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MK:Smart Director talks Citizens, Ecosystems and the MK 2050 Vision.

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 […]

Building Apps for Smart Cities

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 […]

MK:Smart at Smart Cities CEE Conference in Budapest

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, […]

The Griffin School Trust’s Science Symposium

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 […]

Funding Opportunities for Tech Companies beyond MK:Smart

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 […]

Last Smart Cities MOOC!

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. […]

Milton Keynes hailed in House of Commons as a leader in Smart City technology

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 […]

Smart Cities UK 2017 Awards

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 […]

MK Bytes Festival inspires hundreds of visitors at the National Museum of Computing

 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 […]

LoRa network now available in Milton Keynes

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 […]