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EURAMET Presentation for Research Connections 2009 Prague, May 7-8, 2009 www.euramet.orgwww.euramet.org 1 The European Metrology Research Programme Andy.

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1 EURAMET Presentation for Research Connections 2009 Prague, May 7-8, The European Metrology Research Programme Andy Henson EMRP Programme Manager

2 EURAMET Presentation for Research Connections 2009 Prague, May 7-8, What is metrology? Metrology is the science of measurement Metrological capability has been significant since historical times Metrological capability remains just as significant in the contemporary world Its a vital element of: Trade, product & process development, innovation, protection of the environment and improvement of health… Each county has a National Metrology Institute (NMI) to deliver & develop new capability

3 EURAMET Presentation for Research Connections 2009 Prague, May 7-8, Traditional areas of industry - becoming more complex - requiring broader measurement ranges and lower uncertainties New areas of technology e.g. nanotechnology, biotechnology etc Areas in which of metrology is increasingly recognised e.g. chemistry, clinical analysis, food safety Growing demand for Metrology National budgets unable to keep up Metrology Dilemma ? Huge potential for increasing efficiency and effectiveness via closer coordination & cooperation in R&D - MERA study 2003

4 EURAMET Presentation for Research Connections 2009 Prague, May 7-8, Potential for more NMI:NMI R&D collaboration NMI missions common Public good in areas of market failure Similar drivers Scientific comparisons international International System of Units only works when the research is internationally accepted All research projects Research projects suitable for collaboration Collaboration offers opportunities for more ambitious projects Projects with high national prestige Projects too close to market Project is nation specific (e.g. Defence or security) Project too small

5 EURAMET Presentation for Research Connections 2009 Prague, May 7-8, Phase I: iMERA-Plus: 2007 R&D Call & Selection Expressions of Interest Submission of ideas and capability by NMIs and DIs areas of interest from 44 organisations Joint Research Projects (JRP) development Scientists sift, focus and create consortia, write proposals 39 JRP proposals submitted Review Conference Independent joint evaluation – peer review Oversight: Commission formal observer + Independent EMRP Research Council - provide Opinion to EC

6 EURAMET Presentation for Research Connections 2009 Prague, May 7-8, Phase I: 21JRPs funded Details of EMRP projects available on

7 EURAMET Presentation for Research Connections 2009 Prague, May 7-8, Phase II: Article 169 – launching M 7 year programme, delivered primarily by NMI and designated laboratories Supported by22 Participating States and the EC M projects - 40 M research grants - 16 M running costs Indicative programme - Metrology research supporting:

8 EURAMET Presentation for Research Connections 2009 Prague, May 7-8, Towards Article 169 Article 169.? Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Hungary Italy Netherlands Norway Poland? Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey UK EC Integration iMERA-Plus Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Italy Netherlands Norway Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey UK EC Collaboration iMERA Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Italy Netherlands Norway Poland Slovakia Slovenia Sweden Switzerland UK EC Coordination MERA Czech Republic Denmark France Germany Ireland Italy Netherlands Norway Sweden Switzerland UK Cooperation


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