Mumie celebrates development kick off following Innovate UK Fast Start Grant Success
In July 2022, the UK’s leading innovation agency launched a series of grants worth £30 million to back innovative UK business to accelerate innovation and boost the UK economy. These Fast Start Innovation grants looked across the government’s innovation strategy with an additional focus on net zero solutions and self-driven healthcare.
After months of working evenings, weekends and naptimes to bootstrap the development of Mumie whilst balancing commitments as mothers to young children and our clinical roles as frontline NHS GPs, the successful awarding of an Innovate UK Fast Start Grant in late 2022 has enabled our ideas to rapidly accelerate into product development, with launch of a minimal viable product due in Summer 2023.
Prior to winning the grant, we really weren’t sure how we would carry on developing Mumie. There’s only so far that grit and passion could take us. Whilst between us and our contacts we were able to create a comprehensive bank of evidence-based information and conditional logic decision support tool, what this grant has allowed us to do is translate these ideas into something attractive, user friendly and easy to use. We have partnered with Dan Wiseman of Web Wise Media to develop our MVP, with Heather Pelosi of Pelosi Creative supporting our brand design and identity. Together we have created something we are really proud of, and can’t wait to share with you soon!