July 2021

NML responds to the 2021 UK Innovation Strategy

The National Measurement Laboratory (NML), hosted at LGC, welcomes the publication of the UK government’s Innovation Strategy, with its ongoing commitment to increased investment in R&D and commitment to work with the entire ecosystem to address the challenges of the future.

We particularly welcome the recognition of the world-leading status of the UKs Public Sector Research Establishments (PSREs) and other publicly funded research institutes such as ours and the increased role these will play in catalysing and supporting innovations with significant local economic and societal impacts. We are pleased to note the recognition of the roles measurement and standards have to play in providing the UK with the infrastructure that it needs to innovate.

We will continue to work with government through our national roles to support implementation of the Strategy.