Enabling Government IP to go further

We ensure UK government innovations deliver real prosperity to the economy, our society, people’s lives, and the environment.

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Ploughshare Review 2022

Innovation to Impact

Find out more about Ploughshare, the people behind it, the change we are delivering and the future plans.

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Who we are

We were built to unlock potential

Established in 2005, Ploughshare is wholly-owned by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).

We have exclusive rights to a unique portfolio of MOD-developed and crown-owned intellectual property, and we exist to transform ideas into commercial opportunities.


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Our Spin-outs and Licensees

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Clearwater Hydroacoustics

Clearwater Hydroacoustics was set up in July 2019 to take over the technology of a previous sp...
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Founded as a spinout company in 2019, the technology was originally developed by the Defence S...
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P2i Ltd was the first spin-out of the DSTL in 2005. P2i’s technology is a novel plasma-surface...

We are results orientated

140 +

Technologies to market

£ 120 m

Gross value added (GVA)

£ 16 m+


£ 150 m+

In exports


Spin-out companies created to date


Jobs created

£ 180 m+

Private equity investment in MOD innovation

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From Innovation to Impact

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