The FAA-Designated Nevada UAS Test Site and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) have entered into a partnership with New York based training and education provider, SkyOp LLC, to offer drone training programs and courseware to the West Coast. Las Vegas will serve as the West Coast affiliate training center to proactively prepare and train the next generation of the workforce to answer future demand for highly specialized drone-enabled employment opportunities.
GENIUS NY 2.0 Accepting Applications until October 1, 2017
One of the world’s largest business competitions focused on unmanned systems – is seeking woman-owned startups to participate in the second round of the year-long business accelerator. The program will invest nearly $3 million in six finalist companies, including three grand prizes valued at up to $1 million, $600,000 and $400,000. Applications are currently being accepted from entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses focused on unmanned systems, hardware, software and analytics through October 1, 2017.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie kicked off his 2017 Statewide Tour along with Assemblyman Al Stirpe by visiting local entrepreneurs and GENIUS NY teams at The Tech Garden. Heastie’s visit to Central New York is part of his statewide regional tour and plan to explore what each region has to offer. The visit provides a look at a number of growing industries developing in the Central New York area, including new UAS focused companies.
NASA's Davis Hackenberg will be visiting The Tech Garden and meeting with the GENIUS NY teams. Hackenberg currently serves as the Deputy Project Manager for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration in the National Airspace System (NAS) Project at Armstrong Flight Research Center.
SkyOp, one of six GENIUS NY finalists, is offering an introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) course beginning August 1 at CenterState CEO’s The Tech Garden. The 18-hour hands-on course takes students from learning to fly drones all the way through to preparing for FAA certification. To legally operate a drone for any business purpose, FAA regulations now require remote pilot certification.