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NPL and UKRI investment for innovation in time resilience, dissemination and application.
Funding of up to £4.7 million available through joint initiative, call for applications now open.

What we do

We translate scientific discoveries into economic prosperity, skilled employment and improved quality of life

Helping industry, research organisations and government achieve more

As the UK's National Measurement Institute, we are responsible for making sure that all measurements made in the UK can be traced back to agreed standards, ensuring consistency and reliability.

Accurate measurements are important in so many fields. Research in science, engineering and technology supports scientific and commercial innovation, international trade, environmental protection and health and wellbeing. Our work translates into better quality of life, new and improved products and processes and commercial competitive advantage.

Our research

We deliver world-class research in areas with the potential to provide major social and economic benefits: Advanced Manufacturing, Digital, Energy and Environment and Life Sciences and Health

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Operate, improve, transform

Our experienced consultants and project managers draw upon a combination of industry know-how and world-leading scientific discovery to look at the world in a unique way. 

Applying our measurement expertise, we deliver many different types of products and services, such as consultancy and training, as well as world-class facilities, that focus on operations improvement that can ultimately help you transform the way you do things. We solve problems and help aid innovation by bringing ideas to life.

We set the standards for meaurement training and encourage learners to make a difference. The breadth of our training touches the research community, industry and anyone wishing to make a difference in the world today. 

Our work makes a difference to some of the biggest national challenges, from healthcare to trading

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Who we work with

As the UK's National Measurement Institute, we work closely with industry, the research  community and government organisations. We represent the UK in many international networks, and on a number of international committees, organisations and arrangements.

Worldwide measurement at the highest level operates through a well-established network of National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) and Designated Institutes (DIs).


We currently collaborate with 75 universities, 45 of which are in the UK, lead 30 pan-European research projects and are a partner in many more

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Delivering impact across the UK

We bring together hundreds of world-leading scientists, engineers and technicians at locations across the UK, to respond to local needs, as well as national and international challenges.

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