August 2020

Measurement for Recovery (M4R) launched to boost UK innovation

Launched this month, Measurement for Recovery (M4R) is a new programme involving the National Measurement Laboratory (NML) at LGC to support UK industry in its recovery from coronavirus (COVID-19).

The role of measurement science is vital in getting the UK ‘back to business’. The NML is one of the partners in this programme that will provide access to cutting-edge R&D, expertise and facilities to help solve analysis or measurement problems that can’t be resolved using standard technologies and techniques.

Dr Julian Braybrook, Director of Measurement and UK Government Chemist, said: “We have a long history of using our measurement expertise to support the UK in times of crises. We are proud to be part of this new programme that address industry challenges in innovative ways, helping businesses at this challenging time and supporting innovation, boosting productivity and increasing resilience and competitiveness."

M4R will run until the end of 2020 and will enable businesses to have access to the world-leading chemical and bio-measurement expertise and capabilities at the NML. Through M4R, our scientists will be able to provide advice to businesses to help address and understand new standards and regulations, validate products and processes and support new products and services which directly help the national response to COVID-19.

The aim of the Measurement for Recovery programme is to help boost productivity and competitiveness in UK industry, unleashing innovation and making the UK a great place to work and do business.

The combined expertise of the measurement partners, NPL, NEL, NGML and NIBSC, alongside the NML, offers industry access to some of the most advanced facilities, techniques and technologies available in the world and will allow companies to be matched to the best scientists and facilities to solve analysis or measurement problems.