MIKES Metrology is part of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
Read more about VTT on its web page section About Us. We are a specialised in measurement science and technology. As the National Metrology Institute of Finland, MIKES is responsible for the implementation and development of the national measurement standards system and realisation of the SI units in Finland. MIKES designates other National Standards Laboratories in Finland. The number of designated institutes is 5. Staff number is 70 supported by MIKES administration and few outsourced positions.
The MIKES building is situated in the city of Espoo and its branch office in Kajaani is the northernmost National Standards Laboratory in the world. The high-quality laboratories provide the most accurate measurements and calibrations – over 1600 certificates per year – in Finland. MIKES also performs high-level metrological research and develops measuring applications in partnership with industry. The activities of MIKES aim to improve industrial competitiveness, the national innovative environment, and public safety.
MIKES is a signatory to CIPM MRA (International Committee for Weights and Measures, Mutual Recognition Arrangement) and a member of EURAMET e.V. (European Association of National Metrology Institutes). Through international collaboration, MIKES is linked to the international measurement system and to the European and international metrology research community. MIKES takes actively part in the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP).