OÖ-DESI 2017 – Digital Economy and Society Index for Upper Austria

DESI (Digital Economy and Society Index) is an annual index developed by the European Union at the national level to evaluate the digital performance of the member countries. The index allows for a comparsion in this performance between countries and a monitoring of the developments over time. Thus, DESI is a proper instrument to guide economic policies related to the digital agenda and to support relevant policy decisions. The present project was to establish a regionalised version of DESI for Upper Austria as a benchmark for the progress of digitalisation compared to Austria and the countries of the EU. Results indicate a slightly higher degree of digitalisation for the Upper Austrian economy and society in comparison to Austria. Especially in the enterprise sector of Upper Austria digital technologies seem to be already highly integrated.