Milton Keynes is a key city in this exciting national collaboration to build capability in the IoT.
Hyper/cat is, put simply, a catalogue of protocols and standards that can be used to connect things on the internet. The reality of creating and agreeing such a catalogue is of course a significant undertaking. The benefits of creating and utilising standard approaches are the increased capability of developers to get things to market at speed and the ability of cities to develop faster communication and service infrastructures, bringing real benefit to citizens.
Milton Keynes is one of two cities currently working at the forefront of this initiative with a consortium that includes other MK:Smart partners The Open University and BT, as well as a range of SMEs and large commercial organisations.
Through the Milton Keynes Future Cities Programme, all of the leading edge capabilities currently in evidence in MK will be linked to #HyperCatCity and help shape propositions from the perspective of the UK’s fastest growing city and its communities. It will help validate value models, bring research and development projects into the city, and explore new funding models.
“#HyperCatCity will help me navigate the Smart City jungle and ensure that Milton Keynes is involved in shaping the future of smart city systems and services for citizens.”
Geoff Snelson, Director of Strategy Milton Keynes Council
Find out more about this initiative here.