The Partners

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National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

NPL is a world-leading centre in the development and application of highly accurate measurement techniques. As the UK's national standards laboratory, NPL underpins the national measurement system, ensuring consistency and traceability of measurements throughout the UK. Other areas of expertise include the design and characterisation of engineering materials, and the development of mathematical software, especially its application to measurement and instrumentation.

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SP)

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is a leading international institute for research and innovation and the National Metrology Institute of Sweden. We work closely with our customers to create value, delivering high-quality input in all parts of the innovation chain, and thus playing an important part in assisting the competitiveness of industry and its evolution towards sustainable development.

We create, use and provide world class expertise for innovation and the creation of added value both for the corporate sector and for a sustainable society.

The SP Group is wholly owned by RISE
Subsidiaries 6
Employees 1 100
Revenues Euro 120 million
Customers > 10 000

website : SP
point of contact : Peter Sjöva

The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) is the national metrology institute of Germany. PTB performs fundamental research and development work in the field of metrology as a basis for all the tasks entrusted to it in the areas concerning the determination of fundamental and natural constants, the realization, maintenance and dissemination of the legal units of the SI, safety engineering, services and metrology for the area regulated by law and for industry, as well as technology transfer.
Division web site:

JRP MADES Contact Person:
Dr. Harald Bosse

The BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing

BAM's main homepage

The division taking part in the project.

The BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing is a senior scientific and technical Federal Institute with responsibility to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). The technological productivity of the Federal Republic of Germany is based on competitive high-quality products, which are to be ensured by innovative measurement and testing technology. BAM has its responsibility in:

  • Advancement of safety in technology and chemistry
  • Physical and chemical inspections of materials and plants including supply of reference methods and reference materials
  • Promoting the transfer of knowledge and technology in BAM's key areas
  • Collaboration in developing legal regulations like on safety standards and threshold values
  • Consulting on safety aspects of materials technology for the Federal Government and industry.

BAM is the successor of the Public Materials Testing Office (Staatliches Materialpr├╝fungsamt) founded in 1871 and of the Chemical-Technical State Institute (Chemisch-Technische Reichsanstalt) set up in 1920.

Our mission: Safety in technology and chemistry

Pursuing our mission as a Federal Institute for materials technology and chemical engineering, we ensure ongoing safety in technology and chemistry through

  • Research and development
  • Testing, analysis, approval and certification
  • Consultation, information and advice

within our objective of promoting German and European industrial development.

Key areas of research

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Safe handling of dangerous materials and dangerous goods
  • Safe and environmentally compatible use of materials
  • Safe operation of technical systems and processes
  • Damage mechanisms and damage analysis


Telephone: +46 (0)31-772 1000
Fax +46 (0)31-772 3872

Point of contact: Bjorn Agnarsson

Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM)

The Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM) is a public body under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. INRIM is devoted to the study of the science of measurements and to research into materials; furthermore it works on developing innovative technologies and devices. Performing the duties of primary metrological Institute, INRIM realises the primary standards for the basic and derived units of the International System of units (SI), assures the maintenance of such standards, their international comparison, provides the national measurements traceability to the SI, represents Italy in the international metrology.

Its main research activities deal with the fundamental physical constants (e.g. Avogadro and Boltzmann constant), new primary standards, innovative materials, nanotechnology, quantum technologies (quantum information, imaging and metrology) metrology for chemistry and artificial vision.

INRIM supports local and European technological innovation for industry, participates in EU research programmes (e.g. it's partner in the Galileo project as for Time metrology), collaborates for the accreditation of the calibration laboratories in Italy, provides technical certification and consultancy services, promotes and divulges research supervising diffusion of the results by scientific literature, in the productive sectors and in the society

INRIM Web site:
INRIM Point of contact:
Electromagnetics Point of contact: Alessandra Manzin (


For more information: Helen Shamdasani