Helping the UK become a world leader in emerging technologies
Digital technologies permeate modern life, affecting everything from the way we work and travel, to the way we live and play. The blending of the real and digital worlds presents significant opportunities for increasing economic growth and wellbeing, whilst helping to address global challenges of productivity, population size, scarcer resources and climate change.
Measurement and standards are key to an effective digital infrastructure, providing confidence that will accelerate societal engagement with all things digital. The cornerstone of the NPL's digital sector strategy is therefore to embed measurement into processes using digital and data science, delivering confidence in the intelligent and effective use of data and emerging technologies.
NPL is helping the UK become a world leader in emerging technologies, such as 5G, network technologies, quantum devices and graphene, and harness the power of big data and future communications for social and economic good. Working with our partners across the UK, we apply the latest advances in measurement science to provide assurance across the entire digital ecosystem, whether in the intelligent and effective use of data, the quality and accuracy of signals, or in the ability of new digital products to achieve what they claim.