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

MOD Scientists Find Weapon Against Sepsis in Hospital

13 August 2018

Ministry of Defence scientists have cracked the blueprint for a “breakthrough” blood test that promises to save thousands of lives a year in the fight against hospital sepsis.


New X-Ray Technology Set for Production in the UK

17 July 2018

Ploughshare Innovations has agreed a licence deal with Axi-Tek Ltd for a novel x-ray technology which will be used to develop the next generation of safe and rapid inspection equipment. Developed by Dstl, the new technology produces higher resolution images while simplifying product design.


Ploughshare Innovations Launches World’s Fastest 3D Microphone Array Simulation Software

12 June 2018

Ploughshare Innovations, the technology transfer organisation for the UK Ministry of Defence, today makes available to industry A3S - the world’s fastest 3D microphone array simulation software.


Ploughshare Innovations Relocates to a New Science Park at Porton Down

23 April 2018

Ploughshare Innovations, the technology transfer office for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), has relocated today to a new purpose-built science park at Porton Down near Salisbury.


Ploughshare Announces Two New Board Members

17 January 2018

Ploughshare Innovations is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Non-executive Directors to its board.


Ploughshare to Commercialise Technologies from Home Office CAST

08 January 2018

The Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) has made an agreement with Ploughshare Innovations to commercialise their intellectual property.


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.


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.


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.


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