Promoting networking, know-how transfer and synergies in an open business network

Health Tech Cluster Switzerland is a network of manufacturers, suppliers, research and training institutions, service providers and investors in the heath technology sector aspiring to forge links within the Swiss health tech community.

Their new portal is built around their core competencies of “networking” and conveying “knowledge”, so as to present the members’ contributions and skills even better.

Contexity’s Business Cluster Search solution, seamlessly integrated within their portal, facilitates the presentation of all the companies’ offerings in a cohesive bundle, thus improving both the cluster’s and the members’ findability, while at the same time promoting know-how transfer and synergies among the members.

Data collection, extraction and indexing – the websites of more than 270 cluster members  are regularly crawled and indexed, making  full use of the information on the companies’ websites. The search identifies the significant portions of the page content and indexes it in a language-sensitive manner, taking into account stopwords, synonyms, and compound words both in German and English.

Intelligent auto-completion, which combines type-ahead suggestions with fitting results, additional attributes and preview images enables users to quickly and easily find what they are looking for, not only within the network’s knowledge base, but also on the cluster’s own website.

HTCS’s Search Portal relies on our Semanteer Business Cluster Search Solution, which helps business clusters to increase their visibility and to foster synergies within the network and is developed in Switzerland.

"The search portal offers our member companies and partners what they - consciously or unconsciously - were looking for: a tool with which they can perform quick and targeted searches for companies and their related information. Since the search is based on the content of the members' websites, information is always up to date. With the search portal we have 2 in 1: A member- and partner- directory, as well as an integrated context sensitive search. We are delighted!"

Stefan LeutholdCluster Manager, Health Tech Cluster Switzerland