The Brain Injury Medtech Co-operative engages annually in seedcorn funding competitions and mentoring of young innovators – open to the whole of the UK – through small grants subject to rigorous independent review by our network of experts.
Priority in seedcorn funding is given to projects in line with unmet needs and desired outcomes identified by Patient and Carer representatives, within an approach that ensures that novel ideas and technologies are identified at an early stage and economic value identified and captured.
Through these activities, the wider aims of the MIC with respect to the development of new medical devices, healthcare technologies and technically dependent interventions in brain injury are to:
- Provide a focus to catalyse NHS ‘pull’ into practice both nationally and internationally
- Build UK capacity for developing and testing new concepts
- Act as an international knowledge centre and advocate for the identification and development of new solutions.