There is no doubt that Milton Keynes is a brilliant place to do business. From its central location and title as a world-renowned smart city, Milton Keynes gives businesses a brilliant platform to stand out on the world stage.
And, this year, we can expect to see more international companies choosing Milton Keynes as a place to do business – thus boosting our local economy and strengthening the ‘MK offer’. This is because four South Korean start-up companies specialising in sustainable transport have chosen Milton Keynes to trial their products. The City Council and Connected Places Catapult have launched a UK Testbed Initiative with the Korean International Trade Association (KITA) that will oversee the work.
The businesses selected are:
- Deeping Source – a software that protects personal information on videos and images
- Nota AI – camera-based traffic monitoring solution with real-time processing
- Quisens – artificial intelligence image analysis for green and solar panels
- WiPowerOne – a wireless power charging technology for electric vehicles
The South Korean start-ups visited Milton Keynes late last year and were provided with a tour to see some of the smart city technology currently in use in the city. They were particularly impressed with the UK’s first standalone 5G network that was used in MK to power up robots, medical devices, driverless cars, and energy saving devices.
This all forms part of the City Council’s ambitions to find innovative and sustainable solutions to make it even easier to get around MK, building on its world-leading smart city reputation. I’m proud that our city will welcome these international businesses to trial their technologies, which could revolutionise the way we get around.
Milton Keynes is a cutting-edge and forward-thinking place that many other cities look up to, and this latest trial will help us deliver on our ambitions to make it even easier to get around MK in a green and sustainable way.
Find out more about Milton Keynes City Council at www.milton-keynes.gov.uk