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Governor Cuomo Announces $1 Million Grand Prize Winner Of GENIUS NY, The World’s Largest UAS Business Competition

Sentient Blue GENIUS NY Finals Night

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the winner of the $1 million grand prize from Round Three of the GENIUS NY accelerator is Sentient Blue, a team from Italy. The GENIUS NY program is the world’s largest business competition focused on unmanned systems, cross-connected platforms and other technology-based sectors. EagleHawk from Buffalo, Vermeer from Brooklyn, Resilienx from Syracuse and Civdrone from Israel each were awarded investments of $500,000.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Successful Expansion of Unmanned Aerial Systems Industry in Central New York and Mohawk Valley

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that New York’s ongoing investment in the growing Unmanned Aircraft Systems industry in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley is expected to create at least 200 local jobs and $39.5 million in private investments. Six companies—including two international firms—have committed to creating opportunities in both regions following the…

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GENIUS NY Increases Investments in Program’s Third Round

Five companies will now receive $3 million in investments and participate in a year-long accelerator Teams will compete for one of five investments including a $1 million top prize and four awards of $500K each. Syracuse – GENIUS NY, a business accelerator program at CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden, announced a new investment structure for round…

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Round Three of GENIUS NY Competition Announced

Applications Open For Round Three of the World’s Largest Drone Competition Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that applications are now open for the third round of GENIUS NY– the world’s largest business competition focused on unmanned systems. Building on regional industry strengths and emerging opportunities, the business competition targets companies in the unmanned aerial, ground, and…

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GENIUS NY Awards Six UAS Companies A Total of Nearly $3 Million

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the winner of the $1 million grand prize from Round II of the GENIUS NY accelerator is Fotokite, a team from Switzerland. The initiative is one of the world’s largest business competitions focused on unmanned systems. ​ GENIUS NY, a year-long business accelerator, awarded six finalist teams a total of nearly…

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