Why Central New York?
This is a place to test your technology, get funded, recruit top talent and collaborate. If you’ve been looking for the Silicon Valley of unmanned aerial systems, you’ve found that place.
Collaboration & Innovation
You need a place like this: a place teeming with creative leaders and policy influencers. Like you, we’re busy defining an industry that has no firm description. We’re hard at work shaping the limitless future of UAS from right here in Central New York.
Research & Development
UAS Central is home to one of only seven FAA-designated unmanned aerial system test sites in the nation and has world-class instrumentation for real-world application and testing. We bring NASA, FAA and other industry partners together in this four-season region full of wide-open spaces. The UAS Center of Excellence will focus on advancing technologies, bringing world-class technology and R&D to the New York unmanned aerial systems market.
In investment and incentives for UAS businesses to build and grow
Dedicated to support the startup economy in Central New York
Invested into a 50-mile drone test corridor from Rome to Syracuse, NY
Investment & Support
In addition to tens of millions of dollars in support from the state, UAS Central hosts a multi-million-dollar competition and business accelerators with demonstrated success. We have plenty of grants dedicated to building your workforce and infrastructure.
With 81 colleges and universities within a 100-mile radius, we help recruit hard-to-find talent. That goes along with a workforce of more than 415,000 in UAS supply-chain industries.
Progress & Potential
UAS Central is bringing key government stakeholders, academia and industry partners to Central New York to deploy and validate the necessary UAS Traffic Management (UTM) infrastructure, safe systems and universal standards for the emerging drone industry.
Consulting & Acceleration
Here in Central New York, we get it. Unmanned aerial systems isn’t your business – it’s your passion. We have experts drawing on the knowledge of hundreds of industry organizations to guide you. With our resources, guidance and community, UAS Central is the place to go from startup to established.
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