The COVID-19 pandemic spurred NPL on to be innovative and creative so that we could support the national effort on, and play a leading role in, providing confidence in solutions to new measurement problems. We performed tests to help verify and validate performance of materials, instruments, and sensors and used our state-of-the-art machines, tools and 3D printing capability to make prototypes and new products.
Our work on Technology and Measurement Foresighting has ensured we were prepared and able to cope with changing priorities and embrace new ways of working. Measurement science is essential for the development and assessment of evidence-based policy, which is vital in these uncertain times.
Find out more about NPL's COVID-19 response.