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

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.


Defence scientists support efforts to combat Ebola

22 May 2015

Ministry of Defence (MOD) scientists have been working with industry and government partners to help combat the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.


Dstl is working to tackle the threat of cyber-attack against the UK

06 March 2015

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is playing a key role in mitigating the risk of cyber-attacks against the UK.

The risk of cyber-attack was identified as one of the top risks to the UK in the National Security Strategy. In order to help tackle this, Dstl has been working with several government departments to develop best practice advice for protecting UK critical national infrastructure and cutting edge cyber capabilities for military operations.


Independent report recognises Ploughshare’s success stories

28 January 2015

Ploughshare Innovations Limited’s activities have led to the creation of hundreds of jobs and multi-million pounds worth of exports.


Enigma Diagnostics to receive $50 mln from Shanghai Debay Capital

22 October 2014

Enigma Diagnostics Ltd, a Ploughshare Innovations spin-out and global leader in molecular diagnostic point-of-care (PoC) infectious disease testing, and Beijing Leadman Biochemistry Co., Ltd., today announced they have signed a joint venture agreement to support the growing healthcare needs of China’s population.


Downing Investments has been chosen as Ploughshare Innovation Limited’s preferred partner

12 September 2014

Downing Investments has been chosen as Ploughshare Innovation Limited’s preferred partner to take forward technology it is seeking to exploit on behalf of Dstl.


New capability assessment tool will help protect businesses from cyber-attack

17 June 2014

APMG International has announced it is working with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and its technology transfer company Ploughshare Innovations Ltd to deliver their new Cyber Defence Capability Assessment Tool.


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