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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.

 

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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

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.

 

20% off our e-learning courses

Book your General Measurement, Dimensional Measurement and Specialist Measurement training courses before 31st December.

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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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London Live

From air quality and cancer treatment to robots and driver-less cars, the technology is exciting, dynamic and fascinating.  London Live visited NPL to see some of our activities and understand how important measurement is.

London Live

Fugitive emissions

NPL offers a complete solution for monitoring your fugitive emissions. Our controlled release testing facility independently validates instrument accuracy, ensures national traceability and improves performance.

Fugitive emissions

  • Return of Quantum Shorts competition
    Return of Quantum Shorts competition 12 December 2019 NPL is delighted to announce a new call for entries to the Quantum Shorts flash fiction competition.
  • New NPL Fellow
    New NPL Fellow 27 November 2019 Professor Paul Brewer has been appointed an NPL Fellow in the field of Chemical Metrology
  • NPL wins award
    NPL wins award 07 November 2019 NPL and Lightpoint Medical win The Engineer: Collaborate to Innovate Award
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  • Conference on Applied Radiation Metrology (CARM 2020)

    14 Jan - 16 Jan

    CARM is the latest in a series of annual three-day conferences run by NPL for the nuclear metrology community, bringing together expertise from areas as diverse as the nuclear industry, detector manufacturers, radioanalytical laboratories and academia.

  • GTMA & NPL Metrology sector meeting

    14 Jan

    Additive Manufacturing (AM) is increasing in popularity; the market for products and services is forecast to grow at around 30% per year. This is helping to foster new commercial opportunities, enhance awareness and build UK capability and capacity in AM.

  • European energy gases workshop

    22 Jan

    Bringing together European experts from industry, academia, government, and from across the measurement community to discuss and prioritise the technical challenges presented by current and future energy gases, and the role that measurement could play in addressing them. This workshop is run by the European Metrology Network (EMN) for Energy Gases, which with a broader remit than traditional metrology, aims to become the central nucleus to cover all of the measurement needs raised by the diversification of energy sources and thereby to facilitate the energy transition with respect to quality, efficiency, safety and trade aspects.

We're looking for fantastic, talented people like you, to join us in a number of science and business roles, to help us deliver our world-leading science, technology and engineering, and make a real impact in the UK.

Current vacancies

We're looking for fantastic, talented people like you, to join us in a number of science and business roles, to help us deliver our world-leading science, technology and engineering, and make a real impact in the UK.

Current vacancies

Case study

Simulating radiation therapy using virtual reality to create a safe environment for training clinicians

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Combining complex data sets to improve our understanding of dental wear

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Developing standardised MRI phantoms to aid quantitative image comparison clinical trials

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Case study

Improving confidence in pre-clinical evaluation of new intra-operative cancer detection technologies

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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. This strategic partnership is enabling us to work more closely with the academic community and is the basis of our Postgraduate Institute, which is creating the next generation of world-class measurement scientists.

Strategic partners

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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.
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