As a public laboratory and the UK’s National Metrology Institute, NPL leads and participates in a number of government funded projects. From running the National Timing Centre to supporting UK businesses to innovate in our A4I programme, we use leading measurement science and expertise to create impact throughout the nation.
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"As a government, we know we must do everything we can to make the UK the most attractive place to come and start a tech business, to undertake new research directions, and to test and develop new technologies. That means having a dynamic, fit-for-purpose regulatory environment – an environment that enables new technologies to develop faster, to be tested at pace, and implemented and adopted in new and exciting ways. This isn’t just about removing the hurdles created by out-of-date rules and regulations. It’s about creating new standards and frameworks that provide confidence to investors and customers".
Chris Skidmore, Minister for Universities, Science, Research & Innovation discussed the importance of standards and regulation for new technology in his speech at the Tech UK Conference 8 October 2019. Read full speech