The Smart Cities UK Awards recognise the very best examples of smart city transformation across the UK so MK:Smart was especially proud to have won in not one but three categories at this year’s ceremony, held in London last week.

The winning categories were:


Housing – where MK:Smart’s Community Action Platform for Energy (CAPE) project was shown to improve the standard of living for homeowners and to support low cost living.

The CAPE project has delivered the UK’s first community-based website puts the power of urban data analytics in the hands of Milton Keynes citizens to give them greater control over the energy they use.

CAPE is run by SmartKlub in partnership with Milton Keynes Council, Community Action: MK, Satellite Applications Catapult, Tech Mahindra and The Open University.


Communications – where a collaboration between Community Action: MK, The Open University and Graymatter—called Our MK—demonstrated its dedication to involving citizens in the creation of a smart city.

One such Our MK activity is an online platform that crowd sources citizens’ ideas about sustainability issues in their local community, with the opportunity for citizens to lead action on these issues by applying for financial funding and any technical, commercial or community support needed to make their project a success.

Data – where the MK Data Hub shone as an example of how data has been used to deliver a solution, conduct research and support the city’s development.

The MK Data Hub is now well known as a data sharing portal that provides public access to a wide variety of Milton Keynes datasets. It was created by MK:Smart to inform smart planning and sustainable use of resources across the city and to support its continued growth.

We would like to congratulate the winners for their achievement. It is an especially proud moment for Community Action: MK to be part collaborators/partners in 2 winning categories.