Dropcopter recently received its Part 137 Exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate unmanned aircraft for spray operations in the United States. The company has new evidence to that its unique pollination capabilities can result in better crop yields and anticipates that its new exemption will result in additional research and ultimately new business as orchards look to tap into the company’s technology.
More than 350 high-quality applications from around the world submitted for program’s third round.
GENIUS NY, a business accelerator program at CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden, announced today the 15 semi-finalist teams in the competition’s third round. The companies, which are developing innovations in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry, were selected from a highly-competitive pool of more than 350 submissions to compete for $3 million in investments. Of the 15 semi-finalists, three are international teams representing Italy and Israel. Additionally, three businesses are women-owned and two minority-owned.
Last month GENIUS NY joined swissnex Boston during Boston's HUBWeek for a showcase on all things drones called Aerial Futures: The Drone Frontier. HUBWeek is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating innovations at the intersection of art, science and technology.
CustomWeather Announces Partnership With TruWeather Solutions to Offer High-Resolution Forecasts for UAS/Drone Operators; Testing Commences With NUAIR Alliance
CustomWeather, Inc., a premier, specialized provider of high-resolution weather data and alert services, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with TruWeather Solutions, LLC to produce unique, high resolution forecasts to support UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System). UAS require close attention to weather conditions, particularly wind, temperature, and severe weather for mission planning and execution.
Application Period for World’s Largest Business Accelerator Competition Closes
GENIUS NY announced the application period for round three is closed. The program attracted more than 350 applications for this round, the largest number and most competitive in the competition’s history. Of the applications received, more than half came from teams operating outside of New York, and more than a quarter from outside the continental United States.
Drone Startup, Prevision makes Live Image Maps in Real Time
More and more, what we see on the big screen is not as far off into the future as we may think. Prevision, a 2018 GENIUS NY finalist has developed one of the world’s most sophisticated 3D mapping systems that looks like it came straight out of Tony Stark’s lab in an Avengers movie.
Governor Cuomo has announced $10 million in additional funding to support two new rounds of the innovative GENIUS NY business accelerator, the world's largest unmanned aircraft systems competition administered by CenterState CEO and located at The Tech Garden. The program, extended through 2021, will now host rounds four and five.
GENIUS NY Attending Two Major Events - Commerical UAV and Boston's Hubweek
GENIUS NY Round 3 applications have been extended two weeks. The applications will now close on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 11:59PM EST. GENIUS NY will be attending two major events in the next two weeks which is why the application period has been extended.
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 state's $30 million investment to support and develop the nation's first-of-its-kind 50-mile flight traffic management system located between Syracuse and Griffiss International Airport in Rome.
By 2027, the drone logistics and transportation market is projected to grow to $29.06 billion. With such tech giants like Google, Amazon and Walmart already developing and testing their own drones, taking deliveries to the skies will be the largest opportunity in this market. GENIUS NY finalist, TruWeather Solutions, is one company looking to make a significant impact on the future of drone delivery.