A public industrial and commercial institution (EPIC designation), LNE has been placed under the trusteeship of the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance with oversight for Industry. Relying on an excellent scientific and technical skill set, LNE's research efforts have formed the basis of multiple applications: calibration, testing, certification, etc. Renowned for its expertise both in France and abroad, LNE performs measurements that serve the economy and society.
Placed under the trusteeship of the Ministry overseeing Industry, LNE offers its expertise to all contributors to the French economy and moreover develops increasingly accurate measurement techniques.
Relying on an excellent scientific and technical skill set, LNE's research efforts have formed the basis of multiple applications: calibration, testing, certification, etc. These advances serve to guide not only companies, in their strategies aimed at enhancing competitiveness and innovation, but also to steer Society at large towards more sustainable and secure development.
Since 1997, LNE's public service mission has been defined by an objectives-based contract renewed every four years with the French government. This mission binds the State to a financial outlay in the form of annual subsidies that enable the laboratory to:
In 2005, these public authorities assigned LNE to oversee metrology activities in France: LNE was thus renamed the National Metrology and Testing Laboratory and began working in association with several leading scientific research centers, namely CNAM, CEA and the Observatoire de Paris.