Tuesday evening (16th May) saw a hive of activity at the iconic BT Tower in London, for MK:Smart’s Final Showcase and Reception. The project team, friends and VIPs alike gathered in the BT Tower’s famous 34th floor revolving rotunda, to take in the spectacular 360 degree views and celebrate the closing of Milton Keynes’ […]
Aran Noden, Editor of Pan European Networks: Smart Cities, a publication covering the cutting edge technologies that are revolutionising urban development and driving the fourth industrial revolution, recently interviewed Professor Enrico Motta, Director of the MK:Smart Project. The Government publication recently featuring contributions from current and former European Commissioners will now extend to a […]
As part of the continuing Business engagement at MK:Smart, University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK) has just finished playing host to a series of 1 Day Developers Training Workshops featuring the ThingWorx platform throughout 2016 and 2017. At the end of the course delegates were given free access to the ThingWorx eLearning materials and their […]
City leaders are increasingly tasked to create more sustainable and efficient cities despite sinking budgets. To do so, they are starting to use the enormous amount of data generated within their cities in combination with well-developed strategies, improved planning and smart technology to improve the lives of their citizens and deliver better services. Geoff Snelson, […]
MK:Smart’s Patrick Wang and Annika Wolff recently visited students at Stantonbury Campus, to talk about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). On Monday 27th March, Year 6 and 7 students from 16 local schools attended the Griffin School Trust’s inaugural Science Symposium at Stantonbury Campus, where MK:Smart and other guests helped with a series […]
Over 80 SME’s and postgraduate students attended the MK:Smart Funding & Competitions Seminar at University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK) in March 2017. The event provided SME’s and Start-Ups (including ‘university spin-outs’) with options to continue building applications around Smart Cities, Big Data and Internet of Things ( IoT), and to secure funding and support […]
Heard the term Smart City and wondered what it is? Or, want to explore the role of technology and data in cities? Join the last presentation of the Smart Cities MOOC now! Cities are increasingly deploying ‘smart’ innovative technical solutions to deal with the challenges they face, such as rapid urbanisation, inequality and climate change. […]
Pioneers of the first customer counting and tracking tools to hit the UK retail sector, Geniusin Ltd, partner with MK:Smart to give MK restaurants a chance to join the Smart City arena. Created by Geniusin Ltd, getWaiter is a smartphone app designed to solve three, real world problems. First, to take the stress out of […]
At the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Smart Cities earlier this month, the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP hailed Milton Keynes as an internationally recognised leader in smart city technology. “As recently as 20 years ago, the term smart cities would not have registered with most people, myself included,” said the Rt Hon Greg Hands […]
Triple win for MK:Smart the Smart Cities UK Awards 2017 The Smart Cities UK Awards recognise the very best examples of smart city transformation across the UK so MK:Smart was especially proud to have won in two categories, with the CAPE project, an initiative closely associated with MK:Smart, also winning an award at this year’s […]
It’s no secret that Milton Keynes is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. With celebrations in full swing across the city, MK:Smart played its part by teaming up with the National Museum of Computing to host the third and final instalment of MK:Smart’s collaboration with the Bytes Festival series, this one especially dedicated to MK50. Visitors […]
A wireless sensor network that specifically meets the needs of Internet of Things solutions is now available in Milton Keynes. Over 30 businesses gathered at the University Campus Milton Keynes last week for the launch of the city’s own LoRa network—a wireless sensor network designed to serve Internet of Things solutions. Powered by LoRaWan, a specification […]
As a result of the work conducted under the MK:Smart project umbrella, Milton Keynes takes a prominent place in recently published report by the World Bank Group that focuses on governmental response...
Geoff Snelson, director of strategy and futures of Milton Keynes council presented the MK:Smart vision to the TM Forum 3rd Smart City in Focus Forum in Yinchuan, China. The MK delegation included...
As MK:Smart project came to an end, we reflect on our achievements to date in this short video summarising some of the main areas of MK:Smart research. Although the project officially finished at...