All-in-one Health & Care accelerator

BioVille, Campus Diepenbeek University of Hasselt

BioVille has an incubator function as well as an accelerator function. It offers growers in the Health & Care sector a flexible, all-in service agreement consisting of high-quality infrastructure and customised services.

In addition to specialised laboratories and offices, the organisation offers extensive administrative and technical services and access to a large, relevant and international network.

BioVille is an initiative of investment company LRM, POM Limburg and Hasselt University.

The accelerator works according to the Plug & Play principle.

The infrastructure of the accelerator (1,500 m2) consists of flexible modules (135-540 m²) that are combinations of lab facilities, cleanrooms and office spaces configured according to the needs of the user.  The accelerator was realised with a view to expanding with the companies that had outgrown the incubation stage in BioVille.

In the immediate vicinity is the BioVille incubator with two wings for different types of companies.

  1. The Early-development wing with its small offices and laboratories is the perfect habitat for young, starting entrepreneurs.
  2. The Late-development wing is aimed at developing young companies and offers modular office and laboratory areas.

The lab spaces are different in character:
The lab hotel consists of common laboratory facilities with standard laboratory equipment, basic laboratory equipment and specific high-tech equipment (for discussion). It is managed with the technical support of BioVille.
Laboratories with sizes ranging from 15 to 60 m², flexibly furnished according to the customer’s specifications.

In addition to laboratories and high-tech equipment, BioVille offers its residents

  • Services of a laboratory technician for performing specific analyses with high quality equipment (HPLC, MSMS, LC-MS) and for performing standard laboratory experiments
  • Flexible workplaces
  • Fixed office space (12-60 m²)
  • Meeting facilities (1 seminar room and 3 meeting rooms)
  • Central reception
  • Meeting points.

BioVille is located on the university campus of the University of Hasselt (Diepenbeek), just in the heart of one of the Technological Top Regions in Europe (Leuven-Hasselt-Eindhoven-Aachen-Maastricht-Liège). The incubator / accelerator is located in the vicinity of both euregional knowledge institutions (UHasselt, PXL; UCLL, KULeuven, UMaastricht,…) and clinical centres (Jessa, ZOL, Gasthuisberg, aZm,…).

In the accelerator, a ‘Carehub’ has been created with the aim of clustering care projects and stimulating open innovation.

The accelerator was developed at the initiative of the Limburg Reconversion Company (LRM). LRM invests in companies and projects that provide economic growth and sustainable jobs in Limburg. Bioville provides access to risk capital via LRM.

Bioville offers access to services of the network organisation LifeTechLimburg and to an expert network (FlandersBio, Innovation Centre, patent offices).

The residents can call on customised administrative support:

  • Secretarial services: general tasks and standard accounting
  • Support for permit applications, grants, biosafety
  • Business planning

BioVille is only a few kilometres away from two major roads in Belgium, the N2 and N75, and is easily accessible by public transport.

There is ample private parkingspace available.

Offered Spaces:
  • Laboratory
  • Cleanroom
  • Test facility
  • Pilot plant

  • Flexible rent
  • Long-term rent

Type of lab:
  • Analytical
  • Biotech | Life Sciences
  • Chemical

Biosafety level:
  • BSL I
  • BSL II

Cleanroom classification:
  • ISO Class 3 (FED STD: 1)

Additional research buildings:
  • Greenhouses

Additional spaces:
  • Office spaces
  • Meeting rooms

Additional services:
  • Reception desk services
  • Restaurant

Nearest Dutch airport:
  • Maastricht Aachen Airport

Distance to nearest Dutch airport:
  • 26 to 50 km

Distance to amsterdam airport schiphol:
  • 151 to 225 km


+31 (0) 343 76 90 77

CoC number: 65378407



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