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

New X-Ray Technology Set for Production in the UK

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.


AUSA 2018

July 2018

Ploughshare will be attending AUSA 2018 this year giving you the opportunity to meet with us in the USA.


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

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

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

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

January 2018

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


Security and Policing 2018

January 2018

Ploughshare will be attending the Home Office Security and Policing event in Farnborough in March 2018.


Making it Harder for Criminals to Evade Justice

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

October 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.


UK Security Expo 2017

September 2017

Ploughshare will be attending the UK Security Expo event in London in November where we will be joined by a new licensee, Foster + Freeman.


Ploughshare Successes Continue to Support UK Prosperity

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

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.


Healthcare Biometrics to Reach $5 billion

June 2017

Biometrics are expected to drive technological innovation within the global healthcare market, according to a new report from the Biometrics Research Group.


Cyber security: hacking attacks ‘knock share price’

April 2017

Hacking attacks on businesses don’t just result in the loss of highly sensitive information - they can see a company’s share price take a tumble too, new research suggests.


Biometrics to play key role in hospitality sector, report says

April 2017

Hospitality operators are being encouraged to consider greater use of biometrics and other forms of technology as new research shows facial recognition, virtual assistants, wearable technology and virtual reality are proving popular among consumers.


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