Tuesday evening (16th May) saw a hive of activity at the iconic BT Tower in London, for MK:Smart’s Final Showcase and Reception. The project team, friends and VIPs alike gathered in the BT Tower’s famous 34th floor revolving rotunda, to take in the spectacular 360 degree views and celebrate the closing of Milton Keynes’ […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Members of the MK:Smart team were kept extremely busy at the Smart IoT London Conference and Exhibition last week, as part of the Urban IoT Showcase. Professor John Miles of Cambridge University and Alan Fletcher of the Open University both had speaking slots in the conference, whilst Jaisha Bruce of the OU managed the MK:Smart stand at […]
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 […]
When did washing machines and electric cars become so intelligent? – asks journalist, Joanne Frearson Gerd Kortuem, leader of the Energy element of MK:Smart, was interviewed for an article which appeared in last week’s Business Technology supplement of the Sunday Telegraph. The subheading was “How MK:Smart is helping improve business efficiency and reduce carbon emissions” […]
MK:Smart Ph.D. student, Jacky Bourgeois, presented a paper on energy demand shifting at the second International ICT for Sustainability Conference in Stockholm. The paper entitled “Using participatory data analysis to understand social constraints and opportunities of electricity demand-shifting” reports results from an empirical study of demand shifting in households with solar PVs – power systems supplying solar […]
Rebecca Brown from Community Action: MK Reports on our latest MK:Smart Citizen Lab event ‘The Big Energy Debate’; where we were asking “What role can communities play in developing solutions to our energy challenges” We held our first MK:Smart debate on Friday 5 September at the National Energy Foundation in Knowlhill as part of the […]
Here’s a chance to have your voice heard and get involved in the search for smarter ways to manage energy use in Milton Keynes. Next in the series of MK:Smart Citizen Labs we are hosting our first live debate – asking questions about the future energy use in Milton Keynes. We are looking for groups […]
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...