We push the boundaries of what is possible
Excellent science is at the heart of NPL's activities – driving innovation, supporting industry and improving quality of life, both for the UK and internationally. We maintain a wide portfolio of internationally-visible research programmes that advance measurement science, underpin the SI system of measurement units and support cross-disciplinary technologies.
We deliver solutions with the potential to provide major social and economic benefits across advanced manufacturing, digital, energy and environment, and life sciences and health. Our research knowledge on metrology and measurement allows technological innovation and forges a stronger link between laboratory and market.
Science quality at NPL is monitored internally by our Research Director; Heads of Science, Engineering and Metrology; and key scientists; and externally via our Science and Technology Advisory Council. We regularly produce independent and international reviews of our science and engineering capability, quality and impact. As a national laboratory, our advice is always impartial and independent, meaning consumers, investors, policymakers and entrepreneurs can be confident in our research and advice.