Breakfast briefing on the exciting Catalyst bid that is being led by the Open University and involves a range of business, academic and other partners, including Milton Keynes Council, EON, BT, Anglian Water, Western Power Distribution, Cranfield University, University of Bedfordshire and University Campus MK.
Catalyst is a £16 million project that aims to generate knowledge-based innovation by generating value from uses of open and linked data. The proposed approach can be summarised as:
“A developer environment and collaboration tools and APIs to allow 3rd party developers to develop and test new applications and services which make use of subsets of data stored in a new MK data hub, consistent with the access rights granted to such developers”.
As part of developing this bid we are keen to engage with SMEs and other potential collaborators to explain the scope of the project and provide an opportunity to help shape the final proposal.
7.30-9am, 15th April. University Centre MK, 200 Silbury Boulevard.
Breakfast will be provided.
Welcome and Introduction Tim Blackman, Open University
MK Smart City Strategy: Geoff Snelson, Milton Keynes
Catalyst Data Hub and toolkit: Alan Ward, BT
The event is kindly being hosted by University of Bedfordshire.
We hope you can find the time to attend this event and be part of developing this important chapter in our ambition to become a leading Smart City.
Please can you confirm your attendance with Ian Pulford