European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research

Basic Information


EMPIR is the main programme for European research on metrology. It coordinates research projects to address grand challenges, while supporting and developing the SI system of measurement units. EMPIR follows on from the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP), which issued its final call for projects in 2013. There is an increased focus within EMPIR on innovation activities to target the needs of industry and accelerate the uptake of research outputs. The inclusion of capacity-building activities in EMPIR is helping to bridge the gap between countries with emerging metrology systems and those with more developed capabilities

Main research priorities of the network

EMPIR Joint Research Projects resulting from calls for proposals will focus on priority areas, known as Targeted Programmes, to address the EU's Grand Challenges in Health, Energy, Environment and Industry, and to progress fundamental measurement science.

H2020 Societal Challenges


Research fields covered by the network

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Other: Energy, Environment, Health, Industry, Fundamental Metrology, Standardisation

Target Groups

  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations

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Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
EMPIR Call 2019 two-stages 09/01/2019 18/02/2019 30/09/2019 30/11/2018
EMPIR Call 2018 two-stages 10/01/2018 19/02/2018 01/10/2018  
EMPIR Call 2017 two-stages 10/01/2017 20/02/2017

Submitted: 161


Submitted: 70


Successful: 40

Funded: 40

EMPIR Call 2016 two-stages 16/01/2016 29/02/2016

Submitted: 133


Submitted: 61


Successful: 31

Funded: 31

EMPIR CALL 2015 two-stages 02/02/2015 17/03/2015 05/10/2015

Submitted: 60


Successful: 33

Funded: 33

EMPIR CALL 2014 two-stages 03/02/2014 25/03/2014

Submitted: 115


Submitted: 50


Successful: 27

Funded: 27