£225k funding package
MIME gets backing for cabin crew medical support software
Alasdair Mort, Anne Roberts, Ian Stevens, Doretta Tsetou, and Tony Ross
MIME Technologies, which has developed technology to support in-flight cabin crew during medical emergencies, has raised £255,000 from first round investment and a Scottish Enterprise grant.
The Inverness-based company, a spin-out from Aberdeen University, received backing from Equity Gap and the Scottish Investment Bank to help create new operational and technical jobs in the firm.
The company has also secured a SMART: Scotland feasibility grant for R&D in sensor technologies from Scottish Enterprise.
MIME’s product is designed specifically for environments where there is no immediate access to professional medical care. The company’s first mission is aviation; supporting cabin crew’s training to manage a medical incident using MIME software, connecting in real-time to ground-based medical support.
The company recently completed field trials with a global aviation company, with multiple commercial and business jet customers in the pipeline.
Anne Roberts, co-founder & chief executive, said: “Diverting an aircraft is an expensive and technically complex business. Although many carriers have voice support to doctors on the ground, it is often difficult for them to ‘review and recommend’ because of limited data.
“With four billion passengers currently travelling around the globe per year, which is predicted to double by 2036, securing new funding will help us to meet the needs of a growing market while supporting our first sales with UK and international airlines.”