Innovation made real

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

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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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Ploughshare provides a platform for big ideas to make an even bigger impact. We deal in innovation, researching wider commercial application to change the lives of individuals and wider society.

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World-leading organisations

We uniquely have access to innovations created by laboratories across
the UK Ministry of Defence and wider Government.

A platform for big ideas

The areas our work delivers


With unique access to UK government-owned, cutting-edge technology, Ploughshare is an enterprise created to unlock the potential of innovation, by connecting scientists and engineers with investors.

We are results orientated


Spin-out companies

140 +

Technologies licensed

400 +

UK jobs created

£ 117 m

Gross value add

£ 180 m

Public and private investment

Case studies

Stories of change

New Technology

Virtual Rehabilitation Mirror Therapy

A virtual mirror therapy physiotherapy tool with interactive gamified software to improve patient interaction and rehabilitation.

Find out more about the technologies we have licensed.


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