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Smart Cities in India: the Opportunities for Business

Rajinder Sharma gave a keynote presentation at the Smart Cities in India summit in the City of London, organised by the Ministry for Growth. Topics covered at the summit included Rapid Transport Systems, Infrastructure, Big Data and Energy. In addition there were panel sessions on partnership collaboration, the legal framework and funding smart cities projects. The […]

MK:Smart at MKEX 2016

MKEX returns to Milton Keynes this Wednesday 22 June. This national exhibition, which showcases technology from education to industry, attracts exhibitors and visitors from all over the country. We’ll be on hand to explain how the MK:Smart project aims to improve the lives of Milton Keynes citizens as well as supporting the growth and development […]

MK:Smart at Liveworx 16

MK:Smart joins the Liveworx 16 panel session for global media delegates. Liveworx 16 is billed as the Premier IoT business event, with over 5000 delegates attending the event at the Boston MA Conference centre.  MK:Smart were invited to tell the story of how a modern city can be a smart one.  Alan Fletcher, Open University, was invited to be […]

MK Data Hub opens to the public

As a data sharing portal that provides free access to a huge variety of Milton Keynes datasets, the MK Data Hub is the beating heart of the MK:Smart project With Milton Keynes being one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and a great economic success story, the MK Data Hub was created by […]

MK:Smart wins Best Commercial Catalyst Award

The latest developments in MK Data Hub capability were shared on the International stage in Nice last week at TM Forum Live!– receiving huge interest and achieving the “Best Commercial Catalyst” award. Geoff Snelson, Director of Strategy at MK Council presented in the Smart Cities Summit, whilst a joint BT and OU  team led by […]

MK:Smart Water Monitor trial is about to start

Water Monitor is a new tool that provides households with information on their water use as well as hints and tips on how to use less water, to save money and benefit the environment. We want to understand what helps people to save water, to support a sustainable Milton Keynes. The trial will help us […]

See.Sense wins top prize and an opportunity to work with MKSmart

See.Sense – a technology company based in Northern Ireland – picked up the the BT Infinity Lab SME Awards 2016: Connected Cities  for its ICON intelligent and connected cycle light, which was judged to have the greatest potential to make a difference to the cities of the future. They will now have the opportunity to work […]

Visit MK:Smart’s Graduate Fair This Week!

Exciting job opportunities and work placements will be available at the MK:Smart Technology Employability and Graduate Fair to be held at University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK) on Wednesday 24 February. Open from 11am to 2.30pm, the Graduate Fair aims to bring together citizens, students and businesses to work together on innovative solutions to a variety […]

Smart city mobility – What about the ‘User’?

The Open University’s Emeritus Professor Stephen Potter and Dr Miguel Valdez gave a presentation on 2nd February at the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford. The talk was part of the TSU Seminar Series for 2016 entitled Urban Mobilities in the Smart City which brings together a range of world-leading academics and urban policy practitioners to debate […]

MK:Smart featured at IoT Tech Expo Europe 2016

Project Director, Enrico Motta, presented MKSmart at the Internet of Things Tech Expo 2016 in London on 10th February.   The event attracted over three thousand attendees, from across the IoT industry.  Enrico gave an overview of the MK: Smart Project and its role in the Milton Keynes Innovation Cluster and Future City Strategy, focusing on: How […]

A successful second year review!

A panel of 4 VIPs were hosted at the The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute, for MK:Smart’s second year Review. On Tuesday 2nd Feb 2016, the project’s management team and key partners gathered for the project’s formal review. Prof. Enrico Motta, MK:Smart Director, opened the meeting with an overview of the project and highlighted the successes achieved […]

Photo Competition Launched for MK Citizens

Whether you are an aspiring photographer or enjoy taking pictures MK:Smart would love you to take part. So, what’s your take on Milton Keynes as a ‘smart city’?  You could win one of a range of fantastic prizes, which include: A free place at the 10-week ‘Digital photography: creating and sharing better images’ course provided by the OU and The Royal Photographic Society […]