Harnessing innovation for a better world
Your gateway to a portfolio of world-class technologies
Ploughshare Innovations uniquely has access to innovations created by the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and by leading scientists and engineers across the UK Ministry of Defence.
Gain a commercial advantage with our patents, software, and know-how in a wide range of technologies and sectors.Find out more
Be part of the next transformational high-technology spin-out and benefit from de-risked, UK government supported, developments.Find out more
125+ Technologies Licensed
From life sciences and materials to software and sensors, we have expertise in licensing a range of technologies to industry.
Our licensees and spin-outs have created more than 580 jobs.
Low Risk Innovations
Our government-backed technologies offer a low-risk and quicker time-to-market for your next product development.
£220M in Exports
Our licences have collectively benefitted from more than £220M in exports, improving their bottom line and value.
A number of primes and SMEs have benefitted from our technologies, including Thales, Honeywell, and QinetiQ.
News, Case Studies and Events
Events | 14 - 17 September 2021
Visit us at DSEI to discover the latest innovations we have available to license from across the MOD and how our work helps protect our armed forces and benefit the UK economy.Read more
Ergonomic Evidence Bag
A new design of evidence bag that allows materials to be collected without the need for gloves, whilst minimising contamination risk.Read more
Safer and More Effective Explosive Door Breaching Technology
News|22 June 2021
A new breaching grenade technology has been licensed to Energetics Technology in a deal that will improve Explosive Method of Entry (EMOE) operations and improve safety for operatives.Read more