The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is the science inside UK defence and security.
A proven national asset, Dstl is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) providing world-class expertise and delivering cutting-edge science and technology for the benefit of the nation and allies. It delivers high-impact science and technology (S&T) for the UK’s defence. security, and prosperity. Its work includes:
- Research – original research and concepts, creating new capabilities for defence and security
- Requirements and Evaluation – Dstl S&T support to assess, evaluate and deliver current and next-generation capabilities
- Specialist Advice and Services – knowledge and facilities ready to meet priority needs
- Operational Support – rapid and deployed S&T to meet the urgency of operations
Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)
DASA is a cross-Government organisation that finds and funds exploitable defence and security innovations for a safer future. It welcomes ideas from innovators large and small, while providing support to those who have not previously worked with Government.
DASA upholds a critical link for new ideas to pull through quickly and effectively, with customers such as the MOD Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA), Defence Innovation Unit (DIU), the Home Office and Department for Transport working through DASA to deliver services and challenge competitions.
It has invested over £130 million in proposals that solve contemporary problem sets, and it has a wide remit across all of defence and security and is interested in all fields of science and technology, better ways of working, better services, or any innovation that will make defence and security more effective.
AWE plc plays a vital role in the UK’s nuclear defence and security as a centre of manufacturing and scientific excellence.
For almost 70 years, AWE has supported the UK Government’s nuclear defence strategy and the Continuous At Sea Deterrent. It also uses its nuclear know-how and technical expertise to provide innovative solutions that support the UK’s counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction activities.
Ploughshare has exclusive access to AWE innovations developed by its 1,700 scientists / engineers.
Institute of Naval Medicine
The Institute of Naval Medicine (INM) is the Royal Navy’s centre of excellence for occupational health advice, information, training and research.
The INM’s mission is to optimise the operational capability of the Royal Navy and UK Defence by the provision of robust medical and scientific outputs. Its aim is to excel in achieving that mission and to maintain and enhance its standing as a world class centre in occupational health, particularly in problems associated with work and operations in maritime and climatically hostile environments.
The UK’s National Metrology Institute
NPL undertake excellent science and engineering to deliver extraordinary impact for the UK and provide the measurement capability that underpins the UK’s prosperity and quality of life. From accelerating new antibiotics and more effective cancer treatments to developing unhackable quantum communications and superfast 5G, NPL’s expertise is crucial in researching, developing and testing new products and processes.
- Pioneering ultrasound breast imaging systems to improve cancer outcomes – Read More
The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the world’s leading export mint
The Royal Mint has an unbroken history of minting British coinage dating back over 1,100 years. Based in the Tower of London for over 500 years, by 1812 The Royal Mint had moved out of the Tower to premises on London’s Tower Hill. In 1967 the building of a new Royal Mint began on its current site in South Wales, UK, to accommodate the minting of UK decimal coinage. Today, The Royal Mint is the world’s largest export mint, supplying coins to the UK and overseas countries.
The Royal Mint has also diversified into a number of other complementary businesses, building on the values that have been at the heart of the organisation throughout its history – authenticity, security, precious metals, craftsmanship and design.
- Innovations from The Royal Mint Available to License – Read More
Revolutionising healthcare with thermal imaging
Celsius Health, a spinout from the National Physical Laboratory, is focused on the development of its unique high accuracy thermal imaging technology in medical diagnostics. Initially targeting applications in diabetic ulcers, our technology will revolutionise the management and care of this condition by giving clinicians access to quantifiable thermal data for the first time, rapidly identifying areas of risk, allowing earlier intervention, transforming the health and quality of life of their diabetic patients.
- The world’s first quantifiable thermal imaging platform capable of meeting the accuracy requirements of clinical thermometry – Read More