The World Smart City Congress 2015 is the key annual event for Urban Innovation.
The Barcelona based Congress has judged MK:Smart to be a great example of applied innovation derived from collaborative endeavour.
Alan Fletcher, KMi business development manager, Open University, Peter Marland, Leader of MK Council and Geoff Snelson, director of strategy Milton Keynes Council were delighted to accept the nomination on behalf of the project.
“Being a finalist in this competition is a fantastic endorsement for MK:Smart. Recognition at this level for our approach and application is fantastic for the entire consortium” said Alan Fletcher.
Geoff Snelson commented “The Milton Keynes Future City Programme depends on the integration of knowledge and expertise from our wide range of partners. The MK: Smart project is at the heart of that integration. It’s great to see it recognised in this way as a leading innovation in data curation for the benefit of the city, its citizens and businesses.”
MK:Smart was shortlisted for this award against significant competition from around the world. This was warmly welcomed by Peter Marland, Leader of MK council. “Once again, MK is seen to be at the leading edge of innovation on the global stage. This is great news for the city on many levels” said Marland