SME Climate Hub

The Consortium

The SPLICE consortium brings together technological expertise from technological, academic, utility and government interests, who all share the vision of a fast-response gas camera that can monitor methane and carbon dioxide emissions and inform leak detection and repair operations.

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QLM Technology Ltd


QLM draws upon a highly skilled and experienced multi-disciplinary team to develop and commercialise the gas camera technology. As project lead, QLM provides overall prject management, management of trials, and accountability to the investment team over the course of the project.

National Physical Laboratory


NPL’s world-leading measurement solutions are critical to business and government, accelerating research and innovation, improving quality of life and enabling trade. They provide metrology expertise in the development and validation of the equipment.

STL Tech Ltd


STL provide specialist and experienced innovation consultancy, taking a lead with electronic manufacturing, firmware internal processing and customer user interface.

Bay Photonics Ltd


Bay Photonics provides a wealth of skills and services in the field of Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) assembly and packaging, and is helping to deliver the optical assembly inherent to the camera design.

CSA Catapult


CSA Catapult is focused on helping UK industry exploit advances in compound semiconductor technologies, bringing applications to life. They provide experience in consulting towards the electronic build of the equipment.

University of Bristol


The University of Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK, ranked in the world’s top 60 in the QS World University Rankings 2021. Its research institutes position the University among the world’s leading research-intensive universities, making it a top destination for students and staff internationally.

Aston University


Aston University in Birmingham is attended by students from over 120 countries. The Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies pursues a diverse range of device-and-system-level topics at the leading edge of technology, including high-speed optical transmission and processing, fibre-based optical devices and components, nonlinear photonics, and fibre optic sensors.

University of Sheffield


The University of Sheffield is a world top-100 university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of its research-led learning and teaching. Its four flagship institutes bring together key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.

National Grid


National Grid Plc supplies gas and electricity, safely, reliably and efficiently to millions of customers and communities. In the UK it owns and operates the gas and electricity transmission networks.

Ametek Land


AMETEK Land is the world’s leading manufacturer of monitors and analysers for industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions.



One of the largest companies in the world, BP have launched a new strategy that will see the company pivot from being an international oil company focused on producing resources to an integrated energy company focused on delivering customer energy solutions.

SPLICE Project Support

SPLICE is funded and backed by a consortium of innovation investment funds and quantum technology incubators, assisting the consortium with fundraising and business development activities while providing access to crucial facilities and mentorship.

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government. It drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.


Based out of the University of Bristol, the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre is a key part of the UK’s National Quantum Technnology Programme and is a world-leading incubator for innovators for quantum inspired technologies.


The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is part of government’s Industrial Strategy, the long-term plan to raise productivity and earning power in the UK. The fund will invest in the world-leading research base and highly-innovative businesses to address the biggest industrial and societal challenges today.


QuantIC, the University of Glasgow-led quantum imaging hub, is supporting quantum science out of the research lab and into the commercial world. With applications in healthcare, security, energy and defence, QuantIC is giving the UK a head start in the international race to industrialise quantum technologies.


The National Quantum Technologies Program underpins quantum technology research in the UK, with the intention of creating a coherent government, industry and academic quantum technology community that gives the UK a world-leading position in the emerging multi-billion-pound new quantum technology markets, and to substantially enhance the value of some of the biggest UK-based industries.