National Physical Laboratory


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As the UK’s National Metrology Institute, our expertise and innovations can provide creative solutions, reduce the need for in-house resources, lower technical risk and can deliver revenue, time and cost savings for businesses across many different industries. Through Innovate UK Analysis for Innovators, National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has collaborated on over 250 projects with businesses from across the UK to help them improve the reliability of their products and services, validate product performance, increase manufacturing rates, access new markets and reduce costs. We work across industries many sectors and enable innovation, from improvements to Photovoltaic devices to more effective cancer treatments, to secure quantum communications and superfast 5G.

Home to over 800 scientists employed across many disciplines, from physicists to biochemists and mathematicians to materials scientists, we push the boundaries of what is possible.


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