Project Summary

Boost4Health provides practical and financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who wish to explore their international growth potential. For instance: expand their international network, find expertise abroad or validate products in another market.

To grow sustainable new business, innovative NWE life science SMEs need to focus on international markets, but need support with:

  • Knowledge on internationalisation
  • The big differences in health care systems, cultures, re-imbursements etc. between countries
  • Different regulations of product validation

11 leading life science SME support organisations with strong business networks, are addressing this. The transnational support programme Boost4Health helps NWE SMEs grow internationally by bringing their life science innovations to European markets.

Boost4Health offers:

  • Coaching
  • Matchmaking
  • Travel and internationalisation vouchers

Intended result:

  • Accelerate the increase of the TRL level of 300 SMEs
  • Create awareness of the market opportunities within North-West Europe
  • And as a long term effect: creating more jobs in the life sciences sector


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Project Partners

  • GM Business Support Ltd

    90 Lee House, Great Bridgewater Street
    M1 5JW
    United Kingdom

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  • Kent County Council

    County Hall Invicta House 2nd Floor
    Maidstone, Kent
    ME14 1XX
    United Kingdom

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  • Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost Nederland (Oost NL)

    40 Laan van Malkenschoten

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  • Biocat, la Fundació BioRegió de Catalunya

    4-8 Carrer Baldiri Reixac, Torre I planta-1 PCB

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  • Université de Liège

    7 Place du 20 Août

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  • ID2Santé, Innovation et Développement de la Santé en Bretagne

    2 Avenue du Pr Léon Bernard
    RENNES Cedex
    CS 34317, 35043

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  • BioRegio STERN Management GmbH

    10 Friedrichstrasse

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  • Biopeople; University of Copenhagen

    2 Universitetsparken
    2100 Ø

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  • Eurasanté

    310 Avenue Eugène Avinée

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  • BOM Business Development & Foreign Investments B.V.

    15 Goirlese Weg
    5026 PB

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Lead partner

Organisation Contact name Address Email Website
BOM Business Development & Foreign Investments B.V. Maria Hein 15 Goirlese Weg
5026 PB
Name Contact Name Email Country
GM Business Support Ltd Chris Greenhalgh United Kingdom
Kent County Council Steve Samson United Kingdom
Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost Nederland (Oost NL) Rik Luimes Netherlands
Biocat, la Fundació BioRegió de Catalunya Roi Villar
Université de Liège Annick Pierrard Belgium
ID2Santé, Innovation et Développement de la Santé en Bretagne Céline Quéron France
BioRegio STERN Management GmbH Margot Jehle Germany
Biopeople; University of Copenhagen Niels Westergaard
Eurasanté Nicolas Labadie France


Market entry of a monitoring device for pre-term babies

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The Dutch SME Bambi Medical BV develops a wireless monitoring device for the measurement of vital signs of pre-term babies. The device, the Bambi Belt, is a soft fabric, skin-friendly, and wireless monitoring device. It accomplishes the same functions as wired adhesive electrode systems currently implemented in neonatal care units. The belt supports reduction of pain and stress of babies while its wireless features allow parents to take their baby out of the incubator and perform Kangaroo MotherCare. Bambi Medical is preparing to enter the German market. The company was granted a Boost4Health voucher to gain market insight to support effective market entry. Read More

Boost4Health Coaching workshop in Rennes, France: “How to be successful internationally”?

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On Friday 20th April, ID2Santé (France), organized a workshop bringing together 10 Breton SMEs operating in the health sector. The main objectives were to give advice on international business development and to present the Boost4Health project. The opening presentations were provided by two coaches specialised in international development, who shared some tools and working methods. SMEs also had the opportunity to discuss specific topics and to benefit from one-to-one meetings with the coaches. Attending SMEs were also invited to apply for in-depth individual coaching and to Boost4Health vouchers to forge collaborative partnerships with expert service providers in North West Europe. Read More

Travel voucher triggered international strategy

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With the support of Boost4Health partner Kent County Council and a travel voucher Adris Technologies Ltd. visited Medica in Düsseldorf last November to showcase their brands PulseGuard and Alert-iT. The contacts and meetings that resulted from Medica can be directly linked to the root cause of the strategic changes Adris made since then. Allowing them to achieve significant growth and market penetration into new areas of Europe, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark and the Netherlands. Boost4Health will keep on supporting them with their international strategy with two more voucher applications and access to the shared database of all the partners. Lear more about the opportunities Boost4Health has to offer at: Read More

Boost4Health at BIO-Europe Berlin

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At BIO-Europe in Berlin from 6 to 8 November Boost4Health partner Atlanpole Biotherapies hosted a matchmaking event at their booth. BIO-Europe is the pre-eminent partnering conference for the life sciences, bringing together international decision makers from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and financial sectors, offering networking opportunities, workshop and panel participation, a high profile exhibition, and private, pre scheduled one-to-one meetings. An excellent opportunity for SMEs to meet potential partners. Read More

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