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MK:Smart project features as a case study in new World Bank Group report on IoT

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 to the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon. Specifically, with respect to how governments and businesses could collaborate to exploit potential benefits that the […]

MK:Smart in China

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 leader of the council, Peter Marland and Alan Fletcher from KMi who were invited to the Forum to contribute to the wider debate […]

MK:Smart summary video

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 the end of June 2017, a number of new exciting initiatives related to project’s main research areas (i.e. transport, energy, water as […]

Crowdfunding through Our MK platform

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 crowfunding workshop for people interested in learning about crowdfunding and how they can make the most of Our MK, the new crowdfunding platform […]

MK:Smart related project wins coveted award at TM Forum Live

A collaborative catalyst project led by BT, sponsored by Milton Keynes Council and making use of the MK Data Hub, has won the Outstanding Performance Award in Catalyst Programme at TM Forum Live 2017. The news was announced at the prestigious TM Forum Live Awards hosted in Nice, France on 17 May. Judges included representatives […]

MK:Smart Director talks Citizens, Ecosystems and the MK 2050 Vision.

Aran Noden, Editor of Pan European Networks: Smart Cities, a publication covering the cutting edge technologies that are revolutionising urban development and driving the fourth industrial revolution, recently interviewed Professor Enrico Motta, Director of the MK:Smart Project.   The Government publication recently featuring contributions from current and former European Commissioners will now extend to a […]

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 […]

Funding Opportunities for Tech Companies beyond MK:Smart

Over 80 SME’s and postgraduate students attended the MK:Smart Funding & Competitions Seminar at University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK) in March 2017.   The event provided SME’s and Start-Ups (including ‘university spin-outs’) with options to continue building applications around Smart Cities, Big Data and Internet of Things ( IoT), and to secure funding and support […]

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. […]