GENIUS NY is the largest business accelerator competition for the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry in the world. It caters to business proposals in the categories of unmanned systems and data to decisions applications. This in-residence business competition and accelerator at The Tech Garden in Central New York brings together some of the most promising startups to help shape the future of Central New York. Beyong substantial direct investment - with grand prizes of up to $1 million, $600,000 and $400,000 - the program also offers stipends, housing, programming, and connections to a growing ecosystem of resources in the UAS and related industries.

The program is administered by CenterState CEO, with funding provided by Empire State Development. Delta Air Lines in the official airline sponsor of GENIUS NY.