BiosenSource is a spin-off of imec and VUB that has been founded in November 2015. The company has been incubated at Startit@KBC (October 2014 – March 2016) and won several business plan competition awards prior to its launch:
- April 2014: 2nd prize in ‘Battle of Talents’, a business plan competition for students (5 k€).
- May 2015: 5th prize in Bizidee, a Flemish business plan competition,
Immediately after launch, the firm was selected for the Nano4Health fast track to innovation, an initiative that was part of the European H2020 program. The 30k€ funding received as a part of this track has been invested in the further development of the BISense measuring device; and in June 2016, BiosenSource obtained the Nano4Health award for the project with the highest potential for creating or shaping new value.
In October 2016, a Flemish ‘growth subsidy’ of 10 k€ was granted to BiosenSource.
In December 2017, BiosenSource was awarded with an additional Flemish subsidy of 25 k€, allowing us to perform more technical and commercial research regarding our measuring device.