Q/A with the CoFounders of Precision Vision
(from left; Greg Walker, Steve Suddarth and Deborah Suddarth)
“We developed an earth imaging satellite from concept to delivery in 4 months”
Hometown: Edgewood, New Mexico
Team Size: 6
Focus: Software and Hardware
Q/A with Chris McCall, CEO of Fotokite
"We’re super grateful to be involved. It’s a no-brainer for us to be here."
Team Size: 12 (from 8 different countries)
Focus: Hardware and Data Management
Small Business Innovation Research Program Provides Seed Funding for Research in Perceptive Navigation Capabilities of UAS
Syracuse, NY – AutoModality, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research grant for $225,000 to conduct research and development work to advance AutoModality’s Perceptive Navigation capabilities with respect to object detection and sense and avoid. AutoModality will be doing the research in collaboration with Syracuse University.
Q&A with the team at Quantifly
“We all got together over wine, pizza and wings and started talking about the applications for integrating UAS technology with urban planning. Then we got Quantifly.”
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan and Brooklyn, New York
Team Size: 3 (above picture from left, Daniel Brooks, Adrianna Jordan and Zachary Halberd)
Focus: Software and Data Analytics
During the Innovation Celebration event last night six new teams were announced as finalists for the second round of the GENIUS NY program. They will move into The Tech Garden in January to begin competing for $3 million in prizes. The companies, which are developing innovations in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), were selected from a pool of more than 250 submissions. Of the six finalists one team is international, one team is woman co-founded and one team is from Central New York.
GENIUS NY hosted a final pitch event for its round one teams. The Innovation Celebration event held at the CNY Biotech Accelerator in Syracuse brought together upstate investors, community leaders and program partners, and was sponsored by The Tech Garden, Upstate Venture Connect and Upstate Capital Association.
What a year it has been for the first round of GENIUS NY finalists. They were welcomed to Central New York back in January to start the year-long accelerator focused on unmanned aerial systems (UAS). They are now closing in on graduation as GENIUS NY 2.0 will soon select six more UAS teams for next year's program.
More than 250 high-quality applications from around the world submitted for program’s second round
GENIUS NY, a business accelerator program at CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden, announced sixteen teams are semi-finalists in the competition’s second round. The companies, which are developing innovations in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry, were selected from a highly-competitive pool of more than 250 submissions to compete for $3 million in investments. Of the sixteen semi-finalists, three are international teams representing Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Additionally, three teams were co-founded by women.
AutoModality, Inc. (GENIUS NY grand prize winner) recently announced that SkyFund, backed by Accel and DJI, has invested in the company. AutoModality and DJI will partner in the development of high value-add enterprise solutions in the infrastructure and utilities markets. DJI is partnering with AutoModality to utilize its proprietary capabilities to enhance the value and capacity of its drone platform.
Last week GENIUS NY teams met and networked with John Tylko, Chief Innovation Officer of Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation. John spent the day with the teams talking about his experience in the industry and met one-on-one to learn more about their businesses and to help connect them with industry partners.