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MK:5G Connecting Communities

DATE : 12 February 2020
LOCATION : Connected Places Catapult I Milton Keynes I MK9 1BP
START TIME : 9:30 am  END TIME : 1:00 pm

On Wednesday the 12th February the Connected Places Catapult are hosting the MK:5G Connecting Communities event with the aim to allow businesses interested in the MK:5G project to meet and hear from the consortium partners, learn more about the testbed capabilities, the planned trials activities, and to network with potential collaborators.

The MK:5G project is an exciting new testbed in the Milton Keynes area, including the deployment of dedicated 5G infrastructure and the creation of a data hub facility. The 5G mobile network is designed exclusively for research and development purposes and will cover central MK including key sites (such as the Stadium, Bletchley & CMK rail stations, Hospital, Universities), key junctions on the M1 and a number of rural communities.

The testbed will focus on trialling applications across three core themes: Mobility, Health & Wellbeing, and Energy. Several trials are already planned across each theme and extensive datasets will be stored in the data hub.

The project is led by Milton Keynes Council and is funded by the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), and the consortium partners. Consortium partners include BT, Huawei, CityFibre, TechMahindra, the Open University, Satellite Applications Catapult and the Connected Places Catapult, while many additional partners are being engaged to conduct trials across the three core themes. The Connected Places Catapult is acting as the business growth partner within the MK:5G consortium.

To find out more about the project, please click here.


09:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome & Introduction – Connected Places Catapult

10:05 Project Overview presentations

  • MK:5G Overview – Milton Keynes Council
  • Testbed capabilities – Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Data Hub Capabilities – BT

10:50 Q&A

11:00 Coffee Break

11:15 Areas of focus presentations

  • Mobility – Milton Keynes Council
  • Health – Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Energy – SmartKlub/Tech Mahindra

11:45 Q&A

12:00 Networking Lunch

MK:5G Connecting Communities Testbed