Crowdfunding through Our MK platform

On Thursday the 1st June MK:Smart has launched the next phase of Our MK project, focusing on supporting projects crowdfund finance and support through our spaceHive page. We were also promoting a crowfunding workshop for people interested in learning about crowdfunding and how they can make the most of Our MK, the new crowdfunding platform in Milton Keynes. During the event, around 80 attendees found out about the four projects we are currently helping to support: The MK Community Fridge is two fridges and one freezer located in the foyer of The Old Bath House and Community Centre, Stratford Road, Wolverton and available to access from Saturday 1 July. The fridges will enable residents and businesses to share surplus food and for anyone to help themselves to quality food that would otherwise be wasted. They are seeking £1,639. Camphill MK Communities is looking to crowdfund the purchase of two essential, potentially life-saving defibrillators for the community of people...


MK:Smart related project wins coveted award at TM Forum Live

A collaborative catalyst project led by BT, sponsored by Milton Keynes Council and making use of the MK Data Hub, has won the Outstanding Performance Award in Catalyst Programme at TM Forum Live 2017. The news was announced at the prestigious TM Forum Live Awards hosted in Nice, France on 17...

MK:Smart Celebrates at the BT Tower!

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...

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

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...

Building Apps for Smart Cities

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...


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...

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...