Ploughshare is the hub for big ideas to make an even bigger impact.

We have taken many great innovations out of the lab and into the hands of users. Our expertise enables us to deal with a wide range of technologies to find the best outcomes that benefit people and society as a whole. We do what it takes to make a difference.

Our team has delivered a wide variety of projects that include:

  • a predictive test for sepsis that has the potential to save millions of lives a year
  • a technology that recovers fingerprints from ‘impossible’ surfaces that will lead to more gun and knife crime convictions
  • a control system that gives uncrewed high-speed boats fully autonomous navigation that will be used to protect our borders
  • a liquid repellent coating that has been used to waterproof more than 350 million devices, including Samsung and Huawei mobile phones
  • providing 10,000 test kits to aid workers responding to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone in 2014
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Our case studies

Stories of change

We have a wide range of patents, software, and know-how in the safety and protection, health and wellbeing, climate and environment, and digital sciences sectors.

Converting technology research created by government to improve people’s lives.

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Enabling commercial benefit in the global market place is one of the many strengths Ploughshare brings.

Lt Col Chris Warhurst RE, Future Capability & Innovation Programmes, British Army


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

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