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 deliver new tool in the fight against cancer
13-02-24
FLASH radiotherapy is a new form of cancer treatment promising to minimise damage caused to healthy tissue but requiring metrology for its safe use
EMPIR project develops new quantum standard along with guides for its use
08-02-24
EMPIR project develops new amplifier for quantum sensitive applications, helping to revolutionise science
EMPIR project defines new CIE measurand for visual appearance
30-01-24
The new definition supports traceable measurements needed to quantify the optical properties of different materials