About Us

Ploughshare Innovations manages the commercial licensing to industry of intellectual property developed by the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). Ploughshare’s goal is to give clients a competitive edge, by lowering technology risk, reducing R&D costs, speeding time to market, and maximizing the business opportunity. It provides leading edge, application focused technology, backed up with the assurance of advanced IP support and protection. Ploughshare is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dstl. Dstl maximises the impact of science and technology for the defence and security of the UK. It supplies sensitive and specialist science and technology services for the UK Ministry of Defence and wider government, saving lives in the UK, overseas and on the frontline.

Press releases

New capability assessment tool will help protect businesses from...

APMG International has announced it is working with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and its technology transfer company... read more

Press Release • 19.06.2014 • By Ploughshare Innovations Ltd

Now you see it, now you don’t - Qioptiq licenses dazzle-defeating...

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies Company, are working together to protect against dazzle caused by ‘white... read more

Press Release • 03.03.2014 • By Ploughshare Innovations Ltd

Ploughshare Innovations to showcase new technologies at DSEI 2013

The world’s largest fully-integrated defence and security exhibition, DSEI, is coming to London next week and will offer the chance for the entire... read more

Press Release • 05.09.2013 • By Ploughshare Innovations Ltd

Flu diagnosis set to be revolutionised by Enigma ML system

Enigma Diagnostics Ltd, the spin-out company of Ploughshare Innovations, has successfully completed its analytical and diagnostic verification of... read more

Press Release • 08.08.2013 • By Ploughshare Innovations Ltd