UK research organisations

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ALSTOM Research and Technology Centre


Building Research Establishment (BRE) 

CAPCIS now part of Intertek UK and Ireland

CERAM Research Ltd now Lucideon (from 1 Feb 2014)

 Edif Group formerly ERA Technology Ltd. (from 2011)

Energy Technologies Institute (ETI)

International Tin Research Institute (ITRI) now International Tin Association Ltd.

Leatherhead Food Research 

Lucideon formerly CERAM Research Ltd.

Materials Engineering Research Laboratory (MERL) now part of Element

Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA) 

National Physical Laboratory - Advanced Materials (NPL) 

National Physical Laboratory - Lifetime Management of Materials (NPL)


QinetiQ Ltd

RAPRA Ltd. The Rubber and Plastics Research Association


Ricardo-AEA formerly AEA Technology plc

Smithers PIRA - formerly PIRA

Smithers Rapra - formerly Rubber and Plastics Research Association - Rapra

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

The Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre 

Welding Institute (TWI)