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
Chief of Staff of Dstl’s New Exploration Division Joins the Ploughshare Board
News|7 April 2021
Ploughshare is pleased to welcome Rebecca Saunders Jones to its board. Rebecca is the Chief of Staff to the Division Head of Dstl’s new Exploration Division.Read more
Innovations from The Royal Mint Available to License
News|11 March 2021
A new collaboration will enable industry to access The Royal Mint’s unique innovations.Read more
Occupational Hygienists to Benefit from Military Technology to Protect Workers
News|25 March 2021
Workers in dusty environments, such as wood factories and bakeries, can benefit from military technology to protect themselves from health problems due to breathing in fine dust particles.Read more