-built service that enables the outsourcing of work to respected and trusted experts that can be undertaken swiftly and cheaply for a given period of time.
Selected Case Studies
Supporting climate research and a low carbon future: NPL's Technology Innovation Fund, in conjunction with the Centre for Carbon Measurement, is providing financial support for UK SMEs new to NPL, looking to innovate in the low carbon economy.