By adopting agile methodology to their commercialisation process, Ploughshare Innovations reduced the time taken to review a coronavirus-related innovation to just two weeks. Read how Hetti Barkworth-Nanton, their new CEO, achieved this and how the lessons learned will help to shape their future commercialisation work.
Hetti Barkworth-Nanton, CEO Ploughshare Innovations
Ploughshare Innovations was established in 2005 to commercialise and increase the impact of intellectual property generated from research at Dstl, our shareholder.
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The knowledge assets work was led out of a HM Treasury team, but the work has since transitioned over to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). In April 2021, the team published the Mackintosh Report which set out an implementation strategy to gain greater value from public sector knowledge assets as well as draft guidance which covered the management of knowledge assets in government.
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