New group of GENIUS NY teams from around the world compete in Syracuse for $1-million grand prize

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Five companies from around the world have now settled into Syracuse’s Tech Garden for the next GENIUS NY competition.

The companies come from as far away as Australia, England and Seattle and as close as New York City and Syracuse.

The program, supported by Empire State Development Corporation, will invest more than $3 million in the companies. This makes GENIUS NY the largest business accelerator competition for the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry in the world.

This year’s competition stretches the boundaries to include big data and IoT companies that are used by the UAS industry.


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