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NPL and UKRI investment for innovation in time resilience, dissemination and application.
Funding of up to £4.7 million available through joint initiative, call for applications now open.

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.


Discover Platinum:
primary school assembly

Join us on Wednesday 25th May to learn all about Platinum and how it is used in measurement science.

Discover Platinum:
school assembly

World Metrology Day

This year’s theme was Metrology in the digital era. Find out how we are addressing one of the most important trends in society today.

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Composites standards certification

Do you wish to deepen your knowledge in how standards are developed and used to measure the performance of composite materials and structures? Just one of the many courses available from NPL.

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Water Rocket Challenge

On 21 June, hundreds of people of all ages will battle it out to become our water rocket champion. Find out how you can take part.

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Funding available for innovation in time resilience, dissemination and application

Up to £4.7m available through joint NPL and UKRI initiative, call for applications now open.

Find out more

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The latest from the NPL press team.

News and press

Excellent science

As the UK's National Metrology 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.


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