Are you curious to find out what a smart city is, and how citizens can play their part? It’s still not late to register for this six week course on FutureLearn. We’re pleased to announce that over 4,000 people have already signed up to The Open University’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). From 28 September learners will […]
Could you win a UHD TV by changing your energy habits? Are you prepared to re-think the way in which you use electricity and gas? Samsung is running an energy trial exclusively for Milton Keynes residents and only 90 households will be selected to take part. These people will have the chance to win a […]
A new website to find out your ideas about how to make Milton Keynes a smarter, greener city is set to launch later this month. Our MK is an online platform to bring together the citizens of Milton Keynes to share, discuss and develop innovative, technology-centred ideas that will make a positive impact on local […]
The Education element of MK:Smart was flagged as a positive case study in a report providing recommendations on how the UK can ensure it is competitive in the domain of data analytics. The briefing from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Nesta) suggested that data analytics could be embedded in other academic subjects. […]
Today the MK:Smart team were joined by visitors from Jinjiang Municipal People’s Government at The Open University. They were keen to form a relationship with members of Milton Keynes Council, including Council Leader, Peter Marland. Mr Marland welcomed our guests who included Mr Xu Hongcheng, Executive Vice Mayor of Jinjiang. Leader of the MK:Smart Data workstream, Mathieu […]
This leading global information and communications technology solutions provider have become an Associate Partner of MK:Smart. Through its co-laboratory at Adastral Park in Suffolk, Huawei will enable members of the MK:Smart consortium, including Milton Keynes Council, BT and The Open University to review, test and analyse datahub architecture, helping to develop innovative solutions that will […]
Anna-Klis Davies from Community Action: MK reported on this event which introduced MK residents to the Citizen Ideas Competition The Citizen Innovation team at MK:Smart held it’s second project advice workshop on Wednesday 29th of July at Community Action: MK office in Acorn House. The workshop was designed for MK Citizens who have submitted their ideas and projects […]
This global IT firm has become a part of our Smart City project. We are pleased to announce that Tech Mahindra have joined MK:Smart this July as an Associate Partner. This specialist, in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering solutions will bring its global expertise to MK:Smart and help in the creation of a social media monitoring platform for Milton […]
Our Citizen Innovation team hosted the first in a series of advice workshops this week, organised to support MK citizens with great project ideas to apply for funding through our Citizen Ideas Competition. It is open to projects aimed at improving transport, energy, water, health or environment in MK. The successful entries will be granted funding to help […]
Working with a group of four students taking part in a business, technology and innovation school (which reaches across Europe and beyond), Paul Sant set an innovation challenge around the link between increased congestion in Milton Keynes and air pollution across the city. On the 30th June the leader of the Enterprise workstream of MK:Smart visited […]
The project’s Commercial Manager, Rajinder Sharma introduced our Smart City work on 7 July 2015 at the Transport Catapult in Central Milton Keynes. This was followed by an interactive demonstration delivered by Dr Paul Sant, Associate Dean at University Campus Milton Keynes who leads the Enterprise element of the MK:Smart. Over 50 Masters and PhD students from a range of […]
Have you got a great idea for an innovative project in MK? Enter the Our MK Citizen Ideas Competition for a chance to win funding to run your project! Our MK is bringing together communities, data and enterprise to transform Milton Keynes. We want your innovative ideas for transport, energy, water, health and environment in our city, […]
As a result of the work conducted under the MK:Smart project umbrella, Milton Keynes takes a prominent place in recently published report by the World Bank Group that focuses on governmental response...
Geoff Snelson, director of strategy and futures of Milton Keynes council presented the MK:Smart vision to the TM Forum 3rd Smart City in Focus Forum in Yinchuan, China. The MK delegation included...
As MK:Smart project came to an end, we reflect on our achievements to date in this short video summarising some of the main areas of MK:Smart research. Although the project officially finished at...
On Thursday the 1st June MK:Smart has launched the next phase of Our MK project, focusing on supporting projects crowdfund finance and support through our spaceHive page. We were also promoting a...