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
Ploughshare Funds Predictive Sepsis Test to Save Lives of COVID-19 Patients
News|23 June 2020
£200k of initial seed funding has been awarded to Presymptom Health.Read more
Hetti Barkworth-Nanton Appointed CEO
News|1 April 2020
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Hetti Barkworth-Nanton as CEO.Read more
Ground-breaking Fingerprint Technology
How a chance discovery has led to a new technique that will help forensic teams globally to secure convictions.Read more