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New technologies.<br>New realities

New technologies.
New realities

Ploughshare offers your organisation the opportunity to license or invest in world-class technology, intellectual property (‘IP’) and scientific knowledge. 

Our technology transfer skills free you to harness innovation for a better world.

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Learn More About Us

Discover how our technology transfer expertise, experience and connections support your goals. Learn more

Find Unique Technologies

Find Unique Technologies

Access a wide range of exciting technologies originally developed for defence and security purposes. Learn more

License or Invest

License or Invest

Harness world-class technology with our flexible licensing or investment options. Learn more

Commercial and wider economic and social benefits

License or invest in unique technology to:

  • Lower development risks
  • Reduce R&D costs
  • Enable faster time to market
  • Create growth
  • Benefit humanity

Latest news & Views

MOD and ASV Global sign licence agreement for unmanned surface vehicle software

The Ministry of Defence, through Ploughshare Innovations, the technology transfer arm of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
has signed a licence agreement with ASV Global allowing for the use of its Advanced Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Capability technology.


Two thirds of British consumers ‘want’ biometrics to be used in payment authentication

Over two-thirds of British consumers feel that biometrics should be used to authenticate their payments according to a survey carried out by Visa.

The UK's leading defence technology transfer company

We give you access to world-class technology solutions from Dstl, the MOD's research and development division. Our defence technology transfer system enables you to license innovation for use in commercial applications.

Promoting UK innovation creates employment and business growth, driving exports and investment in research commercialisation.