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Dstl

Dstl

Working with Ploughshare enables the technology, intellectual property (‘IP’) and knowledge developed by Dstl to reach a wider world. Our know-how, professional skills and contacts magnify the value of Dstl scientists’ work, so it reaches diverse commercial markets and contributes to beneficial applications.

Help deliver new realities

If you are a scientist working at Dstl, highlighting your technology IP to Ploughshare can:

  • Benefit humanity: Innovative technology applications can be used to improve people’s lives
  • Drive economic growth: Sharing IP enables companies to succeed, employ, and generate wealth and economic growth
  • Raise financial returns: The revenues we earn enable future Government investment in technology
  • Bolster UK defence: Collaborating with suppliers supports UK defence and security, enhancing COTS products 

Highlight your technology IP to Ploughshare

Learn about the heritage of our IP here.

Combating ebola
Combating ebola

“With the help of Ploughshare we have built a long standing relationship with BBI. As a result, products are now in use that are making a significant difference in safeguarding people’s health and security.”

Dean Payne, Dstl
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Enhancing cyber security
Enhancing cyber security

“Developing CDCAT in to a market ready offering has been a very rewarding and satisfying experience. I would encourage anyone at Dstl that is in a position to work with industry, to pursue the opportunity.”

Martin Huddleston, Dstl
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Strengthening vehicle armour
Strengthening vehicle armour

“Through Ploughshare's efforts, Dstl technology has been exploited by Morgan Advanced Materials to deliver a lifesaving armour technology for service personnel in Afghanistan.”

Tom Stewart, Group Principal, Physical Protection Group, Dstl
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Autonomous Marine Systems
Autonomous Marine Systems

“There is a need for more efficient platforms with greater automated systems across all domains – air, land and sea – so there are many potential routes for this software.”

Dr Philip Smith, Ship Systems & Integrated Survivability Programme Manager, Dstl
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