MIME: Managing Information in Medical Emergencies - Phase 2

MIME: Managing Information in Medical Emergencies - Phase 2

Developing a Rapid Route-to-Market

See also: MIME Phase 1

The MIME Technologies website is now live.


01 April 2015 - 31 March 2016


The project will evaluate refined versions of MIME components, validating the technology ready for future commercial exploitation and deployment to first-aid groups such as CFRs.

The primary focus would be on developing a system for first-aiders (CFRs but also British Red Cross and indeed large companies), but we would also consider the needs of related end-users such as ambulance clinicians (as potential users of a more advanced MIME system, including an electronic patient reporting system) and GPs (as potential users of MIME natural language summaries).


The core functionality of the MIME system is now in place and earlier versions been evaluated very successfully. Feedback from potential end-users including the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) has also been very positive. Indeed, we have collaborated closely with the SAS to date.

We now seek to build on this with a view to future commercialisation, developing a route to market for the MIME system, which will include:

  • appropriate, commercialisation-focused, refinement of the technology
  • evaluating updated components of the MIME system with end-users, and evaluating the impact of the complete MIME system on patient management delivered by first-aid groups such as CFRs
  • commercialisation planning, resulting in a robust business plan
  • protecting intellectual property and protecting future commercial income
  • establishing business partnership(s)

DHI, HIE and the UoA KETF are providing support to MIME Phase 2 in order to make MIME a commercial success and ensure that it really delivers the patient and end-user benefit that we contend it can. A key part of this is being able to demonstrate that the value of MIME has been validated with potential end-user groups; this will make MIME a more attractive product. Therefore, we aim to use this funding to support the evaluation of MIME in realistic settings.


  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)
  • University of Aberdeen, Knowledge Exchange and Transfer Fund
  • Digital Health Institute