The Seedcorn Competition for 2022 has now closed and all awardees are detailed below.


Watch this space for another exciting competition launch for 2023!


The National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative is delighted to launch our Seedcorn Funding Competition 2022. The competition provides small funding awards of up to £10,000 to support early development of novel technology-based solutions applicable to the brain injury pathway, from prevention to the initial acute event through to longer-term rehabilitation.

Competition Timelines

Competition Opens 1 August 2022
Deadline for Applications 30 September 2022 at 5pm
Notification of Decision 5 December 2022
Project commencements 1 January 2023

* Please allow enough time for submission

From the date of submission, the MIC will inform supported-project applicants whether they have been shortlisted by no later than 31 October 2022.


Application Forms
Download the Seedcorn Competition Brief for:

  • eligibility criteria
  • competition scope
  • key dates
  • competition process and descriptions for the individual sections of the applications form

It is essential for applicants to read this this document before submitting an application.
To receive the Application Forms, please send an email to with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Role
  • Organisation
  • Title & Field of Study (note this may change slightly)