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Advanced Manufacturing
Digital 20%
Energy, Environment and Security
Life Science and Health
Cross Sector Activity
Balance of Investment
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is responsible for the £65 million investment in the NMS. The investment is reviewed annually and the sector split in 2017/18 is shown left to show how the funds are typically split.
Below: The science themes within the sectors showing some of the areas where the money goes.
Flow metrology
Mass Metrology
Thermometry, Humidity and Moisture Materials Metrology in Support of Advanced Manufacturing
Metrology for Electronic and Magnetic Materials and Sensors
Metrology for Advanced Coatings and Formulated Products
Data Science
Electromagnetic Measurement and
 Advanced Manufacturing
Quantum Metrology
Time and Quantum Frequency Standards
Energy, Environment and Security
Earth Observation, Climate & Optical Radiation Metrology
Gas and Particle Metrology
Emissions and Atmospheric Metrology Nuclear Metrology and Radiochemistry Transportable Mass Spectrometry Chemical Environment Metrology
Life Science and Health
Mass Spectrometry Imaging
Medical Radiation Physics
Nuclear Metrology and Radiochemistry Metrology for Disease Diagnostics and Bio- pharmaceuticals
Metrology for Advanced Therapeutics
Food Safety and Authenticity
Metrology for High Accuracy Chemical Analysis
Cross Sector Activity
Analysis for Innovators programme (in part- nership with Innovate UK)
Knowledge transfer activities
Product Verification Programme (PVP)
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review, and build networks across the UK measurement capability
• maintain the UK's core measurement capability by using effective delivery chan- nels such as access to facilities, test and calibration services, and training
• develop opportunities for joint research funding in areas of national importance and need.
Ensuring good policy, standards and regulation
Standards are at the heart of evidence- based policy and regulation, and technical standards define markets and underpin the development of new technologies. Simplifying or reducing regulatory burden on trade, and improvements in its development and implementation, will help position the UK competitively.
Between 2017-2020 the NMS will:
• identify measurement needs to support development of new technical standards - including biotechnology, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and multiphase flow, graphene and quantum technologies. These will give
UK technology a competitive advantage and enhance UK market leadership
• provide consumer confidence through 'sound science policy advice' across gov- ernment and related organisations based on trusted measurement science, data and information. This will enable more robust evidence-based policy decision-making
• bring together the legal and scientific metrology communities to align the meas- urement infrastructure with the standards and regulatory community for a more busi- ness-friendly approach
• promote the importance of quality, accred- itation and technical standards to improve the competitiveness of UK industry. This includes to promote the adoption of UK technology by providing leadership of the Quality Infrastructure (QI) initiative in partnership with national measurement laboratories, British Standards Institute (BSI) and UKAS.
Connecting with end users
The NMS is driven by understanding the requirements of end-users and ensuring ever-increasing access to its measurement knowledge, products and services. To do
this it has created a range of channels for users to engage with the NMS.
The vision is to increase the depth and breadth of relationships with end-users to better capture user needs, increasing impact and future-proofing the NMS.
Between 2017 and 2020 the NMS will:
• expand the products and services offered by the NMS, such as good practice guides and access to direct advice and support to business
• focus on delivery at the user point of need to improve accessibility to measurement services by creating regional measurement hubs, in partnership with local academic, clinical, industrial and enterprise partners. The hubs will be measurement centres of excellence, and raise awareness of meas- urement products and services and best measurement practice through workshops and other events targeted at specific local end user communities
• partner with organisations such as UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to broad- en the reach of the NMS and also bring measurement knowledge into new

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