European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR)

EMPIR supports metrology research to provide solutions for societal challenges focusing on contributions for energy, environment and health; developing novel measurement instrumentation aimed at stimulating innovation in industry; and metrology capacity building activities.

A total budget of €600 million is available - €300 million from the EU (Horizon 2020) and €300 million from Member States.

Funding contributed by participating states mainly represents resources allocated as direct expenditure in the selected projects via institutional funding of the National Metrology Institutes (NMI) and Designated Institutes (DI) participating in the projects.

Legal entities other than NMIs and DIs participating in the projects will be funded according to Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation.

2017 Calls

  • Metrology for Pre- and Co-normative Research
    The indicative budget for this Call is €4.8 million. The average contribution per project will be €600,000 for Strand 1 and €1.2 million for Strand 2.
  • Research Potential
    The indicative budget for this Call is €2.3 million. The maximum contribution per project will be €500,000.
  • Fundamental Metrology
    The indicative budget for this Call is €15.6 million. The average contribution per project will be €1.5 million.
  • Metrology for Industry
    The indicative budget for this Call is €24.3 million. The average contribution per project will be €1.5 million.
  • Support for Impact Projects
    The indicative budget for this Call is €500,000. The maximum contribution per project will be €100,000.
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