The Open University’s expert on transport strategy leads discussion on connected vehicles and intelligent infrastructure at a prestigious conference on smart cars and urban mobility. Last month saw Milton Keynes host the very first trial of a driverless car in the UK. This milestone moment put Britain and indeed Milton Keynes at the forefront […]
Senior figures from the worlds of planning and business in China visited Milton Keynes on Friday (4 November) as part of a UK mission to potentially kick-start a major international smart city partnership between leading Chinese and UK cities. Milton Keynes Council, the city-based Transport Systems Catapult and The Open University played host to […]
Today, MK:Smart Research Associate Shuangyan Liu tells us how she makes data easy to interrogate, share and integrate to build smart applications. What are you working on right now? I’m currently responsible for the quality of the data stored in the MK Data Hub. Data quality as a term is pretty self-explanatory—it refers to […]
As part of our series of interviews with the Data Science Group, today we meet Enrico Daga, Project Officer for Linked Data, who tells us why our understanding data licensing information is so important. What is linked data? Linked data is a novel approach to publishing information on the World Wide Web in such […]
Take this 15 minute survey to share your views on current and future transportation if you live in or around Milton Keynes. An ambitious three-year project involving MK:Smart partners University of Cambridge, Milton Keynes Council, The Open University and Transport Systems Catapult, UK Autodrive is trialling the use of connected and self-driving vehicles on the streets of Milton Keynes […]
Households in Broughton have been signing up to participate in our trial of Water Monitor – a tool that provides them with information about their water use every week. The Water Monitor trial team announced they were ready to recruit households in Broughton Gate, in May 2016. There was overwhelming response and almost 115 households signed up […]
MK:Smart’s Commercial Manager, Rajinder Sharma, gave the Biztech (Business Technology Forum for Milton Keynes Board) an update on the project at their strategy meeting held at MK College yesterday. This included opportunities arising from current business engagement activities, such as inward investment, smart cities seminars, MK Data Hub networking events, the MK:Smart Graduate Tech Start-Up […]
We’re very proud to have won a Biztech BrightSparc Award for Best Academic & Business Research Project. Organised by Biztech, the Business and Technology Forum for Milton Keynes and the SEMLEP region, the BrightSparc Awards are a yearly search for the best new ideas with great commercial prospects in Milton Keynes and the surrounding […]
The Hypercat Summit 2016 was an evening of lively, informed debate on IoT, Smart Cities and personal data. A truly international audience at London’s Royal Festival Hall on 20 June had the pleasure of hearing from a wide range of experts and thought leaders who gave short presentations, followed by open debate. Chaired by […]
MK:Smart showcases its Education work as part of The Open University’s annual Charter Day celebrations. Last week, the project’s educational work was exhibited alongside other stands within the academic community. Alongside the A3 poster, large MK:Smart banner and leaflets, the stand included the first paper prototype of the sim-city data challenge map and displayed the MOOC’s interface. The event, which […]
The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, visited the MK:Smart team in the Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute to learn more about the project and the OU’s cutting edge research and development of applications. Led by the OU’s Vice-Chancellor, Peter Horrocks, the MK:Smart team, represented by Alan Fletcher […]
Members of the MK:Smart team were kept extremely busy at the Smart IoT London Conference and Exhibition last week, as part of the Urban IoT Showcase. Professor John Miles of Cambridge University and Alan Fletcher of the Open University both had speaking slots in the conference, whilst Jaisha Bruce of the OU managed the MK:Smart stand at […]
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...