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EU metrology partnership receives Parliament backing

                  

Public-public partnership intended to support the development of new technologies and advances in measurement science

A proposal to create a public-public EU partnership on research into metrology—the science of measurement—that is set to be allocated up to €300 million from the bloc’s budget has been approved by the European Parliament.

The partnership is intended to “accelerate Europe’s global leadership in metrology research” by setting up “networks to support and stimulate new innovative products, address societal challenges and enable the effective design and implementation of regulations and standards that underpin public policies”, the Parliament said.

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