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Creating impact from science and engineering

Our world-leading measurement solutions are critical to business and government, accelerating research and innovation, improving quality of life and enabling trade. We ensure our cutting-edge measurement science has a positive impact in the real world.


AMPI receives funding for innovation initiative

The Advanced Machinery and Productivity Institute (AMPI), based in Rochdale, has received a funding boost for its 5-year innovation initiative.

Read the AMPI story

Innovation Strategy

There has never been a more important time for Public Sector Research Establishments like NPL to drive, support and enable innovation, CEO Dr Peter Thompson responds to the Innovation Strategy.

Innovation Strategy

Measurement for our planet

As the UK’s National Metrology Institute, NPL is playing a key role in enabling climate action through the delivery of accurate, reliable data that supports climate decision making and enables low carbon innovation.

Measurement for our planet

Analysis for Innovators

Providing cutting-edge R&D expertise to boost productivity and competitiveness in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, and help solve their measurement and analysis challenges.

Analysis for Innovators

Water Rockets

NPL outreach programme, Water Rockets, donates proceeds of event to local charity Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.

Water rockets challenge

Meeting digital challenges

Helping the UK to embrace innovative technologies with confidence.

Digital challenges

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The latest from the NPL press team.

News and press

Excellent science

As the UK's National Measurement Institute, NPL develops and maintains the national primary measurement standards. From new antibiotics to tackle resistance and more effective cancer treatments to unhackable quantum communications and superfast 5G, technological advances must be built on a foundation of reliable measurement to succeed. 

For over a century, we have worked with customers to translate scientific expertise into economic prosperity, skilled employment and improved quality of life. 


National challenges

Using our expertise to help you make a difference to some of the biggest challenges in industry, energy, environment and healthcare.

National challenges

Strategic partners

We have a partnering agreement with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the University of Strathclyde and University of Surrey, enabling us to work more closely with the academic community.

Strategic partners

Impartial and independent

We help save lives, protect the environment and enable citizens to feel safe and secure, as well as supporting international trade and commercial innovation.

As a national laboratory, our advice is always impartial and independent, meaning consumers, investors, policymakers and entrepreneurs can always rely on the work we do.


Be part of something amazing

We recruit energetic and imaginative people who share our values and want to work in an atmosphere of support and collaboration.


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Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success.
Contact our Customer Services team on +44 20 8943 7070