NPL is helping the UK become a world leader in emerging technologies, such as 5G, quantum devices and graphene, and harness the power of big data for social and economic good. We apply the latest advances in measurement to provide assurance across the entire digital ecosystem, whether in the intelligent and effective use of data, the quality and accuracy of signals, or in the ability of new digital products to achieve what they claim.

Accelerating quantum technologies

Opening new state-of-the-art laboratories to expand our work developing quantum technologies and provide industry with access to world-leading test and validation facilities


Applying precise time to new applications

Providing precise timing services to underpin financial trading and paving the way for advances in navigation, energy networks and communication networks


Ensuring the 5G revolution is a success

Developing and testing new infrastructure, signals and the real-world environmental factors affecting 5G performance


Increasing commercialisation of graphene

Developing standards to increase commercialisation of graphene for miniaturised electronics


Turning data into decisions

Developing standards to aid the commercial exploitation of big data and ensure it can be used to deliver benefit to every aspect of society


Our approach

We’re unlocking new digital opportunities, by testing and validating new technologies, such as quantum devices and 5G, to protect consumers and provide a competitive edge to industry, and transforming the way we collect, connect and comprehend data.

We make your impossible possible

If you have a digital challenge, get in touch with us to find out how we can help make your impossible possible.