Measurement for our planet
Measurement for our planet

M4R has helped more than 400 UK companies accelerate innovation and bring confidence to decision making and investment.
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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.


Measurement for Recovery (M4R)

M4R has helped more than 400 UK companies accelerate innovation and bring confidence to decision making and investment.

Please note, M4R closes on the 30th September, please register your application as soon as possible.

How can we help you?

NPLTime ®

Builders of the first caesium atomic clock, keepers of the UK’s time and providers of time over optical fibre.

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AMPI launches first innovation programme

The MATADOR conference sees the launch of the innovation initiative of the Advanced Machinery and Productivity Institute (AMPI) led by NPL.


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

TRUTHS satellite calibration mission

Earth Observation is a vital part of our research in tackling climate change. TRUTHS will help to improve confidence in data gathered from space.


Measurement for Quantum

Providing measurement solutions to build confidence, drive innovation and enable efficiency in UK companies to help their recovery and growth.

Measurement for quantum

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.


Work with us

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