Welcome to MK:Smart, the home page for all things Smart City in Milton Keynes. Milton Keynes has been a leading UK Smart City since 2014, when the successful three-year MK:Smart programme was launched. This highly influential initiative shaped the smart city agenda not just in Milton Keynes but at an international level, and established Milton Keynes as one of the leading smart cities in the world. 

The comprehensive research and development programme that began back in 2014 continues to foster innovation and growth in Milton Keynes.

Milton Keynes has been recognized as one of the top places to live in 2024

In March 2024, The Times recognised that Milton Keynes (MK) is one of the best cities to live in.  MK offers a vibrant lifestyle with ample...

Scaling-up community care with MK:Communities

The GATEKEEPER project, a large-scale pilot initiative across Europe focusing...

City Council Secures £1m for drone project

Milton Keynes City Council secured £1m government funding for drone...

Self-driving shuttles coming to Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes City Council and partners secured £2m grant funding for new...

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Citizen Forensics

The Citizen Forensics project explores how digital technologies impact (and have the potential to enhance)…

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Gatekeeper

The main objective of the Project is to create a GATEKEEPER that connects healthcare providers,…

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GreenDATA

A new project to capture, store and share power generation and use data from domestic…

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iSpot Nature

iSpotnature.org is a citizen science platform for biodiversity run by The Open University (OU). iSpot…

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MarK

MarK (Advanced Radio in Milton Keynes) project aims at developing the next generation 5G infrastructure…

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MK Drone Port

The City Council will work with Cranfield University’s Drone Innovation Hub and Satellite Applications Catapult…

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Secure Adaptive Usable Software Engineering (SAUSE)

SAUCE investigates and develops systematic, novel, and multidisciplinary approaches, especially in areas of requirements engineering,…

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Sensory Explorations of Nature in School Environments (SENSE)

Studies indicate that less than 25% of British kids regularly connect with local nature, leading…

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StreetCAV

The StreetCAV project (CAV standing for ‘connected and autonomous vehicles’ which vary from one-seaters up…

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REASON

REASON develops new AI systems that use psychosocial processes of crowd behaviour to improve human…

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Smart cities in the making

The "Smart Cities in the Making" project conducted an in-depth study of Milton Keynes, a…

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Falcon

Project FALCON (Flexible Approaches for Low Carbon Optimised Networks) investigated ‘Smart Grids’, working with local…

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Governing and designing urban artificial intelligences and robotics to attain more just and sustainable urban mobilities

This proposal is for an inter disciplinary research network that assists in the development of…

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