Bringing people together to deliver impact from innovations.

Ploughshare is the catalyst that brings communities together to enable the success of our ventures. We work across the full spectrum of innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, SMEs, corporates, not for profits, and public sector organisations to unlock innovation and get it into the hands of users.

Who we are

Ploughshare was established to take on the increasing commercialisation activities being conducted by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

What we do

We turn government-developed and crown-owned intellectual property into impactful products and solutions through commercialisation. We get the latest innovation and technology to market by negotiating license agreements and creating spin-outs.

Our people

Our team includes some of the UK’s brightest brains in business as well as top scientists and engineers, so we’re well-qualified to identify wider uses for the technology we license and seek out the right investment partners.
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