The Quantum Metrology Institute

The Quantum Metrology Institute (QMI) brings together all of NPL's leading-edge quantum science and metrology research and provides the expertise and facilities needed for academia and industry to test, validate, and ultimately commercialise new quantum research and technologies.

NPL participates in the UK National Quantum Technologies (UKNQT) Programme and provides the measurement expertise and facilities needed to underpin the National Quantum Technologies Programme, in which the government has invested £270m.

By bringing together industry engineers, academic researchers, and NPL scientists in a highly collaborative environment, the QMI plays a key role in the creation of a UK industry based on quantum technologies.

Quantum phenomena are set to change the world around us. The QMI at NPL will be a leading centre for quantum metrology in Europe, collaborating with academic partners, government and industry to advance scientific discovery in quantum physics and materials. We deliver world-class research based on quantum phenomena for future generation SI standards and enable the translation of quantum technologies and materials into practical applications, accelerating the commercialisation of new products based on quantum systems.

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