What we do

The Healt4Growth partnership identified the most challenging barriers of SMEs’ development in their regions, and will work along the following objectives:

  • Explore and develop new models to improve the cooperation infrastructure between all players of the health sector, and find solutions for regulatory problems hindering commercialization of new technologies;
  • Explore options to ease the access of SMEs to finance and the design of innovative, sector specific financial schemes;
  • Explore the options to improve management skills of SMEs and transfer know-how on available training programs.

Objectives will be accomplished by an integrated approach, with the involvement of relevant stakeholders and capitalizing on partners’ experiences and know how, exploiting complementary in the best possible way.

The Inter-regional Cooperation Program INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.