Lumien receive £200k grant from Innovate UK to work with Aston Univeristy on predictive analytics for it’s corporate wellbeing platform
8th December 2020

Lumien have partnered with Aston university, after receiving funding from Innovate UK for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The Knowledge Transfer Partnership will see Aston’s academics incorporate a sophisticated machine learning (ML) capability into the Lumien software platform to deliver predictive data analysis of workplace mental health and wellbeing.

The Lumien platform has provided help to multiple companies, supporting thousands of employees already, but now requires specialist expertise to take the platform to the next level, meeting demand and achieving growth. The complex combination of AI/ML techniques with multi-stranded datasets and an understanding of mental health issues/metrics/diagnostics underpinned by the social and psychological considerations is best suited to the academic team and so through a KTP.

“We at Lumien are extremely excited about this opportunity, and the support we will receive. We’re on a mission to empower people to take control of their own wellbeing, and having supported thousands of employees already in this, the expertise provided by Aston University will allow us to take this a significant step forwards, providing more personalized support for individuals, and allowing more strategic support for companies. We see this collaboration and partnership as a way to accelerate our growth and change how companies handle mental health and wellbeing, moving from a cautionary, reactive approach, to a proactive, strategic manner, which supports all those involved” – Christopher Golby, PhD [Director and Co-Founder, Lumien]  

Within the framework of the recently awarded KTP, academics from Aston’s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences will deliver the expertise needed to apply sophisticated ML to enhance functionality and deliver an advanced version of the Lumien platform at scale. This will enable Lumien to increase revenue via an advanced offering, provide predictive data analysis of workplace mental health and deliver innovative software to improve productivity through preventive mental health strategies. The embedded ML skills will allow continual development of the platform post KTP.

This project is co-funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK-wide programme that has been helping businesses for the past 45 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base.