Innovation conferences, seminars and workshops

As a leading centre of innovation, the National Physical Laboratory work closely with the research community, businesses and other scientific institutions to develop and deliver meetings, workshops and conferences.

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National Physical Laboratory

National Physical Laboratory aims to create vibrant communities and learning opportunities for scientists, partner organisations and industry across the UK and in our regions – creating a hub for networking and developing valuable long-term relationships.

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Upcoming events:

Next generation machinery: AMPI – a new initiative

When? Tuesday 9 November 2021 at 3:30pm
Event description: Hear from industrialists, academics and researchers involved in the Advanced Machinery and Productivity Institute (AMPI) about the aims and objectives of this innovative programme. Speakers will share their ambitions to grow the UK machine, robotics and automation manufacturing sector to create skilled jobs and bring income to the UK economy. You will also hear about how you can engage with AMPI and perhaps be part of groundbreaking research in advanced manufacturing.

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Measurements for Cycling

When? Tuesday 23 November 2021 at 3:30pm
Event description: NPL supports a very broad range of industries, one of which is cycling and the manufacture of bicycles. This event will present case studies about how better measurement has been able to help in improving products and the performance of these cycling related products.

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Measurement for our planet


When? Tuesday 7 December 2021 at 3:30pm
Event description: Hear about the Measurement for our planet programme which will shine a spotlight on work in delivering solutions for climate science, emissions measurements and showcase how we are supporting the innovation that will drive the decarbonisation of power, heat, manufacturing, agriculture and transport.

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Future supply chain

When? Tuesday 25 January 2022 at 3:30pm
Event description: What will Primes and higher tier suppliers in the manufacturing supply chain demand in the future and how do we meet these demands? Hear from speakers about reshoring and developing the supply chain with case studies on how organisations have been successful.

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