National Physical Laboratory (NPL) are accelerating UK tech development


NPL are connecting with Liverpool City Region based businesses and are working with industry to get new products and services to market faster and provide confidence in decision making.


From delivering new measurement skills that drive manufacturing productivity, to developing novel medical treatments, NPL work with industry partners to get new products and services to market faster and provide confidence in decision making.

NPL is looking to connect with with Liverpool City Region based businesses, to provide cutting-edge measurement science, engineering and technology solutions. Whether you need advice, analysis of your products or need to train your workforce, the NPL team is on hand to tailor a solution.

Who are NPL?

NPL are the UK’s National Metrology Institute and world-leading centre of excellence for measurement science and engineering. Their capabilities support research and development, subsequently supporting UK industry and innovation.

Why engage with NPL?

  • Access to world leading experts and facilities in over 30 science areas
  • Independence and impartiality
  • Expertise in standards development to support the translation of new technology into viable products
  • Ideally positioned to bridge the gap between academic research and business practice

Who can benefit most?

NPL supports SMEs that are looking for solutions to highly technical problems in high value areas of Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Healthcare, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing, Energy Transition, Electronics and IT.

NPL Products and Services

Tech start-ups can access a wide range of measurement services through NPL, including calibration, testing and evaluation. Examples include:

–        3D medical imaging
–        Battery testing
–        Bio affinity measurements
–        Composites mechanical testing
–        Fuel cell and electrolyser testing
–        Medical ultrasound development
–        Optical bioimaging
–        Surface engineering of coatings
–        Hydrophone calibration
–        and many more

Get in touch

If you would like support with technology transition from early development to market applications, or would like to discuss any measurement challenges you are currently facing, please visit the NPL website here, or contact their Customer Services Team:
– Phone: +44 20 8943 7070
– Email: measurement_services@npl.co.uk