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NPL’s Measurement for Business programme expands

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20 days access to world-leading expertise available for companies developing technology, materials or packaging for semiconductors.

Measurement for Business (M4B) allows innovative UK SMEs to access up to 20 days specialist measurement science and engineering expertise at no charge.

It is now open to companies developing technology in compound semiconductors, emerging new semiconductor materials and advanced packaging who need help with characterisation, process control, quality and performance assessment.

This phase of M4B will focus on two areas that are important for the UK economy:

  • Companies developing semiconductor technology
  • All SMEs within the Greater Manchester and Yorkshire region

Our scientists work at the heart of the international semiconductor industry to ensure that the UK’s needs are met by International Standards as they are developed. The role of NPL in leading the development of pre-standards research globally provides early access to best practice for UK industry and helps accelerate trust in international supply chains. By supporting companies leading semiconductor research, we are ensuring the UK remains at the forefront of the technology’s development.

With a high concentration of industrial activity with companies working across high value sectors including advanced manufacturing, life sciences and aerospace, the programme is also open to all SMEs across Greater Manchester and Yorkshire. This will strengthen our existing commitments and work in this region, including the Advanced Machinery and Productivity Institute in Rochdale and NPL’s presence at the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre in Huddersfield.

If you are a business in a different sector and you are interested in applying for the programme in the future you can register your interest here

Alternatively if you are a business outside the current eligibility of M4B please consider the Innovate UK Analysis for Innovators programme

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