Category Archives: Enterprise

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 […]

A Packed MK:Smart Technology Fair Showcases Smart City Employment Opportunities

More than 100 exhibitors, students and graduates packed into University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK) part of the University of Bedfordshire for the MK:Smart Technology Graduate and Employability Fair on 24th February.               Focusing on innovative smart city solutions being developed by SMEs, the fair connected students, graduates and businesses […]

BT Invites SMEs to Shape Cities of the Future!

BT recently launched a competition to find innovative ideas from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that will help cities become more connected, efficient and sustainable.  Run in partnership with the Cabinet Office, the MK:Smart Project and TechHub, the BT Infinity Lab SME Awards 2016: Connected Cities will give SMEs a chance to showcase their big ideas […]

MK:Smart at the Smart Cities UK Showcase

Chief Liaison Officer, Alan Fletcher, was recently part of a discussion panel: Extracting the value of data from a city   The panel, chaired by Damien Smith, Economic Advisor at the Department for Work and Pensions, also included Finlay Kelly, Economist for Future Cities Catapult and Lee Omar, CEO of Red Ninja as part of a day-long event at The Brewery […]

MK:Smart Shows the Way!

Rajinder Sharma, MK:Smart’s Commercial Manager, gave a presentation to the Men’s Breakfast Club in Cambridgeshire on Saturday 20th Feb 2016.  Topics included the type of applications that could be developed for a smarter city, the Learning & Development programme to support business creativity, and how innovation fundamentally changes the way we live. “It’s a great pleasure to know […]

PTC ThingWorx Joins MK:Smart

  ThingWorx, a PTC technology, have joined MK:Smart as an Associate Partner.  Thingworx provides a rapid application development environment which will be integrated as an additional feature to the MK Data Hub. This purpose built IoT application development environment is free to SMEs engaging in MK:Smart for the development of market ready applications. Pre-connected to […]

MK:Smart showcased at the Westminster Social Policy Forum

Business Engagement Work packager leader, Paul Sant, recently took part in an expert panel on developing skills and local knowledge economies at the Westminster Social Policy Forum. The panel, chaired by MP Catherine West on 14th January 2016, included viewpoints from entrepreneurs, academics and policy makers. The key aim of the forum held at the […]

New Opportunities for Technology Entrepreneurship

Around 30 Business people from SME’s and Start-Ups gathered at University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK) for the second in the series of ‘Lean Start-ups in Smart Cities’ courses earlier this week. Jyoti Banerjee, Partner at Fronesys and Gerd Kortuem, Professor of Computing at the Open University fronted the day’s proceedings. This included a morning session […]

Inward Investment

Inward Investment Officers visited Milton Keynes to learn more about opportunities for business emanating from a Smart City. On 15 October MK:Smart played host to a visit at the Transport Catapult from 21 Inward Investment Officers from various British embassies from across the world. This included Tel Aviv, Helsinki, Berlin, Chicago, Paris, Toronto, Rio de Janiero, Istanbul, […]