The future of NPL

29 November 2012

NPL plaque
Courtesy of NPL

Commenting on Science Minister David Willetts’ announcement of 27 November on the future of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), IOP President Professor Sir Peter Knight said: “NPL is a national asset for the UK, with an outstanding team of expert staff and unique experimental facilities.  I welcome the government’s recognition of the vital role that NPL plays in the national economy through setting standards, supporting innovation and carrying out research.

"I also welcome the government’s commitment to a long-term future for NPL as a key part of the proposed science, technology and innovation campus at Teddington, including the formation of a dedicated applied science postgraduate institute."

“Research and innovation offer this country the opportunity of economic growth and high quality jobs for the future.  I have no doubt that NPL and the Teddington campus will make a major contribution towards achieving this goal.”