Category Archives: Education

Building Apps for Smart Cities

As part of the continuing Business engagement at MK:Smart, University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK) has just finished playing host to a series of 1 Day Developers Training Workshops featuring the ThingWorx platform throughout 2016 and 2017.   At the end of the course delegates were given free access to the ThingWorx eLearning materials and their […]

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, […]

The Griffin School Trust’s Science Symposium

MK:Smart’s Patrick Wang and Annika Wolff recently visited students at Stantonbury Campus, to talk about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).   On Monday 27th March, Year 6 and 7 students from 16 local schools attended the Griffin School Trust’s inaugural Science Symposium at Stantonbury Campus, where MK:Smart and other guests helped with a series […]

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 […]

MK Bytes Festival inspires hundreds of visitors at the National Museum of Computing

 It’s no secret that Milton Keynes is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. With celebrations in full swing across the city, MK:Smart played its part by teaming up with the National Museum of Computing to host the third and final instalment of MK:Smart’s collaboration with the Bytes Festival series, this one especially dedicated to MK50. Visitors […]

New Enterprise Development with Urban Start Up Lab to support local entrepreneurs

The New Enterprise Development with Urban Start Up Lab is a practical and hugely interactive course that will give entrepreneurs not just the theory but also the practical tools that are proven to help technology startups develop into successful business ventures. The course, which is part of the MK:Smart project, is suited to entrepreneurs from […]

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 […]

BrightSparc Awards 2016

The Annual Biztech Bright Sparc Awards are upon us again! This year’s awards take place on the 22nd June at Stadium MK, during the MKEX Technology Exhibition The event celebrates all that is great about tech in MK, from both business and education and includes awards for: Most Innovative Student Technology Project Best academic and business research project […]

Make My City Smarter!

MK:Smart was part of a select range of Open University projects showcased to parliamentarians, in the Atlee Suite of Portcullis House in Westminster last Wednesday (9th March 2016). The team comprising of Jaisha Bruce, Jane Whild and Mathieu d’Aquin (Activity Leader: Data) from the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) and Daniel Gooch and Annika Wolff from the […]