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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.


Supporting the future of healthcare

We are shaping the future of personalised medicine, new treatments and earlier diagnosis.

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Major Programmes

We lead and collaborate on many large-scale research programmes. Find out how they are delivering real-world impact.

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Electronics Reliability webinar: 12th July

Learn about our latest projects, our vision for the next three years, and how you can influence our future research priorities.

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Visit us at the Advanced Materials Show 29th to 30th June

We help industry with the design and manufacture of advanced materials, applying new measurement methods, protocols, test procedures and standards.

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Resilient time for the future

Watch our new animation and learn how the National Timing Centre (NTC) can help business innovate. Get in touch today.

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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.
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