The NIHR Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative works with patients, carers, NHS, charities, academia, inventors, SME’s and business angels to support the development of new medical devices and healthcare technologies improving the effectiveness and quality of healthcare services.

research and healthcare professionals

We support academics and clinicians by providing access to a multi-disciplinary team and the opportunity to forge partnerships with industry experts. We have also established a Register for Healthcare Involvement and Technology Evaluation (RHITE) to support study recruitment in brain injury research.


We engage annually in seedcorn funding competitions and mentoring of innovators and provide industry partners with access to front-line clinical and academic expertise. We can help you to build a multi-disciplinary team that will work collaboratively with you to ensure you generate the evidence you need to support the adoption of your medical device or digital technology in the NHS.

patients and public

We have initiated the implementation of the ‘Public Empowerment through Patient Inspired Innovation’ vision and are committed to engaging patients and carers throughout our work programme. We believe strongly that research should focus on questions that are important to people with brain injuries, and those who care for them.

Register for Healthcare Involvement and Technology Evaluation (RHITE)

The NIHR Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative (MIC) has developed a volunteer register for patients, carers and other interested persons to assist in the development and advance of healthcare technologies. Registering an interest ensures that interested parties receive information about the MIC activities and be notified of opportunities to take part in research.

More information

Join our register

The Unmet Needs Directory

The Brain Injury Unmet Needs Directory was developed by the NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC). It aims to illustrate some of the possible unmet needs that may exist in the brain injury patient pathway. It is the result of 5 years of unmet need identification activities including workshops, surveys and competitions.

More information

The Unmet Needs Directory Brochure


UKRI – UK Research and Innovation

February 15th, 2023|News, Funding Opportunities|

Funding opportunity Funding opportunity: Neurosciences and mental health partnership Opportunity status: Open Funders: Medical Research Council (MRC) Funding type: Grant Publication date: 23 December 2021 Opening date: 15 February 2023 9:00am UK time Closing date: 24 May 2023 4:00pm UK time Apply for [...]