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Accelerating UAS

GENIUS NY Applications Now Open

Millions of funding dollars have flowed through UAS Central’s business incubator over the years to invest in, support and educate entrepreneurs. From grants, business competitions, to direct investment and other programs, we offer what members need to achieve success. The incubator has been a regional center of innovation for over a decade and hosts more than 150 connection-building events a year in addition to the other resources it offers.

UAS Central consultants provide unsurpassed expertise in unmanned aircraft systems operations, aeronautical research and safety management. They are responsible for the continued development and advancement of New York’s 50-mile UAS corridor between Syracuse and Rome, New York, facilitating beyond visual line of sight testing, commercial operations and the safe integration of UAS into the national airspace.

This organization of experts continues to work in collaboration with regional economic development agencies and other partners to support the UAS industry and advance UAS-related economic development opportunities for the region, actively pursuing business attraction leads to bring firms and jobs to the region.

UAS Central offers drone consulting services to help organizations implement drones into their operations to help save time, money and resources. As standards for commercial drone operations are developed and implemented, companies will need to have their technology validated against standards before conducting operations.

GENIUS NY is the world’s largest business accelerator competition for unmanned systems, IoT and big data startups. The accelerator is funded by Empire State Development and housed at CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden incubator in downtown Syracuse, NY.

Five finalists are selected from a competitive pool of submissions from across the globe each year. The accelerator provides startups all the tools they need for success, including stipends and award money, resources, programming, mentors and connections.