MK:Smart at Smart Cities CEE Conference in Budapest

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 improve the lives of their citizens and deliver better services. Geoff Snelson, Director for Strategies & Futures at Milton Keynes Council, recently attended the Smart Cities CEE conference in Budapest, to present MK:Smart and Milton Keynes’ wider range of smart city projects to the 200 attendees from Hungary and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. “As ever there was a lot of interest in the MK Data Hub and driverless cars programme” commented Snelson, and continued to say “it was evident that many of the participants were already aware of Milton Keynes and our reputation for technology innovation. The event reinforced the sense that MK:Smart continues to be a...


The Griffin School Trust’s Science Symposium

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...

Funding Opportunities for Tech Companies beyond MK:Smart

Funding Opportunities for Tech Companies beyond MK:Smart

Over 80 SME’s and postgraduate students attended the MK:Smart Funding & Competitions Seminar at University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK) in March 2017.   The event provided SME’s and Start-Ups (including ‘university spin-outs’) with options to continue building applications...

Last Smart Cities MOOC!

Last Smart Cities MOOC!

Heard the term Smart City and wondered what it is? Or, want to explore the role of technology and data in cities? Join the last presentation of the Smart Cities MOOC now! Cities are increasingly deploying ‘smart’ innovative technical solutions to deal with the challenges they face, such as...


Milton Keynes hailed in House of Commons as a leader in Smart City technology

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,...

Smart Cities UK 2017 Awards

Triple win for MK:Smart the Smart Cities UK Awards 2017 The Smart Cities UK Awards recognise the very best examples of smart city transformation across the UK so MK:Smart was especially proud to have won in two categories, with the CAPE project, an initiative closely associated with MK:Smart, also...