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, December 2017 and November 2018, BiosenSource was granted subsequent Flemish subsidies of 10 k€, 25 k€ and 60 k€ to continue the development of the device.