The city of Ghent is home to one of Flanders’ largest science parks: Tech Lane. This exciting hub for cutting-edge technology is where several Ghent University departments, life sciences research center VIB and numerous biotech firms are based. Obelisc – the latest investment of the Mariën family, which also founded Innogenetic, the very first biotech company in Flanders – fits right in.
“This new bio-accelerator caters to larger companies and thus complements the other parties already present in the science park,” explains Mariën. “The needs of small start-ups are different from those of larger companies, not just in scope and size but also in the type of facilities they require. With Obelisc, we anticipate the future needs of the local biotech ecosystem.”