This portal has started as a joint project by the federal agencies CTI/KTI (Commission for Technology and Innovation), seco and BBT in 2004/05. The federal partners were joined early on by the leading life science clusters of Switzerland, the SIX Swiss Exchange and as leading partner, the Swiss Biotech Association. The day-to-day management is done by the Webcenter of ZHAW and Bridge Plus AG. Bridge Plus AG also manages the Swiss Biotech Association. The site is a non-for profit project and intends to create awareness for the sector.