If you have a specific media enquiry or would like to know more about Ploughshare and what we do please contact us.
Here is a snapshot of what we've been up to recently:
27 November 2017
An advanced fingerprint visualisation technology that makes it harder for criminals to destroy their fingerprints has been developed jointly by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) and Loughborough University.
08 November 2017
Ploughshare will be attending Innovate 2017, UK’s leading innovation event, in November. Meet us to discover the latest defence and security innovations available for licence, and see how we engage with industry to commercialise intellectual property from UK Government.
12 September 2017
We will be attending again the world leading defence and security event, DSEI, in London this year. Visit us to discover the latest technologies from Dstl to help you gain commercial advantage and open up new markets.
24 July 2017
Ploughshare Innovations, the technology commercialisation arm of Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), is pleased to announce an increasing number of growth and economic benefits it has provided to the UK economy, including the creation of hundreds of jobs and multi-million pound export deals.
13 July 2017
The Ministry of Defence’s Intellectual Property Rights group (DIPR) has signed an agreement with Ploughshare Innovations, expanding Ploughshare’s role to provide technology transfer services to wider MOD.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
01 September 2016
Ploughshare Non-Executive Director Mike Carr appointed as Deputy President of the IET
11 June 2016
Birthday Honours for Defence Science and Technology Laboratory employees for their support to the UK’s defence and security.
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.
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.
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.