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Into the Future with Metrology

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Das wegweisende „Innovationszentrum für Systemische Metrologie“ schafft die Grundlagen für „Messtechnik 4.0“ in der (Mess-)Daten-basierten digitalisierten Welt. Als agiler Katalysator arbeitet das Zentrum eng mit Industrie, Standardisierung und Regelsetzung zusammen. Es hilft, Innovationszyklen für die Mobilität und die Stadt der Zukunft oder personalisierte Medizin zu verkürzen und Qualität „Made in Germany“ in die Zukunft zu führen.

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With the energy transition, Germany has set itself the goal of creating – within a few decades – a fundamentally new, sustainable, decentralized energy system with hardly any CO2 emissions. The change to this new system is one of the biggest challenges of our society. PTB, as the national metrology institute of Germany, wants to support all stakeholders – from the fields of industry and politics to consumers – in this endeavor.

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When large amounts of money are invested in the research of small things, it is because our leaders firmly believe that our society and economic future can be shaped this way. These “small things” mean the objects and phenomena of the quantum world. Science is increasingly succeeding in taking control of this world.

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Medical measurements have a long tradition at PTB, but they have an even greater future as the development towards quantitative and individualized medicine represents a great challenge for metrology. The measurements have to be accurate and reliable, and they have to create confidence. This is where PTB has its core competence. PTB ensures the traceability of many important measurement procedures required, for example, by the EU's In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive, but also by the German Medical Devices Act. With its measurement capabilities, PTB is the world leader in this field.

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In households, trade and industry, new opportunities are being created everywhere by digital data. This transformation is a major challenge to the sophisticated system of quality infrastructure. In order to be able to continue to guarantee the safety of (and confidence in) measured values, PTB has compiled all the necessary tools under the umbrella of a comprehensive digitalization strategy

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When it comes to climate and the environment, in many cases, the eleventh hour is already upon us. But to make reliable statements about climate change, quantitative, accurate and reliable measurements are needed – and this in a highly complex system with a very large number of relevant physical and chemical measurement parameters. 

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