INTERREG North-West Europe – Boost4Health – Foster globalization of life sciences SMEs

Launched in 2017, the European Boost4Health project aims to promote the internationalisation of European SMEs in life sciences through the construction of a favourable ecosystem.

Goals :

  • Develop a growth strategic program providing coaching and networking
  • Set-up a micro-funding program (worth € 1,2 m) to get access to an international expertise, to facilities, partners and fundings
  • Build a european product assessment network

Activities carried out by Eurasanté :

  • Participate to business market studies and business plannings
  • Assessment of SMEs economic potential
  • Set-up all necessary infrastructures to build the life sciences ecosystem
  • Providing services to SMEs in order to boost their international growth
  • Facilitating partners network, organize work groups and events, provide project development coaching

Planning: from 01/04/2016 to 24/08/2022

Budget: € 4 500 000


The Boost4Health Capitalisation project aims to accelerate the growth and promote the internationalisation of SMEs in the field of life sciences, by relying on a favourable ecosystem and an adapted support programme. The project will capitalise on Boost4Health’s proven and improved network and methods, extending it to new regions and more actively targeting new key sub-industries such as digital health or nutrition. Boost4Health’s internationalisation programme will be implemented through coaching services, webinars, the organisation of matchmaking sessions at European events and the distribution of vouchers.

Duration: 24 months

Official start: 01/02/2020

Budget: 603 500€

SMEs can benefit from:

To boost collaborations within North-West Europe. Up to €500 to cover:

  • Your travel costs (to attend international event or to meet a SME/Expert/ Service Provider)
  • Fees for an international life science event

Next International event eligible for a voucher:

To support the launch of a collaboration. Up to €1 500 for hiring expertise for a short period.

A kick-start of expertise to launch a future fruitful collaboration.

You are a service provider? Join the Boost4Health database!

Join the Boost4Health service provider database now to meet the needs of SMEs supported by the programme. Join the database to:

  • Gain visibility among an ecosystem of innovative European health actors
  • Become a member of the Boost4Health network
  • Have the opportunity to create high-potential international collaborations
  • Allow your clients to benefit from financial aid via the voucher system (subject to eligibility)

Head of project: Brabant Development Agency (NL)

Partners: Eurasanté (FR) | Kent County Council (UK) | BioRegio Stern (ALL) | Université de Liège (BE) | Biocat (ESP) | Oost NL (NL) | Atlanpole Biotherapies (FR) | MedLife e.V. (ALL) | WestBIC (IE) | Biotech Santé Bretagne (FR)


With the support of the European Regional Development Fund