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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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Mapping hotel DNA

06-11-2018

Luxembourg-based start-up Travelsify uses artificial intelligence to help internet users find the hotels and restaurants that can provide them with exactly the experience they are looking for. The company has recently raised €5 million in a new funding round led by AccorHotels.
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Start-up expertise for safeguarding data

06-11-2018

Data has become the most precious asset in the new digital economy – and, as a consequence, the target of increasingly frequent and sophisticated cyber attacks. Luxinnovation spoke to four start-ups about current cybersecurity trends and their view of the Luxembourg cybersecurity ecosystem.
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Luxembourg on top 10 list for economic potential of digital economies of the future

02-11-2018

The country is ranked 8th in the world and 2nd in Europe for economic potential in the fDi’s Digital Economies of the Future 2018/19 study.
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Funding, network, innovation

31-10-2018

Two more years and ample budgets still remain of Horizon 2020, the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation for the period 2014-2020. Over 80 participants joined Luxinnovation’s Horizon 2020 Day on 25 October to discover the funding opportunities available in 2019 and 2020 and learn more about how to apply for funding and manage Horizon 2020 projects with success.
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Luxembourg and Poland sign cooperation agreement for space activities

29-10-2018

Poland is the sixth country to sign a collaboration agreement with Luxembourg in the field of space activities and, in particular, the exploration and utilisation of space resources. This international interest confirms Luxembourg’s leading role in this highly innovative area.
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