Connecting minds

To ensure UK government science delivers real prosperity to the economy, our society, people’s lives, and the environment.

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UK prosperity

The combination of our license agreements and spin-out companies have resulted in the creation of 400+ jobs, generated £152 million worth of exports, and attracted £180 million of public and private investment.

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Commercialising IP

For more than 15 years since Ploughshare was formed, we’ve helped to create 15 spin out companies in a wide range of outcomes including health and wellbeing, digital technology, protection and security and more. Licensees include Presymptom Health, P2i, Foster+Freeman, APMG International, and Riskaware, to name just a few.

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A prosperous future

Delivering impact

Our work ensures that MOD’s investment in Science & Technology (S&T) delivers maximum impact.

Ploughshare has consistently delivered on its mission to benefit humanity, support economic growth, raise financial returns for Government, and help bolster UK defence and security.

Crown revenue

In addition to applying MOD innovations to civilian applications, the royalties from sales of our licensed technologies raises revenues for the Crown. Since 2005, more than 75m of exports has been generated which in turn results in a return to MOD.


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Our connections

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The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint has an unbroken history of minting British coinage dating back over 1,100 years. B...


NPL undertake excellent science and engineering to deliver extraordinary impact for the UK and pr...


The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is the science inside UK defence and security.


AWE plc plays a vital role in the UK’s nuclear defence and security as a centre of manufacturing ...