Introduction

This part of the website presents a set of indicators, the so-called TRANSFORM benchmarking indicators, the purpose of which is to allow better benchmarking of transformative uses of ICT in EU regions.
The set of indicators presented here uses statistical measures, as much as possible, of existing indicators and benchmarking frameworks, as regions when setting up Information Society observatories should seek for compatibility with Eurostat, OECD and other established indicator systems. This will enable them to compare their own data with existing data from other sources.
In some cases, new indicators have been suggested and subsequently piloted within the context of the TRANSFORM Regional Internet User Survey. The suggested indicators are presented individually. Descriptions can be accessed by clicking on the Indicator name in the list below.

INFRASTRUCTURE, SECURITY AND BASIC TAKE-UP

Broadband access (firms)
Broadband access (households)
Mobile broadband access (firms)
Mobile broadband access (individuals)
Public sector investment in ICT
Venture capital invested in ICT-related areas

 

ICT-ENABLED NETWORKING AND SOCIAL CAPITAL BUILDING

Inter-firm collaboration
ICT-based inter-firm collaboration
Supply chain integration – Integration with suppliers and/or customers
Membership in (work-related) virtual communities
ICT-based personal networks
Networking intensity of public sector institutions

 

LIFELONG AND COLLECTIVE LEARNING AND INNOVATION

ICT-enabled lifelong learning
Digital skills
Updating of digital skills
Collaboration & communication skills
Self-management skills
Workplaces enabling experiential learning
Collaboration’s effects on capacity to change
Individual effects of innovation-related collaboration on firm performance
Barriers that have negatively affected firms’ innovation-related collaboration

 

E-PARTICIPATION AND ICT-ENABLED EMPOWERMENT

Job autonomy index
ICT use for collaborative work in teams or projects
ICT-enabled access to resources (individuals)
ICT applications perceived as of major importance for the life of citizens
Availability of tools for eParticipation
Perceived effect of Internet on general living conditions in the region