Between 2016 and 2019 Kent County Council was a project partner in the EU funded Interreg North-West Europe Boost4Health Project. This project provided practical and financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises in the Life Sciences sector in North-West Europe who wished to explore their international growth potential and innovate in their business.
It helped companies to:
- Expand their international networks
- Find expertise abroad
- Validate products in another market through accessing microfinancing
The 11 Boost4Health Project Partners were made up of major Life Science Clusters in the Netherlands, Denmark, France, Germany Belgium, Spain and the UK.
Across the partnership, more than 400 SMEs participated in B4H support activities across the Partner regions. More than 380 microfinancing vouchers were awarded to approximately 230 SMEs to the value of almost €1,200,000.
In total, just over €100,000 worth of vouchers were awarded to Life Science SMEs in Kent and approximately €40,000 worth of vouchers were spent with Kent organisations by European Life Science SMEs.
Approximately 40 Life Science SMEs benefited from Boost4Health support and almost 400 new business contacts were made through the travel voucher scheme alone.
The final interactive Boost4Health brochure can be read below: