eMatch offers a unique way for cluster members to easily generate profiles with extensive metadata about themselvs. It is the enriched company profiles that enables efficient match-making processes, partner search and profiling. Cluster benefits of using eMatch:
Customized registration forms for clusters - and its benefits.
Registration forms can be customized to include any questions and options the cluster administrators prefer. In addition, eMatch has developed an easy way to link company profiles with codes from various ontologies used to describe companies' activities (e.g., NACE, EEN,CPV, etc). The registration of such metadata creates exiting new opportunities for cluster members in terms of partner search, profiling and match-making. The following section describes the process in more detail.
Step 1: define domain ontology
Every cluster, network or interest organization has a unique focus which describes its activities and the characteristics of member companies. Examples are Green ICT, clean technologies, eHealth, Smart Buildings, etc. First, the eMatch advisors make a domain-ontology used to categorize the activities of the members in the cluster. Under follows an example of the domain ontology made for “Cleantech Industries”.
Step 2: semantic linking of domain ontology to standard ontologies for describing busineeses
The categories in the domain ontology are linked to categories in the more comprehensive standardized ontologies such as NACE, EEN, CPV, etc. The semantic mapping is conducted using an internally develop tool called the Semantic Editor.
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