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NTC

Providing a resilient time infrastructure

The National Timing Centre programme (NTC) led by NPL, has started to develop the UK's first nationally distributed time infrastructure.

As the UK’s timing authority, it enables the UK to move away from reliance on GNSS and deliver resilient UK time and frequency.

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Let us help you innovate

The National Timing Centre programme (NTC) is providing combinations of traceable timing signals and laboratory space for industry R&D, testing and validation of products and applications.

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NTC supporting research and industry ecosystems for development of new products and services

The National Timing Centre programme (NTC) has announced three new innovation nodes. Each node will provide a combination of traceable timing signals and laboratory space for industry R&D, testing and validation of products and applications.

Read the announcement.

Innovation nodes
 

Introduction to Time and Frequency Measurement

New free one day NPL training e-learning course

A starting point for further technical training and career development in science or industry sectors that rely on precision timing.

Course
 

NTC and Innovate UK competition round one winners

Supporting and enabling business-led innovation in UK based resilient time, frequency and synchronisation.

Second round now open

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NTC in the news

Learn how the National Timing Centre programme (NTC) will not only improve the UKs time infrastructure but will develop skills in the field of time and frequency and foster innovation and enterprise for industry.

NTC in the news

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