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Harnessing innovation for a better world

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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.

Available Technologies

Gain a commercial advantage with our patents, software, and know-how in a wide range of technologies and sectors.

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Be part of the next transformational high-technology spin-out and benefit from de-risked, UK government supported, developments.

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125+ Technologies Licensed

From life sciences and materials to software and sensors, we have expertise in licensing a range of technologies to industry.

580+ Jobs

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.

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