Category Archives: Enterprise

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, […]

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 […]

Major delegation from China visits Milton Keynes

Senior figures from the worlds of planning and business in China visited Milton Keynes on Friday (4 November) as part of a UK mission to potentially kick-start a major international smart city partnership between leading Chinese and UK cities.   Milton Keynes Council, the city-based Transport Systems Catapult and The Open University played host to […]

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 […]

Legacy opportunities for Milton Keynes’ Business Technology Sector

MK:Smart’s Commercial Manager, Rajinder Sharma, gave the Biztech (Business Technology Forum for Milton Keynes Board) an update on the project at their strategy meeting held at MK College yesterday. This included opportunities arising from current business engagement activities, such as inward investment, smart cities seminars, MK Data Hub networking events, the MK:Smart Graduate Tech Start-Up […]

Smart Cities in India: the Opportunities for Business

Rajinder Sharma gave a keynote presentation at the Smart Cities in India summit in the City of London, organised by the Ministry for Growth. Topics covered at the summit included Rapid Transport Systems, Infrastructure, Big Data and Energy. In addition there were panel sessions on partnership collaboration, the legal framework and funding smart cities projects. The […]

MK:Smart wins BrightSparc Award

We’re very proud to have won a Biztech BrightSparc Award for Best Academic & Business Research Project.   Organised by Biztech, the Business and Technology Forum for Milton Keynes and the SEMLEP region, the BrightSparc Awards are a yearly search for the best new ideas with great commercial prospects in Milton Keynes and the surrounding […]

MK:Smart at MKEX 2016

MKEX returns to Milton Keynes this Wednesday 22 June. This national exhibition, which showcases technology from education to industry, attracts exhibitors and visitors from all over the country. We’ll be on hand to explain how the MK:Smart project aims to improve the lives of Milton Keynes citizens as well as supporting the growth and development […]