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 the Hypercat Summit 2016

The Hypercat Summit 2016 was an evening of lively, informed debate on IoT, Smart Cities and personal data. A truly international audience at London’s Royal Festival Hall on 20 June had the pleasure of hearing from a wide range of experts and thought leaders who gave short presentations, followed by open debate.   Chaired by […]


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 […]


MK:Smart at Liveworx 16

MK:Smart joins the Liveworx 16 panel session for global media delegates. Liveworx 16 is billed as the Premier IoT business event, with over 5000 delegates attending the event at the Boston MA Conference centre.  MK:Smart were invited to tell the story of how a modern city can be a smart one.  Alan Fletcher, Open University, was invited to be […]


MK Data Hub opens to the public

As a data sharing portal that provides free access to a huge variety of Milton Keynes datasets, the MK Data Hub is the beating heart of the MK:Smart project With Milton Keynes being one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and a great economic success story, the MK Data Hub was created by […]


MK:Smart wins Best Commercial Catalyst Award

The latest developments in MK Data Hub capability were shared on the International stage in Nice last week at TM Forum Live!– receiving huge interest and achieving the “Best Commercial Catalyst” award. Geoff Snelson, Director of Strategy at MK Council presented in the Smart Cities Summit, whilst a joint BT and OU  team led by […]


MK:Smart Water Monitor trial is about to start

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 […]


See.Sense wins top prize and an opportunity to work with MKSmart

See.Sense – a technology company based in Northern Ireland – picked up the the BT Infinity Lab SME Awards 2016: Connected Cities  for its ICON intelligent and connected cycle light, which was judged to have the greatest potential to make a difference to the cities of the future. They will now have the opportunity to work […]


MK:Smart’s Educational Work Showcased at OU’s Learn About Fair

MK:Smart showcases its Education work as part of The Open University’s annual Charter Day celebrations.  Last week, the project’s educational work was exhibited alongside other stands within the academic community. Alongside the A3 poster, large MK:Smart banner and leaflets, the stand included the first paper prototype of the sim-city data challenge map and displayed the MOOC’s interface. The event, which […]


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 […]


MK:Smart at the heart of London IoT

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 […]