A Q/A with DroneSeed
Company HQ: Seattle, WA
Team Size: 30 and counting
Focus: Put a dent in climate change by making reforestation scalable.
A Q/A with BotsAndUs
Company HQ: London, United Kingdom
Team Size: 10 full-time
Focus: Service robotics
Drone Integration Work at NY UAS Test Site Includes GENIUS NY Teams ResilienX and TruWeather Solutions
Syracuse, NY – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded a $1.6M contract that will advance unmanned traffic management (UTM) at the New York (NY) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site. CAL Analytics will lead a team of five commercial companies in the development of a single, integrated contingency management platform (CMP) for unmanned aircraft integration. Together with NUAIR and Oneida County, the companies will integrate and test their CMP technology to address specific safety and risk mitigation concerns for operating UAS in the national airspace the NY UAS Test Site.
GENIUS NY Company Selected for Advanced Drone Research Program
AutoModality, Inc. recently announced the closing of an acquisition of UsPLM,
Inc., a drone management platform provider based in Syracuse, NY. UsPLM has created a product lifecycle management solution for mobile robotic platforms and drones that will become a key component of Automodality’s Mission Control Enterprise SaaS offering.
This week was an exciting one for GENIUS NY as a new cohort of five startups joined the accelerator program. The program is a year-long in-residence accelerator focused on startups in unmanned systems, IoT and big data. GENIUS NY has invested $9 million dollars in 17 companies since its start in 2017.
Akrobotix (GENIUS NY ’17) was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant to enable safe and reliable autonomous unmanned flight operations for drones. NSF supports research and development of deep technologies - those that are based on discoveries in fundamental science and engineering.
PIERCE MANUFACTURING AND FOTOKITE ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS SYSTEMS TO FIREFIGHTERS
Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation Company (NYSE:OSK) and Fotokite (GENIUS NY '18) announced today an exclusive partnership to provide vehicle-integrated aerial situational awareness products to firefighting and public safety teams. The exclusive partnership follows a joint product launch of the Pierce Situational Awareness System by Fotokite at the Fire Department Instructors Conference this year and builds on the strong firefighting market momentum built since first deliveries started early this year.
Five Teams from Around the World to Receive a Total of $3 Million in Investments and Participate in Year-Long Accelerator in CNY
Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the five finalists selected to take part in the fourth round of GENIUS NY, a business accelerator program administered at CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden. These startup drone and Internet of Things (IoT) companies will participate in the year-long program as they compete for a total of $3 million in direct investment, including a grand prize of $1 million and four $500,000 awards. Throughout the program, teams will engage with community leaders, mentors, and advisors from leading companies in Central New York, while also participating in tourism activities. The goal is to encourage all participants to put down roots and stay in the region following the conclusion of the program.
This week GENIUS NY teams at The Tech Garden got to present their companies to high school students from Syracuse P-TECH, a specialized high school housed at the Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler which offers programs of study in either Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems or Computer Information Systems.