Category Archives: Energy

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top prizes up for grabs in exclusive MK energy trial

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 […]

The Sunday Telegraph reports on MK:Smart

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” […]

Changing the way we use electricity

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 […]

The Big Energy Debate

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 […]

Join The Big Energy Debate!

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 […]