The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) partnered with Innovate UK to launch a new programme, Analysis for Innovators, designed to help companies of all sizes get access to National Measurement System facilities and experts to assist with their business problems.
In a blogpost for Innovate UK, NPL's Fiona Auty explains how this scheme is successfully providing access to measurement technology facilities and supporting companies with intractable productivity or product performance problems.
Using a novel application process, with companies only having to supply the problem and capture it in a two-minute video, it was compelling to hear how companies had tried to resolve their issues and the barriers these problems were creating in taking an idea forward.
The problems spanned widely disparate technologies and sectors, and the blogpost highlights how the National Measurement System laboratories are helping companies like Evolution-X Ltd and AgPlus Diagnostics Ltd.
Through the Analysis for Innovators programme, NPL alone had technical discussions with more than 40 companies and ended up in collaborative projects with 24 of these companies.
So if you have a measurement or productivity problem, get in contact and chances are there is someone working in one of the national laboratories who will be able to assist.
Learn more about the Analysis for Innovators winning projects
Read the Innovate UK blogpost: Measurement technology is a bit of an unsung hero