Denmark is the most digital country in the EU

Denmark tops the Digital Economy and Society Index 2017. ICT companies have excellent opportunities for testing and developing new technology.

Denmark is the most digital country among the 28 EU member states according to the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2017.

Compared to last year, Denmark made progress in all but one dimension. Denmark made outstanding progress in the use of digital technologies by enterprises and citizens, leading the EU and the world rankings.

“Denmark is one of the most creative and innovative countries in Europe and has fostered global success companies such as Skype, Unity, Trustpilot, Zendesk, Momondo, JustEat and Vivino. Denmark is pushing a progressive digitisation agenda in the public sector and making data accessible for companies, which makes Greater Copenhagen a leading hotspot for innovative tech startups and smart city solutions”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity.

Highly digitised public sector

Denmark is also very strong in delivering online public services, and 94% of Danish citizens are online and their digital skills and habits are highly advanced.

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Strong online sales

Denmark takes the lead in the use of digital technologies by businesses. Many businesses have taken up cloud computing, e-invoicing and social media, and electronic sales by small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are high compared to other EU countries.

27% of SMEs sell online and e-commerce turnover totals 18%. This is supported by a strong IT infrastructure with Denmark providing the widest 4G coverage.

About DESI

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) by the European Comission summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness.
The Index measures five dimensions: connectivity, human capital, use of Internet, integration of digital technology and digital public services.

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