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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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Fit 4 Start goes into space

08-07-2019

For the first time since its launch in 2015, the acceleration programme for innovative companies managed by Luxinnovation offers tailor-made support to five start-ups active in the space sector. The selected companies will be able to access Earth observation data provided by the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) data centre.
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Luxembourg at the heart of Japan Expo

26-06-2019

For two years, Japan Expo, the largest European meeting place for Japanese cultural enthusiasts, has been calling on a Luxembourg start-up to create and run the official stand of the event.
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Very convincing start-ups recognised at the Fintech Awards

24-06-2019

The 4th edition of the Fintech Awards recognised the Luxembourg start-up Tokeny, which uses blockchain to issue security tokens. Microinsurance, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence were also highlighted in a pitch competition which was impressive for its quality.
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Ujet-MTX: a connected collaboration

21-06-2019

Ujet has partnered with mobile solutions provider MTX Connect in order to give a new dimension to its electric scooters. Through this partnership, the scooters will soon have the same connectivity configuration everywhere, regardless of the geographical area in which they are located.
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Anote, music and new technologies

21-06-2019

The start-up ANote, which proposes to link financial markets and the music industry using blockchain, won the Luxinnovation special prize at the ICT Spring Pitch Your Startup competition in May.
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