Three women stand next to each other. The woman in the centre holds a red folder in her hand and shows it to the camera. The women on the right and left touch the folder with one hand.

Memorandum of Understanding between the INM de Colombia and PTB

For almost five decades, the national metrology institutes of Colombia and Germany, the INM and PTB, have been closely collaborating on metrology on behalf of their respective countries and have achieved significant milestones in the scientific field. Since its inception, this alliance has sustained metrology as a fundamental pillar for the quality infrastructure that contributes…

A yellow truck, four cars and a motorbike drive along a country road in Colombia

CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN COLOMBIA – BLACK SLAG IS TRANSFORMED INTO BUILDING MATERIAL FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION

A new technical standard is being developed in Colombia to promote the transformation of black slag into a secondary raw material that can be used for road construction. On 8 March 2023, in a hybrid meeting, representatives of the Industry Management Directorate and Colombian Steel Producers Committee of the National Business Association of Colombia (ANDI),…

Experiment for conformity assessment of LEDs

60 years of successful development cooperation with Bolivia

2022 saw the German Federal Government and its partners in Bolivia celebrate a special anniversary: 60 years of successful development cooperation! We are very pleased about the positive progress we have made as are the other executing agencies working in the field of German development cooperation. This joint progress has been achieved in supplying drinking…

Black slag in front of an excavator.

First ARTICAL II workshop to strengthen the circular economy in Colombia

Since 2020, the national metrology institute of Germany (PTB) has implemented the ARTICAL II project with the support of stakeholders from the Colombian Quality Subsystem (SICAL) and the National Business Association of Colombia (ANDI). Goal 3 of the project contains strategies for expanding and strengthening quality services for the circular economy in the steel and…

Cocoa beans in a wooden barrel with temperature gauge

Improved trade in the Caribbean through CALIDENA

One of the most important prerequisites for reducing poverty in the Caribbean is participating in regional and international trade. For this to succeed, a functioning quality infrastructure (QI) system is essential as well as commercial products that meet certain requirements. PTB and its International Cooperation Group can look back at more than 25 years of…

Lush forest in the Caribbean

Regional Conference: Quality Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Climate Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean

May 19, 2022. Today, the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB) is launching the Regional Conference: Quality Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Climate Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean in close coordination with the Organization of American States (OAS), the Pan American Commission for Technical Standards (COPANT), the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) and the Inter-American…

Clean drinking water for Nicaragua — Project report published in the journal Scientific Reports

We are proud to report that an article written by our partners in Nicaragua about our joint cooperation to improve water quality has been published in the journal Scientific Reports. Having this article published is a great success and we hope that it will help raise awareness of this important issue. Reliable water resources are…

View of the display of a camera showing a woman in a laboratory.

Virtuality training of trainers to pilot virtual hands-on laboratory training

Through what virtual formats can hands-on laboratory training be conducted when the on-site presence of all participants and the trainer is not possible? This question was already addressed by the PTB Capacity Development working group at an exchange of experience in February 2021. As a fruitful outcome of this event, the Virtual Hands-on Laboratory Training…