Citizen Innovation

Citizen Innovation

All too often, smart city projects focus solely on technical solutions while failing to consider the input and impact on citizens. MK:Smart has turned this on its head and put citizens at the centre of smart city innovation, thus ensuring a bottom-up, community-driven input to the design of the project activities, complementing the top-down specification developed by the project team.

In particular, MK:Smart has developed a unique methodology that combines face-to-face and crowdsourcing activities to support citizen innovation in smart cities. They collected over 6,000 dialogues through face-to-face conversations within communities, and over 7,700 people have visited the award-winning OurMK website.
We also supported and funded 13 projects, run by citizens, which are creating real change within local communities using Smart City concepts.


Milton Keynes Council


United Kingdom (UK)