SensUs Event 2021

SensUs 2021 challenges ambitious students from all over the globe to form a student Team and start developing an innovative biosensing system for detecting an acute respiratory viral infection by measuring Influenza A in saliva. Influenza is seen by experts to be a possibility for the next global pandemic. Being in the middle of the global Covid-19 pandemic, SensUs looks into the future by challenging student Teams to focus on rapidly measuring the Influenza A virus and expanding the field of biosensors for acute respiratory viruses. 

On the 3rd of September 2021, the whole world can watch talented students prove that they are innovative and stimulate the field of personalized medicine. In front of students, experts, industry, patients, and healthcare professionals, the Teams will present their biosensing systems for acute respiratory viruses. 


What will happen?

The student Teams will work together for more than 8 months to conceptualize, design, build, and test their own biosensing device and will show it to the world during the SensUs Event 2021. In these months, they will be in contact with experts, partners, and healthcare professionals to make their biosensors as innovative as possible. During the SensUs Event week, the Teams can see everyone’s work and be inspired by the innovations of others. 

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28th of August 2020

Program SensUs Contest 2020

Friday 28th of August 2020

The grand opening of the fifth edition of the SensUs Contest!

During the opening, the Theme, Teams and Jury will be introduced by our awesome Master of Ceremonies Annabel Romijn!

Pitches round 1

The Teams will pitch their ideas on their business model for the Translation Potential award and their technical ideas for the Creativity award. These pitches will happen in five different channels, see the table below for which Teams present in each channel.



Channel 1

Channel 2

Channel 3

Channel 4

Channel 5


Pitch creativity SenseNC

Pitch Translation Potential Helvet’Sens

Pitch creativity TruSense

Pitch Translation Potential Minerva

Pitch creativity LxUs


Pitch creativity SenseGlasgow

Pitch Translation Potential UppSense

Pitch creativity UT+

Pitch Translation Potential BiosensUM

Pitch creativity DeTectUs


Pitch creativity Sensing Barcelona

Pitch Translation Potential AUSense

Pitch creativity EpiSense

Pitch Translation Potential T.E.S.T. 2020

Pitch creativity AixSense

Pitches round 2

 The Teams will pitch their ideas on their business model for the Translation Potential award and their technical ideas for the Creativity award. These pitches will happen in five different channels, see the table below for which Teams present in each channel.



Channel 1

Channel 2

Channel 3

Channel 4

Channel 5


Pitch creativity Minerva

Pitch Translation Potential SenseNC

Pitch creativity Helvet’Sens

Pitch Translation Potential UT+

Pitch Translation Potential SenseGlasgow


Pitch creativity UppSense

Pitch Translation Potential TruSense

Pitch creativity BiosensUM

Pitch Translation Potential Sensing Barcelona

Pitch Translation Potential EpiSense


Pitch creativity T.E.S.T. 2020

Pitch Translation Potential LxUs

Pitch creativity AUSense

Pitch Translation Potential DeTectUs

Pitch Translation Potential AixSense


Key note: Innovations in Personalized Healthcare: Time for quality, not quantity

Alain van Gool

This Key-Note will be presented by Alain van Gool, professor Personalized Healthcare and he heads the Translational Metabolic Laboratory at the Radboud university medical center, with a strong passion in the application of biomarkers in translational medicine and personalized healthcare. His professional background since 1991 is a mix of academia, pharmaceutical industry, applied research institutes and university medical centers. He has been leading technology-based biomarker laboratories, cross-functional expert teams, therapeutic project teams and public-private consortia, many of which were focused on the discovery, development and implementation of translational biomarkers in a variety of therapeutic areas. His technical expertise resides most strongly in molecular profiling (various Omics approaches), analytical biomarker development, and applications in translational scientific research.


The key-note will be about the fact that we have reached a fantastic period in biomedical science. Exponential developments in molecular technologies such as next generation sequencing and mass spectrometry have enabled us to obtain increasing insights in the molecular components of human biology and their interactions. Novel personalized diagnostics and high precision therapies that modulate selected disease mechanisms are now driving the new paradigm of precision medicine. The parallel strong developments in digital biomarker platforms like wearables and apps further drive the personalized aspect of health management, even towards prevention of un-health. Collectively, we now aim to translate interdisciplinary research to knowledge, understanding and actionable decisions for people to maintain and/or improve their health. However, while embarking on the road towards precision medicine, we are rediscovering that human physiology is a highly complex system and that we need multiple viewing angles to begin to understand the complexity, identify its key nodes and define optimal personalized therapies. To innovate to the next level, we need to be fully aware of the many lessons learned thus far and use these to translate novel molecular technologies to clinical practice. Promising developments will be highlighted.


The Closing will be the final part of the SensUs Contest.

During the Closing, we will award the Teams with the best technical ideas, business model and the most votes their awards. We will also announce the runners-up. The theme of next year will be revealed in addition to the upcoming Events.


Eindhoven University of Technology

Groene Loper 3

5612 AE Eindhoven

The Netherlands