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Here is a snapshot of what we've been up to recently:
12 April 2019
Ploughshare Innovations, the technology transfer office for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director to its board.
02 January 2019
A Ploughshare Innovations non-executive director has been selected to lead a project to investigate how the Government can generate greater value from its intellectual property and know-how.
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.
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.
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.
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.
17 January 2018
Ploughshare Innovations is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Non-executive Directors to its board.
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.
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.
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.
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.