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, myself included,” said the Rt Hon Greg Hands […]


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 winning an award at this year’s […]


MK Bytes Festival inspires hundreds of visitors at the National Museum of Computing

 It’s no secret that Milton Keynes is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. With celebrations in full swing across the city, MK:Smart played its part by teaming up with the National Museum of Computing to host the third and final instalment of MK:Smart’s collaboration with the Bytes Festival series, this one especially dedicated to MK50. Visitors […]


LoRa network now available in Milton Keynes

A wireless sensor network that specifically meets the needs of Internet of Things solutions is now available in Milton Keynes.   Over 30 businesses gathered at the University Campus Milton Keynes last week for the launch of the city’s own LoRa network—a wireless sensor network designed to serve Internet of Things solutions. Powered by LoRaWan, a specification […]


Professor Stephen Potter gives his vision for urban mobility

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 […]


Major delegation from China visits Milton Keynes

Senior figures from the worlds of planning and business in China visited Milton Keynes on Friday (4 November) as part of a UK mission to potentially kick-start a major international smart city partnership between leading Chinese and UK cities.   Milton Keynes Council, the city-based Transport Systems Catapult and The Open University played host to […]


New Enterprise Development with Urban Start Up Lab to support local entrepreneurs

The New Enterprise Development with Urban Start Up Lab is a practical and hugely interactive course that will give entrepreneurs not just the theory but also the practical tools that are proven to help technology startups develop into successful business ventures. The course, which is part of the MK:Smart project, is suited to entrepreneurs from […]


Milton Keynes featured at global broadband event

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 […]


Milton Keynes home to first UK trial of a driverless car

If you were anywhere near Milton Keynes Central train station earlier this week, you can’t fail to have noticed the buzz as a driverless car weaved its way through the public, reaching speeds of 15mph. But this was more than a spectacle. It was the first time an autonomous vehicle had been tested in the […]


Spotlight Story: Data Quality

Today, MK:Smart Research Associate Shuangyan Liu tells us how she makes data easy to interrogate, share and integrate to build smart applications.   What are you working on right now? I’m currently responsible for the quality of the data stored in the MK Data Hub. Data quality as a term is pretty self-explanatory—it refers to […]


Spotlight Story: The Robots Are Coming

Today, MK:Smart’s Research Associate Ilaria Tiddi tells us how robots could play a vital role in smart cities. What are you researching right now? My aim is to explore how robots could interact with a smart city. It’s a brand new area of research for the MK:Smart project. The idea is to see how robots […]


MK:Smart to feature at Huawei conference in Shanghai

Milton Keynes will once again join the top table at an international conference on smart cities and how technology can make lives better – this time in Shanghai’s famous Expo Centre. Milton Keynes Council Leader Pete Marland and Director of Strategy Geoff Snelson will join delegates from around the world at the Huawei Connect 2016 […]