European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR)

Project: EU project

Project Details


The European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) coordinates research projects to address grand challenges, while supporting and developing the SI system of measurement units. There is an increased focus within EMPIR on innovation activities to target the needs of industry and accelerate the uptake of research outputs. The programme's capacity-building projects aim to bridge the gap between EU member states with emerging measurement systems and those with more developed capabilities.

The EMPIR programme enables European metrology institutes, industrial and medical organisations, and academia to collaborate on a wide variety of joint research projects within specified fields:industry, energy, environment, health, SI Fundamental, Normative, Research Potential, and Support for Networks and Support for Impact projects. Annual EMPIR research calls between 2014 and 2020 are supported by 600 M€ of European Union funding enable project research for a maximum of 3 years (5 years for Support for Networks).

VTT MIKES coordinates Finland’s participation int he EMPIR programme.

The EMPIR initiative is co-funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovative programme and the EMPIR Participating States.

Effective start/end date15/05/1431/12/24

Collaborative partners


  • EURAMET e.V.