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The Digital Economy and Society Index (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. It is composed of 5 principal dimensions:

  • Connectivity (fixed and mobile broadband, fast and ultrafast broadband, broadband price index
  • Human capital (internet user skills, advanced skills and development)
  • Use of internet services (activities online, transactions)
  • Integration of digital technologies (business digitalisation, e-commerce)
  • Digital public services (e-government, e-health)

With an overall score of 69.9, Finland is on the top of the 2019 ranking, followed by Sweden (69.5) and the Netherlands (68.9). Luxembourg ranks 6th with a score of 61.8. However, the country stands out in several of the main dimensions.

Second best digital connectivity

Luxembourg ranks 2nd among the EU countries in Connectivity. This is due to the wide availability of fast and ultrafast fixed and mobile broadband networks, as well as to the increasing take-up levels for fast and ultrafast broadband. The country is fully covered by fixed broadband networks.

Number three in human capital

The country ranks 3rd in Human Capital and improves its score slightly compared to 2018. The percentage of individuals with at least basic digital and software skills was well above EU average in 2017 (ranked first). The share of ICT specialist as a percentage of total employment has increased to 5 % and is well above the EU average of 3.7 %.

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Sustainable construction: aligning supply and demand

09-12-2019

The application of the principles of the circular economy in the construction sector represents a colossal challenge given the very high level of activity in this sector. This is why, in response to a request from players in the field, the Luxembourg CleanTech Cluster is piloting a study aimed at matching supply and demand concerning circular construction.
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Ferro-Tech: award-winning productivity gains

29-11-2019

The final of the “Grand Prix de la productivité en Grande Région”, organised under the aegis of the Interreg ProdPilot project, named the Luxembourg company Ferro-Tech as the overall winner of this first edition. 
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At the heart of cybersecurity

23-10-2019

Part of Cybersecurity Week, the event "Cybersecurity for successful innovation: Challenges and tools", organised by Luxinnovation on 17 October, provided a comprehensive overview of the current situation and key challenges.
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The smart manufacturing revolution

23-10-2019

The major Smart Manufacturing conference on 7 November will focus on how to increase competitiveness with new technologies.
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Cybersecurity in Luxembourg: An expanding sector

15-10-2019

Luxembourg is internationally renowned for its expertise in cybersecurity. A recent mapping of the sector highlights a dynamic sector specialising, in particular, in risk identification and protection.
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