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’ […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Milton Keynes was showcased with Greenwich and Cardiff at this global event at London’s Excel conference centre. Alan Fletcher introduced the conference audience to the MK:Smart story and the need for technical and cultural connectivity in a city environment. Alan focused on the need to connect not just things but people and places. At. The […]
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 […]
See.Sense – a technology company based in Northern Ireland – picked up the the BT Infinity Lab SME Awards 2016: Connected Cities for its ICON intelligent and connected cycle light, which was judged to have the greatest potential to make a difference to the cities of the future. They will now have the opportunity to work […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Open University’s Emeritus Professor Stephen Potter and Dr Miguel Valdez gave a presentation on 2nd February at the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford. The talk was part of the TSU Seminar Series for 2016 entitled Urban Mobilities in the Smart City which brings together a range of world-leading academics and urban policy practitioners to debate […]
Alan Valdez, researcher in the Transport element of MK:Smart, presented a session on Sustainable Transport at The All-Energy UK 2015 Exhibition and Conference. The event, held in the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow was attended by 8,250 delegates from over 50 countries. Valdez, Research Associate at The Open University, explained how Milton Keynes […]
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...