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Measurement for Recovery

Measurement for Recovery

Building confidence in the future

An NPL-led programme to help boost competitiveness and resilience

NPL is committed to supporting UK industry in its recovery by making available our measurement and consultancy services to companies, free of charge.

This is just one of the many ways that NPL is supporting the national effort and responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

What is the programme?

The programme can help solve analysis or measurement issues that cannot be resolved using standard technologies and techniques. Our aim is to help boost resilience and competitiveness by bringing the UK’s top scientists and facilities together with companies, to address problems in innovative ways.

What can our measurement and consultancy services do for your company?

  • Provide measurement and analysis expertise
  • Investigate the feasibility of concepts and validate products and processes
  • Help cost reduction or improve productivity
  • Increase product reliability and mitigate in-service costs
  • Offer advice on standards and regulatory needs

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • A UK company registered at Companies House
  • Within your de minimis allocation (less than 200,000 euros of government funding over a three-year period)


  • Companies who fit the criteria can apply online using our online form. We will aim to respond to you within 2 working days.
    This programme does not pay for standard measurement and test services available in the marketplace.

    Apply here

    What we offer

    • Access to NPL scientific experts and its lab facilities
    • A maximum provision of 20 days consultancy per project – this is paying for the expert’s time and facilities and not a financial grant to the company
    • Analysis, results and reports completed within the 20 allocated days are provided free of charge
    • The programme is open for 9 months from 6th July 2020 to 6th March 2021

    Working with NPL gave us access to the latest chemical analysis technology which allowed us to solve a problem well beyond our capabilities and identify a solution. This overcame a major roadblock to manufacturing the final product on a commercial scale.

    Tim Dwyer - Research and Development Director at AgPlus Diagnostics

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    Work with us

    Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success.
    Contact our Customer Services team on +44 20 8943 7070