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 […]
Households in Broughton have been signing up to participate in our trial of Water Monitor – a tool that provides them with information about their water use every week. The Water Monitor trial team announced they were ready to recruit households in Broughton Gate, in May 2016. There was overwhelming response and almost 115 households signed up […]
Water Monitor is a new tool that provides households with information on their water use as well as hints and tips on how to use less water, to save money and benefit the environment. We want to understand what helps people to save water, to support a sustainable Milton Keynes. The trial will help us […]
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 […]
Several schools in Milton Keynes have signed up to become part of a trial to investigate different ways to save water in their school. Anglian Water have provided the schools with new water meters linked to a wall mounted display. This makes it easier for students to monitor detailed water use within the school and […]
Lizzie Bailes, from Community Action: MK reports on an MK:Smart Citizen Lab workshop where local residents and groups were invited to propose ideas for sustainable water management initiatives for Milton Keynes. There were seventeen attendees who ranged from local residents to representatives of organisations such as Transition MK, Milton Keynes Council and the Oxford Flood […]
Get your thinking cap on and come along to this ideas workshop. We are looking for groups and individuals with an interest in shaping the future of water in Milton Keynes. This MK:Smart Citizen Lab ideas workshop will focus on how we can create successful water initiatives to help us to face demand issues. Spaces are […]
Are you interested in shaping the future of transport, energy and water use in Milton Keynes? Hear stimulating talks from our guest speakers about some innovative community initiatives, and get involved in the debate for change in MK. MK:Smart Citizen Lab is part of the MK:Smart project, a smart city initiative led by The Open […]
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...