Events

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Funding and Competitions Seminar

7th March 2017, UCMK, Milton Keynes
The MK:Smart project is holding an informative event targeting technology SME’s and Start-Ups (including start-ups from current students and graduates) to provide them with options to secure funding when the project finishes.

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MK Community Energy Conference 2017

25th February 2017, UCMK, Milton Keynes
Exploring the past, present and future for sustainability and energy in Milton Keynes with MK Community Energy Alliance.

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Thingworx Workshop Series

16 & 17 November 2016
A series of Internet of Things (IoT) developer workshops on the Thingworx platform—a tool for developing smart, connected applications that’s suitable for all business types, including those who don’t have a technical background.

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Thingworx Workshop Series

5 & 6 October 2016 
A series of Internet of Things (IoT) developer workshops on the Thingworx platform—a tool for developing smart, connected applications that’s suitable for all business types, including those who don’t have a technical background.

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Urban Startup Lab

September 2016, TBA
MK:Smart has teamed up with Fronesys to delver an Urban Startup Lab that will bring entrepreneurs together to create new products and services in a Smart Cities context. This programme of workshops will be valuable to anyone who wants to better understand and influence how technology transforms business and society in an urban context. Contact us to find out more.

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Thingworx Workshop Series

21 & 22 September 2016
A series of Internet of Things (IoT) developer workshops on the Thingworx platform—a tool for developing smart, connected applications that’s suitable for all business types, including those who don’t have a technical background.

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Wesley Goatley & Georgina Voss: Ground Resistance

Milton Keynes International Festival 2016, 15-24 July 2016
Exploring the interaction between technology, culture and society, artists Wesley Goatley and Geogina Voss have created Ground Resistance – two installations which focus on the concept of the ‘smart city’ and how Milton Keynes appears through the data that it generates.

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Smart Cities Massive Online Open Course (MOOC)

4th July 2016
A free online course, devilvered by The Open University, that introduces learners to smart cities, exploring the role of technology and data in approaching city challenges. There are two further presentations of this course planned beyond July 2016.

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European Data Forum EDF 2016

29th-30th June 2016, Eindhoven
Urban smart Living… More information

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The MK Hackathon

25th – 26th June 2016

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MKEX 2016

22 June 2016, StadiumMK, 9am to 4pm

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The Public Launch of the MK Data Hub

15th June 2016, 6pm – 8pm at UCMK, 502 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes
The MK Data Hub is Milton Keynes’ citywide infrastructure for exchanging and creating things with data. It was developed by the MK:Smart project to support local enterprises in creating data-led services and products.
We are delighted to announce that it is now being released to the public, so every company and developer with an interest in Milton Keynes can benefit.
Please join us at the launch to explore what the MK Data Hub and the wider MK:Smart project can do for you. More information

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Liveworx 2016

6th-9th June 2016, Boston MA
At LiveWorx 2016, a PTC customer panel shed light on why they are pursuing IoT. Here’s four field lessons culled from their stories – along with the issues Internet of Things projects must face. More information

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The Urban IoT Showcase

12th – 13th April 2016, London Excel
Smart IoT London have put together a showcase to demonstrate some of the most progressive and exciting IoT programmes developed for the urban environment, and to educate the delegates on how intelligent technologies and applications will benefit citizens, businesses, policy makers and planners.
This is a two-day, education-led conference developed in collaboration with Innovate UK, the Digital Catapult, the KTN and leading Academics. The event will be attended by local authorities, urban planners, public/private sector service providers, technology providers, enterprise, and the investment community. More information

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The Connected City Summit

16th – 17th March 2016, LSO St Luke’s, London
More than half the world’s population now live in cities. With advancements in IoT creating ever more connected-devices, how can we apply new technology to make our cities more efficient, safer and sustainable? We’ll explore the latest technologies driving the smart city forward.  Our Project Director, Enrico Motta presented MK:Smart – A Data-centric Approach to Open Innovation at the IoT, Data & Predictive Analytics Session. More information.

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MK:Smart Technology Employability and Graduate Fair

24th February 2016, UCMK, Milton Keynes
This event is an exciting opportunity for jobs and work placements, connecting citizens, students and businesses together. More information.

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IoT Tech Expo Europe 2016

10th February 2016, Olympia, London
Our Project Director, Enrico Motta  presented MK:Smart – Enabling data-driven open innovation at the Smart Cities track.

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TSU Seminar Series, Hilary Term 2016 – Urban Mobilities in the Smart City

2nd February 2016, Oxford University
Emeritus Professor Stephen Potter and Dr Miguel Valdez gave a presentation entitled Alternative models for Smart City mobility – What about the ‘User’?.

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Lean Start-Up One Day Course

15th December 2015, UCMK, Milton Keynes
Developers and small businesses have been invited to the second phase of this course to help support their start-up. This event is associated with the Enterprise and Education elements of MK:Smart.

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Smart City Expo

17th November 2015, Barcelona
As part of the UKTI’s (UK Trade and Investment) presence at this major event, Alan Fletcher, MK:Smart Chief Project Liaison Officer and members of MK Council have been invited to represent the MK Future City Programme.

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European Utility Week

3rd November 2015, Vienna, Austria
Our Project Director, Enrico Motta discussed Smart Cities at this international conference which included over 500 utility representatives from across the continent.

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Britain’s Smart Cities 2015

21st October 2015, East London
Our Project Director, Enrico Motta and Geoff Snelson, Director for Strategy at Milton Keynes Council, took part in a panel who discussed the issue of “Closing the gap between theory and implementation”.

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Our MK Working Group – Schools Project

20th October 2015, Milton Keynes Academy, Milton Keynes
The aim of this session is to develop the idea of a water reduction programme in schools, into a project that could apply for funding. Read more about the competition…

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Phase 1 MK Data Hub Launch

20th October 2015, UCMK, Milton Keynes
This invitation-only event was a celebratory launch of the first phase of the MK Data Hub. The evening included a series of short talks and a showcase of MK:Smart’s innovative work.

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Our MK Launch

23rd September 2015, Transport Systems Catapult, Milton Keynes
Ourmk.org was launched as a platform for all people living in Milton Keynes who want to have their say in shaping the future of our city. Individual citizens as well as existing groups can share their ideas through the website and apply for up to £5K funding to run projects beneficial for the city’s transport, energy, water, health and environment.

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Our MK Project Advice Workshop

29th July 2015, Community Action: MK, Acorn House, 351 Midsummer Boulevard , MK9 3HP, Milton Keynes
Have you got a great idea for our city? Want up to £5k to get your project off the ground? Why not apply for the Our MK Competition…

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Our MK Project Advice Workshop

22nd July 2015, Community Action: MK, Acorn House, 351 Midsummer Boulevard , MK9 3HP, Milton Keynes
Have you got a great idea for our city? Want up to £5k to get your project off the ground? Why not apply for the Our MK Competition…

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MK:Smart Lean Start Up workshop

26th June 2015, University Campus, Milton Keynes
The latest collaboration between the Open University and Fronesys, as part of the MK:Smart programme, has produced a one day course geared toward start-ups with an interest in learning about how to exploit commercial opportunities around urban data. The course also covers the use of modern entrepreneurship tools to drive the creation and growth of new technology businesses.

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MK EX Technology Exhibition

24th June 2015, Stadium:MK, Milton Keynes Stadium Way
MKEX is a technology exhibition that provides you with an opportunity to find about new technology and innovations. We will be hosting technology businesses and speakers from a wide area to share their inspirations and ideas.

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International Conference on Technology, Policy and Innovation

17th-19th June 2015, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes
ICTPI’15 conference aims to bring together leading representatives of academic, business, and government sectors worldwide to present and discuss current and future issues of critical importance for using science and technology to foster regional economic development and shared prosperity at home and abroad.

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GeekGirl Meetup Milton Keynes – Founders Stories

12th June 2015, University Campus, Milton Keynes
Geek Girl Meetup, the global community for women interested in tech, code, start-ups and design is now in Milton Keynes. We’ve invited speakers to help inspire us in 2015.

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Big Data & Logistics

10th June 2015, University Campus, Milton Keynes
As part of the continuing Business Engagement, UCMK hosted an event lead by Professor Ram Ramanthan who has been looking at “Big Data in Logistics” (BDLog) to investigate the impact of data and business analytics on the performance of logistics firms in the UK.

MK Geek Night

MK Geek Night

11th June 2015, The Buszy, 401 Elder Gate Central Milton Keynes
MK Geek Night is a FREE Milton Keynes based meet up for people to meet up over a few beers and chat about web design, development, UX, technology, creative stuff, photography and general geekery. Alan Fletcher from MK:Smart will be speaking.

Smart Systems: Intelligent Universe

Smart Systems: Intelligent Universe

8th June 2015, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London
The event brings together a unique mix of leaders from both the public and private sectors, across different domains including: neuroscience, artificial intelligence, anthropology, architecture, government, technology, banking, city planning, manufacturing, transportation, security, art and healthcare.

Smart Cities, Cambridge Enterprise and Technology Club

Smart Cities, Cambridge Enterprise & Technology Club

30th April 2015, Cambridge, UK
Paul Sant and Rajinder Sharma from MK:Smart will present MK:Smart.

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Smart to Future Cities Summit

28th – 29th April 2015, Waldorf Hilton, London
Geoff Snelson from MK Council will be speaking. This year’s agenda will reflect the variety within the Smart Cities ecosystem; from Urban IoT enabled applications and services such as smart parking, mobility, energy, health, safety and security, to city governance, sustainable cities and finance/funding among other topics.

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Ask the Experts

5th February 2015, UCMK, Milton Keynes
Students, local businesses and Milton Keynes Council are all invited to this ‘Ask the experts’ event which will focus on The Internet of Things.

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14th International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation (ICTPI 2014) – Building Sustainable R&D Centers in Emerging Technology Regions

9th September 2014, Brno, Czech Republic
ICTPI 2014 will be devoted to opportunities, challenges, and policies related to capacity building in emerging technology regions. The conference is being organised by Masaryk University Technology Transfer Office with further regional and institutional partners from the South Moravian Region.

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MK:Smart Citizen Lab: The Big Energy Debate

5th September 2014, The National Energy Centre, Milton Keynes
We are hosting our first live debate at the National Energy Foundation HQ in Knowlhill to explore and challenge solutions for the future of energy use in Milton Keynes.

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Behave Energy Conference 2014

3rd September 2014, The University of Oxford, Oxford
Behave 2014 is the third European conference on behaviour and energy efficiency. This year’s theme is ‘Paradigm Shift: From Energy Efficiency to Energy Reduction through Social Change’ and will explore how energy efficiency can be achieved through social behavioural change.

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MK:Smart Citizen Lab: Flying Trains, Jet Packs and Hyperloops: Transforming the Future of Transport in MK

11th August 2014, Transport Systems Catapult Ltd, Milton Keynes
In this workshop we will identify current transport issues in MK, understand the challenges for the future of transport in our city and invite you to be a part of creating solutions. We are hosting this Citizen Lab event to draw out issues and solutions for how can create successful pilot projects to test new ideas.

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How can the UK innovate for the world’s cities?

17th July 2014, 1 Alfred St, London
The Future Cities Catapult hosted an event to launch our new report on UK capabilities for urban innovation. The report has been prepared by the Future Cities Catapult and Arup.

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MK:Smart Citizen Lab Ideas Workshop – Water

18th July 2014, The Well at Willen, Milton Keynes
A workshop to explore ideas for sustainable water initiatives in Milton Keynes. In this workshop we heard from water scientists from HR Wallingford to identify current water issues, understand the challenges for the future of water use in MK and invite you to be a part of creating solutions.

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Space For You!

25th June 2014, UCMK, Milton Keynes
The Satellite Applications Catapult and UCMK jointly held an MK:Smart event inviting everyone curious about the space industry and its applications. We heard from experts and space start-ups and there were a number of demonstration areas to showcase real uses of space applications and technologies.

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Sustainability in Milton Keynes – a Special Energy Club Event

25th June 2014, The Open University, Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Council partnered with the Energy Club and The Open University to bring attendees a special event during EU Sustainability Week . Delegates enjoyed a morning of talks by local Sustainability Experts and were informed about sustainability in Milton Keynes.

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MK:Smart Citizen Lab Project Ideas Workshop – Energy

16th June 2014, The Open University, Milton Keynes
MK:Smart Citizen Lab held an ideas workshop with citizens to discuss how we can create successful collaborative energy initiatives for facing demand issues.

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Westmnister eForum – Smart cities: innovation, infrastructure and the opportunity for the UK

12th June 2014, Glaziers Hall, London
The Westminster eForum aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in Parliament, Whitehall and regulatory agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy relating to technology.

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Future City Debate – Priming the Local Economy

22nd May 2014, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
MK Gallery collaborated with The Fred Roche Foundation to host this event as part of the Future City Debate series. This talk addressed how we prepare for growth in the future, and support a diverse and prosperous local economy that embraces enterprise and forward thinking ideas.

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MK:Smart Citizen Lab Workshop – People Powered Change

21st May 2014, Margaret Powell House, Milton Keynes
MK:Smart Citizen Lab delivered an event for residents who are interested in shaping the future of transport, energy and water use in MK. Attendees listened to stimulating talks from guest speakers about some innovative community initiatives, and then voiced their opinions.

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ODI Futures – Show me the future of: the built environment and open data

19th May 2014, Nottingham University, Nottingham
This research afternoon brought together academics, innovators and businesses to share research and development. In an era of rapid urbanisation we are witnessing increasing demand for additional housing, infrastructure, transport and green spaces. The session posed questions regarding how open data can help tackle these challenges and how it is already being used by innovative businesses.

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MK:Smart Citizen Lab Ideas Workshop – Redways: An Asset Fit for the Future

30th April 2014, Margaret Powell House, Milton Keynes
Groups and individuals with a particular interest in shaping the future of transport in MK attended this MK:Smart Citizen Lab event. The ideas workshop drew out issues around how we travel around Milton Keynes, with a particular focus on the redways network.

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Smart to Future Cities conference

29th April 2014, Grand Connaught Rooms, London
This conference looked at the move of Smart Cities into the mainstream, as we see governments commit finance and policy to smart city development, deployments of smart city protocols and operating platforms and acceptance of smart technologies as the norm in transport, energy, development, assisted living and security in cities.

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The Open University Charter Day

29th April 2014, The Open University, Milton Keynes
Charter Day was celebrated at the OU’s campusl to commemorate The Open University’s Royal Charter being granted in April 1969. The day included presentations, awards and an exhibition at Walton Hall.

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World Water Day at Network Rail

21st March 2014, The Quadrant:MK, Milton Keynes
HR Wallingford visited Network Rail, as part of their World Water Day event, to spread the word about MK:Smart.