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DESI is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States in digital competitiveness. The DESI report tracks the progress made by Member States in terms of their digitisation. It is structured around five chapters: Connectivity, Human Capital, Use of Internet Services, Integration of Digital Technology and Digital Public Services.

Top ranks: connectivity, human capital, internet use

Luxembourg performs well in connectivity (2nd rank in DESI 2018), both for coverage and subscription (take-up). It records very good results (5th rank in DESI 2018) for human capital, especially in use or in digital skills where it is a top performer. It achieves very good results for internet use by its residents (4th rank in DESI 2018).

Ambitious strategy

Luxembourg has undertaken an ambitious economic diversification strategy for the digital sector. This strategy is multidimensional and collaborative, embracing skills, infrastructure, the digital ecosystem and public services. The strategy is grouped under an umbrella initiative called Digital Luxembourg.

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Cleantech Forum Europe: new format, old and new dates

06-04-2020

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the format of the 2020 Cleantech Forum Europe had to be modified. A virtual programme will be offered on the original event dates, 18-20 May, and will be followed by a first-ever end-of-the-year festive Cleantech Forum in Luxembourg on 7-9 December.
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Luxembourg start-up Doctena offers remote medical consultation solution

06-04-2020

In view of the urgent need to restrict face-to-face meetings as much as possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Luxembourg government is allowing remote medical consultations during the time of the crisis. Reacting quickly, Luxembourg start-up Doctena has added a video conference module to its leading online platform for booking medical appointments.
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Luxembourg lab develops COVID-19 test kit

05-04-2020

Siemens Healthineers has announced the availability of its molecular Fast Track Diagnostics SARS-CoV-2 Assay test kit, which can help diagnose people infected by the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease. The test kit, which allows identification of the virus in less than three hours, has been developed by Siemens Healthineers’ Luxembourg-based daughter company Fast Track Diagnostics.
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ArcelorMittal develops 3D-printed ventilator prototype

01-04-2020

Many companies are currently using their innovative capabilities to help alleviate the COVID-19 sanitary crisis. The R&D team of ArcelorMittal has developed a protoype for a 3D-printed ventilator which, if successfully tested, could be produced rapidly.
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COVID-19: Mobilisation of R&D at all levels

01-04-2020

Faced with the global COVID-19 pandemic, institutional and private players in research, development and innovation are stepping forward. The first results are already tangible.
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