In collaboration with the Dutch technological development agency Brabantse Ontwik-kelings Maatschappij (BOM) from northern Brabant, BioRegio STERN Management GmbH is supporting the economic development of regional and transnational SMEs, with examples including initiatives for strategic partnerships between industries and regions and easier access to financing. It will also be expanding the Boost4Health network with international matchmaking events and making its specialist know-how in the engineering and medtech sectors available to other clusters.


A total of eleven regions are working together led by the Dutch technological development agency BOM:

  • Kent County Council from the UK
  • Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost Nederland NV from the Netherlands
  • Biocat, la Fundació BioRegió de Catalunya, from Spain
  • the University of Liège from Belgium
  • WestBIC from Ireland
  • Biotech Santé Bretagne and Eurasanté from France
  • Atlanpole Biotherapies from France
  • BioRegio STERN Management GmbH from Germany
  • MedLife e.V. from Germany


Are you ready to explore international growth by crossing borders or do you want to contribute to the programme with your expertise or resources? Contact us!

Further information

Margot Jehle, Dr. rer. nat.

Project Leader
Project Leader
Margot Jehle, Dr. rer. nat.

"I studied classical chemistry, completed additional internships at the Institute of Biochemistry in Würzburg and was thus able to complete my diploma and PhD thesis in this field of chemistry. Based on my experiences that I could gather as a researcher at immatics biotechnologies GmbH in Germany and abroad, I can easily identify suitable partners from companies or institutions in an international context in order to initiate potential collaborations. Since 2011, I have been involved in various EU projects at BioRegio STERN Management GmbH and am now responsible as a project manager for the Interreg NWE project Boost4Health, launched in April 2016, to support and promote the economic development of regional and transnational SMEs. Through my numerous contacts with other European networks, I am also the initiator and contact for further diverse cooperation in neighboring European countries."

Jana Fesseler, M.Sc. Biology

Project Management
Project Management
Jana Fesseler, M.Sc. Biology

„As I have always been interested in biological topics, I completed a degree in biosciences at the University of Kaiserslautern, which I rounded off with a bachelor thesis on bioprocess engineering and technology. Afterwards I went to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) for my subsequent master’s degree in biotechnology. For my thesis, I addressed the utilization of raw materials to produce bio-based products in the sector of industrial biotechnology. Due to further trainings, I gained expertise in quality management according to EN ISO 9001. I joined the project management team for international research projects at BioRegio STERN Management GmbH in February 2018. My work involves driving innovations forward and setting up and internationalising regional SMEs.“


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