Ploughshare manages the technology transfer of Intellectual Property (IP) developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
Dstl maximises the impact of science and technology for UK defence and security - giving the right science and technology advice at the right time. It provides the government with a wide programme of research and scientific and technical support, delivered from internal and external resources.
Ploughshare coordinates between the scientific and support staff at Dstl and industry in order to find new market opportunities for IP orginally developed for the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
Ploughshare was established in 2005 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).