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300 million euros for European metrology research

Annual Report 2021

The European metrology institutes cooperate closely under the umbrella of EURAMET e. V. (Figure: Shutterstock)

Challenges can be mastered best by joint research and a clustering of competences. On this basis, metrology institutes have been joining forces under the umbrella of EURAMET e.V., the European association of national metrology institutes, for many years. Research programs which are co-financed at the European level have been central to providing aid here. Following approval by the European Parliament and the European Council, the EU will provide 300 million euros for a new metrology research program – the “European Partnership on Metrology” – over the next seven years. And the member states will contribute at least the same amount. EURAMET e.V. is implementing the program and has already launched a call so that selected projects can start as of mid-2022. PTB will be significantly involved in most of the research projects.

One focus will be on developing metrological solutions in the areas of the Green Deal, digitalization and health, ensuring that the competitiveness of European industry is supported. This also includes a first-class measurement infrastructure. We can only be successful if we accompany and safeguard new concepts and innovative products on a metrological basis and if the required standards and regulations will ensure safety and uniformity.