Miton Psychonauts supports ambitious projects that are focused on improving people’s mental wellbeing.
We connect scientists, medical practitioners, and entrepreneurs, and use our experience and financial resources to help transform their ideas into reality.
At Miton we believe that each and every one of us should have the opportunity to feel good in life.
Although Western society has prospered materially, many of us are not doing well mentally. And yet, mental wellbeing has a direct influence on our physical health and our relationship to self, to others, and to the natural environment.
The global crisis of mental ill-health
After the common cold, mental ill-health is the most common reason for people to miss work and experience challenges in everyday functioning.
More than 300 million people worldwide are currently diagnosed with depression.
More than 10% of the world’s population experiences some form of mental ill-health.
According to an expert study, by 2030 mental illness will cost the world some 16 trillion US Dollars.
After two decades of building technology companies, we know that new technologies and innovations will play a key role in shaping the future of how we live and how we feel. We want to see technology used to everyone’s benefit.
Our areas of interest
Psychedelics and expanded states of consciousness
After 50 years of stringent restrictions, psychedelics are returning to the research arena as well as to clinical settings, where they are being used as a treatment for mental illness and tools for self-discovery. We believe that the potential offered by psychedelics is the greatest promise to have emerged in mental healthcare over the past 70 years.
Understanding mental health and making healthcare accessible
Mobile phones, smartwatches, and other portable devices collect valuable personal data 24/7. In order to understand our lives better, we want to augment the plethora of quantitative data with qualitative information and self-reflection. In addition, we want to make mental healthcare widely accessible and to remove the stigma that is often associated with therapy.
Computer algorithms are capable of developing new medicines, and virtual reality can help us manage chronic pain and phobias. Big data is revealing patterns that are helpful for our understanding of lifestyle diseases. We are inspired by bold projects that will help us find treatment for diseases that have thus far been incurable.
#ai #vr #bigdata
A healthy relationship with technology
Human attention is our most precious commodity. Controlled by big business, new technologies are exercising ever more influence on how we focus our attention and live our lives. We want to return human attention to the people – together with their personal information – and to support projects that are helping people return to each other.
Are we living in The Matrix? This question won’t let us rest …
We are supporting initiatives that are…
Based on innovative principles or trends – we observe how the world is changing and try to use this to our collective advantage, be it new technology, new legislation, or new social norms.
Able to have a big impact – while small and local is good, it often requires as much effort as something that is big and global. We strive to support big ideas and the people who have the courage to grow them.
Created by leaders who are motivated by their calling – because people who are motivated in the right way are the foundation of success.
Led with courage and in the spirit of collaboration – we support the development of ecosystems of collaboration rather than competition.
Able to develop a feasible business model and become financially sustainable – even a social mission can create business value and financial sustainability, guaranteeing long-term motivation for the team.
The first psychedelic clinic in Czechia, Psyon is a psychotherapeutic centre focussed primarily on psychedelics and their use in therapy. The clinic is backed by prominent Czech researchers and therapists.
The London-based startup founded by the neuroscientist Mendel Kaelen offers deep
relaxation and healing through computer-generated music. Tailored to the specific needs of
listeners, healing music can be used with or without psychedelic therapy.
Terap.io aims to make psychotherapy as widely accessible as possible. With the help of
technology, Terap.io is removing financial, geographic, technological and stigma-related
barriers to therapy and paving the way to self-discovery and understanding.