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Harnessing innovation<br>for a better world

Harnessing innovation
for a better world

Ploughshare Innovations is your gateway to a license or invest in world-class defence and security technologies from across the UK Ministry of Defence

Featured: New Breaching Grenade

Featured: New Breaching Grenade

A 40mm grenade designed for stand-off breaching which improves both tactical and logistic operations. Learn more

Technologies Available for License

Technologies Available for License

Discover a range of unique technologies originally developed for defence and security purposes. Learn more

For Investors

For Investors

Unique spin-out opportunities in UK government defence and security innovations. 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 Scientists Find Weapon Against Sepsis in Hospital

Ministry of Defence scientists have cracked the blueprint for a “breakthrough” blood test that promises to save thousands of lives a year in the fight against hospital sepsis.

New X-Ray Technology Set for Production in the UK

Ploughshare Innovations has agreed a licence deal with Axi-Tek Ltd for a novel x-ray technology which will be used to develop the next generation of safe and rapid inspection equipment. Developed by Dstl, the new technology produces higher resolution images while simplifying product design.

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.