SALISBURY, England, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ploughshare Innovations, the know-how switch workplace for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), is happy to announce the appointment of a brand new Non-Executive Director to its board.

Ploughshare is happy to welcome Rebecca Saunders Jones to its board. Rebecca is the Chief of Staff to the Division Head of Dstl’s new Exploration Division and brings experience in strategic improvement, enterprise operations and organisational change.

Simon Devonshire, Chairman of Ploughshare Innovations, on welcoming Rebecca mentioned:

“The UK Government invests billions of pounds in scientific research. Ploughshare helps identify and deploy innovations to benefit society and our customers most. Given Becca’s extensive career and leadership at Dstl, we look forward to harnessing her expertise to maximise that positive impact.”

Rebecca, who has a technical background in Human and Social Science, spent the first half of her profession offering recommendation to defence and safety clients on the design of navy autos.

Since becoming a member of Dstl 13 years in the past, she has adopted a profession in main individuals and capabilities, and initiating organisational change programmes. The strategic course facet of her position has seen her have a number one duty in establishing Dstl’s Exploration Division, which goals to deliver organisations collectively to establish, assess and promote novel know-how, ideas, techniques and technique for defence and safety.

Rebecca, who’s captivated with unlocking the potential in different individuals and organisations, mentioned:

“Ploughshare Innovations is embarking on a new strategic direction and I am thrilled to be part of the team that will truly unlock the potential of this business. Ploughshare is a hub for fantastic defence and security innovations that can benefit wider society, and I am looking forward to using my knowledge and networks to ultimately get the best scientific discoveries into mass adoption.”

Rebecca was appointed to the Ploughshare board in February 2021.

Notes to editors

Dstl unveils new Exploration Division

About Ploughshare Innovations

Ploughshare Innovations is the know-how switch organisation for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). It turns ‘swords into ploughshares’ by enabling companies to realize entry to defence and safety know-how developed by main authorities laboratories. Ploughshare ensures Government know-how is put to good use and advantages the UK, society as a complete, and humanity by making use of progressive know-how to enhance individuals’s lives. Since its creation in 2005, the firm has licensed greater than 120 applied sciences and attracted £140 million of funding.

About Dstl – The science inside UK defence and safety

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) delivers high-impact science and know-how (S&T) for the UK’s defence, safety and prosperity.

Dstl is an Executive Agency of the MOD with round 4,500 workers working throughout 4 websites; Porton Down, close to Salisbury, Portsdown West, close to Portsmouth, Fort Halstead, close to Sevenoaks, and Alverstoke, close to Gosport.

What we do:

  • Research – authentic analysis and ideas, creating new capabilities for defence and safety
  • Requirements and Evaluation – Dstl S&T help to evaluate, consider and ship present and subsequent technology capabilities
  • Specialist Advice & Services – our data and amenities are prepared to fulfill precedence wants
  • Operational Support – speedy and deployed S&T to fulfill the urgency of operations

Dstl is a confirmed nationwide asset, giving the UK clear benefit throughout science, know-how, cyber and knowledge.

SOURCE Ploughshare Innovations


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