Category Archives: Citizens

Crowdfunding through Our MK platform

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 crowfunding workshop for people interested in learning about crowdfunding and how they can make the most of Our MK, the new crowdfunding platform […]

MK:Smart Director talks Citizens, Ecosystems and the MK 2050 Vision.

Aran Noden, Editor of Pan European Networks: Smart Cities, a publication covering the cutting edge technologies that are revolutionising urban development and driving the fourth industrial revolution, recently interviewed Professor Enrico Motta, Director of the MK:Smart Project.   The Government publication recently featuring contributions from current and former European Commissioners will now extend to a […]

MK:Smart at Smart Cities CEE Conference in Budapest

City leaders are increasingly tasked to create more sustainable and efficient cities despite sinking budgets. To do so, they are starting to use the enormous amount of data generated within their cities in combination with well-developed strategies, improved planning and smart technology to improve the lives of their citizens and deliver better services. Geoff Snelson, […]

Last Smart Cities MOOC!

Heard the term Smart City and wondered what it is? Or, want to explore the role of technology and data in cities? Join the last presentation of the Smart Cities MOOC now! Cities are increasingly deploying ‘smart’ innovative technical solutions to deal with the challenges they face, such as rapid urbanisation, inequality and climate change. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MK:Smart Discussed in Parliament

Daniel Gooch and Rebecca Brown met with Parliament Member Iain Stewart a short while ago, to discuss the growth resulting from MK:Smart.  Within the budget there was a decision to ask the National Infrastructure Commission to “develop proposals for unlocking growth, housing and jobs in the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor”. In his response, Iain Stewart (Member of Parliament […]