OurMK is offering grants of up to £5,000 to turn ideas to improve the sustainability of transport, water and energy use, health and the environment into reality.

The online platform is part of the MK:Smart project, a collaborative initiative using big data to address some of the city’s key sustainability issues and make Milton Keynes a Smart City.

Dr Daniel Gooch, who is working on the MK:Smart project at the open University, said: “OurMK offers a great opportunity for citizens to improve the communities they live in. In addition to the funding, we are offering expert support and advice to make the best use of the resources of the MK:Smart project.”

Ideas already put forward for the scheme include a Ripe Near Me app for sharing foraging information, deploying solar panels for domestic lighting and a London Tube style redways map.


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