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European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR)

The European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) coordinates research projects to address grand challenges, while supporting and developing the SI system of measurement units. There is an increased focus within EMPIR on innovation activities to target the needs of industry and accelerate the uptake of research outputs. The programmes capacity-building projects aim to bridge the gap between EU member states with emerging measurement systems and those with more developed capabilities.

The EMPIR programme enables European metrology institutes, industrial and medical organisations, and academia to collaborate on a wide variety of joint research projects within specified fields: industry, energy, environment, health, SI Fundamental, Normative, Research Potential, and Support for Networks and Support for Impact projects. Annual EMPIR research calls between 2014 and 2020 are supported by 600 M€ of European Union funding enable project research for a maximum of 3 years (5 years for Support for Networks).

EMPIR builds on the successful European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP), which has now been completed, and is followed by the European Partnership on Metrology.

To take part in EMPIR, please visit the EMPIR Participant Portal to:

  • see the current plan for calls in EMPIR
  • submit ideas for metrology research in response to a Stage 1 Call
  • submit project proposals in response to a Stage 2 or SIP Call
  • register as an expert to help EURAMET evaluate proposals
  • read guides to the call, evaluation, negotiation and reporting processes

Contact us

For questions about EURAMET's Research & Innovation programmes, please contact our Management and Support Unit:

Phone: +44 20 8943 6666
E-mail: empir.msu@euramet.org

EMPIR News

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EMPIR project helps to narrow the search in the hunt for ‘dark matter’
14-05-24
Around 85% of the universe’s matter is ‘invisible’ and can only be detected by its gravitational effect
New Climatological Reference Station transmitting high quality data set up by EMPIR project
08-05-24
Developing reference stations to determine the extent of environmental bias in climate monitoring data
EMPIR project achieves the best optical resolution using twin-photon beams
30-04-24
For 500 years optical resolution has been limited by physical constraints. An EMPIR project has now pushed this towards the ultimate quantum limit