MindTech is a national centre focussing on the development, adoption and evaluation of new technologies for mental healthcare and dementia. 

We were established in 2013 and are funded by the National Institute for Healthcare Research to work in partnership with healthcare professionals, patients and the public, researchers and industry. 

We aim to identify unmet needs of patients, families and professionals, to collaborate on developing and testing of new technologies, and to work with NHS organisations to increase adoption.

We are interested in all aspects of mental health but have specific interests in dementia, depression and anxiety and neurodevelopmental disorders (such as Tourette Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).  

Our team has a wide range of clinical and research expertise and we also have an active Involvement Team who bring lived experience of the conditions, problems and treatments we are seeking to help.

NIHR MedTech and In-vitro diagnostic Co-operatives (MICs)


MindTech is one of 11 MedTech and In-vitro diagnostic Co-operatives (MICs) funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), each focusing on a different clinical area. 

Each MIC focusses on medical devices (including digital technologies) or diagnostic technologies, or both.

MedTech and In-vitro diagnostic Co-operatives (MICs) are centres of expertise that focus on clinical areas where there is high unmet need for NHS patients. The aims of the NIHR MICs are:

  • to build expertise and capacity in the NHS to develop new medical technologies and provide evidence on commercially-supplied in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests.
  • to be leading NHS organisations acting as centres of expertise, bringing together patients, clinicians, researchers, commissioners and industry.