Category Archives: Data

Make My City Smarter!

MK:Smart was part of a select range of Open University projects showcased to parliamentarians, in the Atlee Suite of Portcullis House in Westminster last Wednesday (9th March 2016). The team comprising of Jaisha Bruce, Jane Whild and Mathieu d’Aquin (Activity Leader: Data) from the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) and Daniel Gooch and Annika Wolff from the […]

A Packed MK:Smart Technology Fair Showcases Smart City Employment Opportunities

More than 100 exhibitors, students and graduates packed into University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK) part of the University of Bedfordshire for the MK:Smart Technology Graduate and Employability Fair on 24th February.               Focusing on innovative smart city solutions being developed by SMEs, the fair connected students, graduates and businesses […]

The Heat Is On!

Last week five students from a local school in Bletchley, attended the MK:Smart Graduate Fair with their teacher. On Wednesday 24th February 2016, five students and their teacher from the Lord Grey School in Bletchley attended the MK:Smart Graduate Fair and STEM event where they had an opportunity to engage with Annika Wolff from the Urban Data School initiative. Wolff […]

MK:Smart at the Smart Cities UK Showcase

Chief Liaison Officer, Alan Fletcher, was recently part of a discussion panel: Extracting the value of data from a city   The panel, chaired by Damien Smith, Economic Advisor at the Department for Work and Pensions, also included Finlay Kelly, Economist for Future Cities Catapult and Lee Omar, CEO of Red Ninja as part of a day-long event at The Brewery […]

MK:Smart featured at IoT Tech Expo Europe 2016

Project Director, Enrico Motta, presented MKSmart at the Internet of Things Tech Expo 2016 in London on 10th February.   The event attracted over three thousand attendees, from across the IoT industry.  Enrico gave an overview of the MK: Smart Project and its role in the Milton Keynes Innovation Cluster and Future City Strategy, focusing on: How […]

New Opportunities for Technology Entrepreneurship

Around 30 Business people from SME’s and Start-Ups gathered at University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK) for the second in the series of ‘Lean Start-ups in Smart Cities’ courses earlier this week. Jyoti Banerjee, Partner at Fronesys and Gerd Kortuem, Professor of Computing at the Open University fronted the day’s proceedings. This included a morning session […]

Further award success

The MK Data Hub has won the prestigious “Business IT Innovation of the Year” at the UK IT Awards 2015 The event was attended by thousands of the UK’s technology leaders and professionals from around the UK. The UK IT awards, run by The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) and Computing Magazine, are highly acclaimed due to the […]

The Broadband World Forum

Last week MK:Smart was represented by BT at one of the world’s largest telecoms, media & technology events held at the London Excel centre.  Amongst the BT content, there was a keynote presentation by Tim Whitley (BT’s Managing Director of Research and Innovation) which described how the MK Data Hub has been designed to support the monetisation of IoT services. On the BT […]

Project win at Data Storage Awards

We’re pleased to announce that last night the MK Data Hub won “Storage Solution Data Protection Project of the Year” at the Storage Awards 2015. The data hub was nominated for best storage solution as a result of The Open University’s work with various organisations in realising the MK Data Hub’s capacity for data storage. The award was […]

MK:Smart wins “Best New Catalyst” award at TM Forum Live!

The project was recognised at an international conference for its work on the MK Data Hub. The Best New Catalyst Award recognises projects with innovative solutions to common challenges. TM Forum Live! 2015, put on by the international standards body for ICT management systems (TM Forum), was attended by approximately 4,500 industry experts from around the […]

Start-up course on urban data

As part of MK:Smart, Fronesys  and The Open University are holding a one day training event for SMEs using urban data. The hardest part of starting a new technology business is taking the first step. This is made doubly difficult when the start-up’s big new idea relates to making sense of the increasing mountain of […]