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Project: MK:Smart

<p>An innovation programme developing sustainable smart solutions for Milton Keynes</p>

The Partnership between the OU and City Council Puts City Innovation in the spotlight

Milton Keynes City Council and The Open University are collaborating once again on the MK:Smart initiative, aiming to strengthen Milton Keynes’ position as a leading smart city globally. Led by the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute , MK:Smart involved over 20 organizations, focusing on technology trials to enhance city living standards, particularly in sustainable transport, energy, and water…

KMi, the first 25 years

At the 25th Anniversary KMi Festival we invited staff from across the OU campus to come and find out how our latest knowledge and media technologies are impacting education, science, and cities.  The Festival attendees included Lady Kitty Chisholm, one of the three founders of KMi, the STEM Executive Dean, Nick Braithwaite, and the new…

KMi support Universities in Wales for Vietnam Collaboration

KMi’s Alan Fletcher was asked by Universities in Wales to provide a presentation and workshop for a delegation of Vietnamese Universities visiting The University of South Wales in Cardiff this week. The delegation had asked to learn more about the development of the smart city movement in the UK and in particular the work done…

KMi help launch the IWA report for Cardiff Capital Region

The Institute of Welsh Affairs is the leading think tank for the development and delivery of public initiatives that have real impact in Wales. IWA director, Auriol Miller, invited KMi’s Alan Fletcher to be part of the IWA Advisory Group that has just published “Our Smart Region”, a report on the Cardiff Capital Region City…

Intelligent Leadership – APPG on Smart Cities

The UK Government All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Smart Cities last night published its initial report on how government strategy can unlock the potential of smart cities in the UK.  KMi’s Alan Fletcher has been a member of the APPG for a number of years and was engaged in the process of creating the…

Digital DNA – KMi working with Smart Cities in Ireland

KMi joined colleagues from STEM and the OU in Ireland to present keynote and workshop presentations at Ireland’s premier digital conference. Over two days in June, Digital DNA brought together 3,000 delegates from across a wide range of industries. KMi Business Development Manager, Alan Fletcher was on stage with Jamie Cudden from Smart Dublin and…

KMi at the European Robotics Forum

Ilaria Tiddi and Emanuele Bastianelli were among 800 top European experts who attended the European Robotics Forum (ERF2018) in Tampere, Finland on 13-15th March 2018.   Under the theme "Robots and Us", ERF2018 covered current societal and technical themes related to the field of robotics. Interesting subjects being featured include human-robot-collaboration and how robotics can improve…

Celebrations for Enrico Daga’s viva success!

Staff joined Enrico Daga, Senior Project Officer in KMi’s Data Science Group, to celebrate the successful defence of his PhD Thesis: "Knowledge Components and Methods for Policy Propagation in Data Flows”. The Thesis examines data-oriented systems and applications which are at the centre of current developments of the World Wide Web (WWW). On the Web…

MK:Smart helps ignite the 2017 Digital Thailand Big Bang

KMi’s Alan Fletcher gave one of two key presentations hosted by the UK Foreign Office and British Embassy in Thailand for the 2017 Digital Thailand Big Bang Conference. Opened by General Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Thai Prime Minister, Digital Thailand Big Bang 2017 is a national digital and technology exhibition that aimed to transform ideas and…

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…


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