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Ordnance Survey sets out to enhance its aerial mapping technologies

27 March 2017

Ordnance Survey (OS) has signed an agreement with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), negotiated by its technology transfer arm, Ploughshare Innovations, to allow it to licence various forms of cutting edge aerial mapping technology.


Mike Carr awarded OBE

24 March 2017

Ploughshare is delighted to announce the recognition in the New Years Honours for one of its non-Executive Directors Mike Carr, who has been awarded an OBE for services to Innovation.


Ploughshare at the UK Security Expo 2016

30 November 2016

We’re inviting you to join us as we showcase some exciting new innovations, share our technology licensing opportunities and our insights at the UK Security Expo 2016 next week.


MOD and ASV Global sign licence agreement for unmanned surface vehicle software

28 September 2016

The Ministry of Defence, through Ploughshare Innovations, the technology transfer arm of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has signed a licence agreement with ASV Global allowing for the use of its Advanced Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Capability technology.


The new Minister for Defence Procurement has been visiting the Defence Science and Technology Lab

14 September 2016

Just a month after starting her role, Harriett Baldwin MP came to see first-hand the world-leading science and technology carried out at the site.


Ploughshare Non-Executive Director Mike Carr appointed as Deputy President of the IET

01 September 2016

Ploughshare Non-Executive Director Mike Carr appointed as Deputy President of the IET


Queens Birthday Honours for Dstl colleagues

11 June 2016

Birthday Honours for Defence Science and Technology Laboratory employees for their support to the UK’s defence and security.


Staff recognised for their roles in recent license deals

29 April 2016

Following recent significant licensing deals achieved by Ploughshare Innovations, awards were presented at the Ploughshare board meeting to Jim Ashe and James Monks of Ploughshare and Graham Farnsworth of Dstl.


Ploughshare welcomes Mike Carr, former BT CSO to its board

29 April 2016

Mike Carr, previous Chief Scientific Officer for British Telecom (BT) joins the Ploughshare Innovations board on 1 May 2016 as a non-executive director.


The Defence Secretary visits Dstl as it marks 100 years of defence operations at the site.

07 April 2016

The Secretary of State for Defence has been visiting staff at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at Porton Down to see the work being carried out for the defence and security of the UK.


Minister recognises scientists achievements with Ploughshare awards

05 February 2016

Phillip Dunne MP, the Minister for Defence Procurement paid tribute to vital work done by staff at Dstl, Porton Down during an event to mark the centenary of defence operations in Wiltshire.


Ploughshare welcomes David English to the board

18 January 2016

Ploughshare Innovations is pleased to announce the appointment of David English to its board as a non-executive director.


Recognition for Defence Science and Technology Laboratory employees for support to the Armed Forces

04 January 2016

The Queen has awarded OBEs to two Ministry of Defence (MOD) scientists in the New Year Honours list 2016.

Dr Emrys Kirkman and Dr Martin Pearce of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at Porton Down are both recognised for their support to troops on the front line.


Andrew Mackintosh appointed to Ploughshare board.

09 November 2015

Ploughshare Innovations is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Mackintosh to its board as a non-executive director.


Better electronic surveillance collaboration for the UK and its allies

14 September 2015

The UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has been working with 3SDL to develop Collaborative Electronic Support Measures Operations (CESMO) HUB software.

3SDL has now signed a licence agreement with Dstl’s technology transfer company, Ploughshare Innovations Limited, for the software.


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