Developing a Rapid Route-to-Market

See also: MIME Phase 1

The MIME Technologies website is now live.

Dates

01 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Overview:

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).

Aims:

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.

Funders:

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