Metrology research ensures the international measurement systems are fit for the future, as well as supporting the introduction of innovative products and services through the accurate validation of new technologies. In providing accurate and traceable measurement, that is both reliable and robust, metrology research also underpins trade. Projects have brought together world-class measurement expertise that strengthen Europe’s position at the forefront of innovation and contribute to our economic prosperity.
Case studies from EMRP and EMPIR projects have demonstrated their economic impact, in terms of actual and projected sales of innovative products influenced by the programmes, of 1,627 million Euro. Of this figure, early adopters of research results, including the instrumentation and accredited laboratory sector, estimate that 340 million Euro is directly attributable to the programme.