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The Big Energy Debate

Rebecca Brown from Community Action: MK Reports on our latest MK:Smart Citizen Lab event ‘The Big Energy Debate’; where we were asking “What role can communities play in developing solutions to our energy challenges” We held our first MK:Smart debate on Friday 5  September at the National Energy Foundation in Knowlhill as part of the […]

Empowering Citizen Researchers – Citizen Data Workshops

An important part of MK:Smart’s work is concerned with the management of personal data in a privacy-aware way and embedding privacy and security at the core of our data management infrastructure. Aligned with this work, a sub-set of the MK:Smart partners including The Open University and Milton Keynes Council are participating in a three-month feasibility […]

MK:Smart reaches out to China

A delegation of senior officials from the Zhejiang Economic and Information Technology Commission paid a visit to MK this week to engage with the Milton Keynes Future City Programme. Project partners Milton Keynes Council and the OU hosted the visit at the Transport Systems Catapult Imovation centre in MK. After a welcome from the Council […]

Join The Big Energy Debate!

Here’s a chance to have your voice heard and get involved in the search for smarter ways to manage energy use in Milton Keynes. Next in the series of MK:Smart Citizen Labs we are hosting our first live debate – asking questions about the future energy use in Milton Keynes. We are looking for groups […]