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Industrial innovations have significantly changed the world, from the introduction of steam engines, then mass production, and more recently through automation based on electronics and information technologies.
Now the merging of physical, digital, and biological technologies has great potential to generate new innovations, boost economic growth, create jobs, and address global challenges such as providing quality healthcare for all and climate change.
For successful industrial innovation, measurement science must play its part by underpinning implementation of new production techniques and providing SI traceability for product quality assessments based on novel analytical techniques.
The industry projects funded under the EURAMET research programmes, EMRP and EMPIR, have brought together research groups from metrology institutes, academia and industry to work collaboratively. Europe is home to world leading metrology capabilities. These are concentrated in its National Metrology Institutes and Designated Institutes, where knowledge and facilities across the measurement spectrum underpin all aspects of industry and society.Measurement research has developed methods and techniques to support innovation in manufacturing, improved product quality and increased productivity across diverse industrial sectors. Research projects are focused on next generation ICT, light technology innovation for factory environments and improving the measurement infrastructure needed for ensuring product quality and regulatory compliance. Highlights are available here.
Industry impact report
This report outlines the key technical achievements and early impacts of the first group of projects completed under the EMRP Industry theme. The report explores the new measurement capabilities developed as a result of the collaborations within the Industry projects.
Industrial innovation report
This report outlines the key technical achievements and early impacts of the second group of projects completed under the EMRP industrial innovation theme. The report explores the new measurement capabilities developed to support innovation in manufacturing, improved quality and increased productivity across diverse industrial sectors.