Some highlights from MIKES' EMRP-projects are detailed in our TopFive magazine. For information about the European Metrology Research Programme see www.emrponline.eu and www.euramet.org.

EMRP is a metrology-focused European programme of coordinated R&D that facilitates closer integration of national research programmes. It enables European metrology institutes, industrial organisations and academia to collaborate on joint research projects within specified metrology fields.

The EMRP has been established under FP7 and it is supported through Article 185 of the European Treaty. The EMRP is implemented by EURAMET e.V. (the European Association of National Metrology Institutes), organised by 23 National Metrology Institutes (NMIs), and supported by the European Union.

The EMRP is jointly funded by the European Commission and the participating countries with a total budget of 400 M€ over an approximately seven year period. It provides the opportunity for the user community and other stakeholders to directly suggest topics that the metrology community should address with its resources. Additionally, researcher grant schemes are available to bring external expertise into the research projects, and there will be the opportunities for organisations to participate in the research projects with their own resources where it is mutually beneficial to do so.

The last call of the current EMRP was in 2013. A preparation of a successor initiative of EMRP under Horizon 2020, called EMPIR, is underway. Tentative volume will be 600 M€ and it is planned to start in 2014.

Contact persons at MIKES regarding EMRP:
Research professor Erkki Ikonen, tel. 050 550 2283
Head of Research Area Heikki Isotalo, tel. 029 5054 400​