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NPL is the UK's National Metrology Institute, with responsibilities that include developing and maintaining the national primary measurement standards.  NPL is part of the National Measurement System (NMS) which provides the UK with a national measurement infrastructure and delivers the UK Measurement Strategy on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

NPL has recently announced its new Measurement for Recovery (M4R) programme, which is helping UK companies to invest and grow post COVID-19 lockdown.  The M4R programme will run until the end of 2020 and will allow NPL, along with programme partner National Measurement Laboratories, to support UK industry with access to up to 20 days’ advice and specialist science and engineering expertise and facilities, at no charge.  The M4R programme aims to help address measurement or analysis issues that cannot be resolved using standard technologies and techniques.  M4R is helping boost industry resilience and competitiveness by enabling UK companies to work with some of the UK’s top scientists and facilities.  If you are looking for support and you think M4R can help meet your business needs, you can find out more and apply online at the web-site at