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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 […]

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: Linked Data

As part of our series of interviews with the Data Science Group, today we meet Enrico Daga, Project Officer for Linked Data, who tells us why our understanding data licensing information is so important.   What is linked data? Linked data is a novel approach to publishing information on the World Wide Web in such […]

Have your say on transport in Milton Keynes with the UK Autodrive Survey!

Take this 15 minute survey to share your views on current and future transportation if you live in or around Milton Keynes.   An ambitious three-year project involving MK:Smart partners University of Cambridge, Milton Keynes Council, The Open University and Transport Systems Catapult, UK Autodrive is trialling the use of connected and self-driving vehicles on the streets of Milton Keynes […]

Water Monitor trial proves popular in Broughton

Households in Broughton have been signing up to participate in our trial of Water Monitor – a tool that provides them with information about their water use every week.    The Water Monitor trial team announced they were ready to recruit households in Broughton Gate, in May 2016. There was overwhelming response and almost 115 households signed up […]

Legacy opportunities for Milton Keynes’ Business Technology Sector

MK:Smart’s Commercial Manager, Rajinder Sharma, gave the Biztech (Business Technology Forum for Milton Keynes Board) an update on the project at their strategy meeting held at MK College yesterday. This included opportunities arising from current business engagement activities, such as inward investment, smart cities seminars, MK Data Hub networking events, the MK:Smart Graduate Tech Start-Up […]

MK:Smart wins BrightSparc Award

We’re very proud to have won a Biztech BrightSparc Award for Best Academic & Business Research Project.   Organised by Biztech, the Business and Technology Forum for Milton Keynes and the SEMLEP region, the BrightSparc Awards are a yearly search for the best new ideas with great commercial prospects in Milton Keynes and the surrounding […]

MK:Smart at the Hypercat Summit 2016

The Hypercat Summit 2016 was an evening of lively, informed debate on IoT, Smart Cities and personal data. A truly international audience at London’s Royal Festival Hall on 20 June had the pleasure of hearing from a wide range of experts and thought leaders who gave short presentations, followed by open debate.   Chaired by […]

MK:Smart’s Educational Work Showcased at OU’s Learn About Fair

MK:Smart showcases its Education work as part of The Open University’s annual Charter Day celebrations.  Last week, the project’s educational work was exhibited alongside other stands within the academic community. Alongside the A3 poster, large MK:Smart banner and leaflets, the stand included the first paper prototype of the sim-city data challenge map and displayed the MOOC’s interface. The event, which […]

MK:Smart meets Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, visited the MK:Smart team in the Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute to learn more about the project and the OU’s cutting edge research and development of applications.  Led by the OU’s Vice-Chancellor, Peter Horrocks, the MK:Smart team, represented by Alan Fletcher […]