Boost4Health

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Value of EU Grant - £169,000

Name of funding programme - Interreg 5B North West Europe

Start and end dates - April 2016 to March 2019

Boost4Health will support Kent-based Life Sciences companies with internationalisation and in particular market entry in mainland Europe. The project will formally link Kent’s new BioGateway cluster to various European life science clusters.

The partners we are working with are:

  • BOM (Business Development & Foreign Investments), Brabant (NE)
  • Manchester Growth Company (UK)
  • Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost (NE)
  • Biocat Catalunya (ES)
  • Université de Liège (BE)
  • ID2Santé, Bretagne (FR)
  • BioRegio STERN Stuttgart (DE)
  • Biopeople; University of Copenhagen (DK)
  • Eurasanté Lille (FR)
  • To boost internationalisation among life science companies in Kent
  • To provide practical support to Kent life science businesses to help with exporting
  • To encourage international collaborations and partnering to help companies access new commercial opportunities
  • To link Kent’s BioGateway cluster to major European life science clusters and organisations
  • International business growth coaching programme delivered
  • International product validation network established
  • International life science clustering activity delivered
  • Micro-financing for growth acceleration services & international collaborations
  • Accelerating the BioGateway clusters’ international links
  • Direct support for Kent companies (financial and coaching) to assist with internationalisation in the complex European life sciences market.