Measurement for our planet
Measurement for our planet

M4R has helped more than 400 UK companies accelerate innovation and bring confidence to decision making and investment.
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Measurement for Recovery (M4R)

Building confidence in the future

Helping UK industry to build back better 

The Measurement for Recovery programme has enabled UK companies to accelerate innovation, uncover efficiencies and bring confidence to decision making and investment. The acceleration of science and engineering innovation is vital to boost UK industry, create new jobs and make a real difference to everyday life.

Many of the business supported are working to address key challenges including life sciences, manufacturing, renewable energy and data, contributing to the UK’s position as a science superpower and leadership on global climate action.

A key element of the programme is matching businesses with world leading measurement experts, techniques and facilities to tackle measurement and analysis challenges.

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Measurement for Recovery is helping UK companies

M4R has supported more than 400 business across all regions of the UK. Over 80% of applicants are micro or small companies, many of whom are accessing R&D expertise for the first time.

Companies are saying M4R has provided:

  • Increased confidence in investment decisions
  • Accelerated product development and innovation
  • Improved competitiveness through reduced costs
  • Increased sales in new and existing markets.

Driving revenue, investment and reducing costs

76% of companies said their commercial opportunity has greatly or moderately increased as a result of their M4R project
60% of companies expect to secure more investment for their project from either investment or internal sources
68% of applicants expect to see increased sales in new or existing markets as a result of their M4R project
37% of applicants expect to see reduced costs through decreased production or material costs as a result of the M4R work

What successful applicants are saying about M4R

The Measurement for Recovery support will enable us to access the globally recognised scientific expertise at NPL, helping accelerate our technology development and bring our unique long duration energy storage solution to market to support the ongoing transformation of the energy system as part of the transition to a low carbon future.

Tim von Werne - CEO, RFC Power Ltd

The Measurement for Recovery programme has been hugely beneficial to us as an early-stage organisation where access to this level of support and expertise may not have otherwise been possible.

Lorenzo Conti - CEO, Crover


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To learn more about how our expertise, capabilities and world-class laboratory facilities help companies across the UK, read our case studies below.

Case study

Validating a rapid analysis tool for monoclonal antibodies


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Guaranteeing the performance of ultra-high-vacuum components


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Commercialising self-cleaning face masks to combat COVID-19 waste


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To learn more about our measurement products and services you can view a list of our capabilities.

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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