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Focus on energy, advanced manufacturing, digital innovation and life sciences

Helping businesses prosper and progress through access to our world-leading expertise

NPL Scotland, based at the University of Strathclyde, develops ongoing relationships with companies across Scotland. We help address measurement challenges for smart grids, continuous manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and advanced manufacturing. 

We are a local access point to all NPL capabilities and offer continuous access to a reliable source of experts and affordable inspection skills, at a time when customers are having increased difficulty in retaining high calibre metrology and inspection staff of their own.

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Our expertise

NPL has services which are directly relevant to this region. We can help companies make better measurements, characterise materials and support new technologies.  The services that are most widely used are:

Our research

NPL is carrying out research which is directly relevant to this region. We can help companies make better measurements, characterise new and existing materials and support new technologies.

The Postgraduate Institute

We are home to the UK Centre for Postgraduate Training in Measurement Science, which aims to bolster students’ future employability and skills, and nurture the world-class researchers of tomorrow.

Postgraduate Institute for Measurement Science

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Can we help you?

NPL's expertise covers many industries and technologies. To see the complete range of services and research follow the links.

If you're still not sure if we can help, please contact us.

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National Physical Laboratory
University of Strathclyde
Technology and Innovation Centre
G1 1RD

Public transport

Buses: Buchanan Bus Station is a short walk away.

Trains: Nearby Queen Street and Central stations provide services throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK.