Measurement for Recovery – New programme to help boost competitiveness and resilience of UK industry, led by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).

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 Measurement for Recovery 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.

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 is currently working with regulatory and other stakeholder groups in the CAV sector with a focus on providing scientific and measurement capabilities for application into CAV development, testing and safety assurance. Just one example of the challenges that NPL is helping to address, is its work on behalf of CCAV to develop standardised metrics and methodologies for characterising sensor performance in different weather-related conditions. Including the ability to assess performance outside the design envelope. 

The Measurement for Recovery programme aims to help address measurement or analysis issues that cannot be resolved using standard technologies and techniques. Helping to 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, find out more and apply online here.

*Led by NPL, the Measurement for Recovery programme enables participants to access the specialist expertise across the UK National Measurement Laboratories – LGC, NIBSC, TUV-NEL, NGML.