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Here is a snapshot of what we've been up to recently:

Making it Harder for Criminals to Evade Justice

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.

Innovate 2017

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.

DSEI 2017

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.

Ploughshare Successes Continue to Support UK Prosperity

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.

MOD DIPR and Ploughshare Sign Agreement for Wider Intellectual Property Commercialisation

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.

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.

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