Tech Port SA: View the latest news and stories on advanced industries in San Antonio, Texas

For over 300 years, the Alamo City has been a dynamic platform for technological innovation and global commerce.

Tech Port SA, offered by Port San Antonio, rounds-up the latest stories chronicling the region’s movers and shakers in advanced industries.

Port SA Names Jim Perschbach President and CEO

6/27/2018:
Organization removes interim tag.
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SA tech startup uses AI to match musicians with gigs

6/27/2018:
Eevet Inc. has been working on its infrastructure for more than two years as it builds a nationwide customer base.
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Geekdom Media to usher next phase of San Antonio tech scene

6/25/2018:
Collaborative space hopes of bring further tech growth to Alamo City.
Read more on therivardreport.com

UTSA forms partnership with Idaho National Laboratory

6/25/2018:
Partnership will facilitate collaborative academic and research programs in cyber and critical infrastructure protection.
Read more on utsa.edu

LOCKHEED MARTIN PLANS NEW CYBER FACILITY AT PORT SAN ANTONIO

6/22/2018:
The new operation is located near multiple government and military installations.
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SA researchers exploring use of re-purposed cancer drugs

6/22/2018:
Scientists are studying the effectiveness of experimental cancer chemotherapy drugs in defeating tuberculosis.
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Texas Biomed to pursue new strategy targeting infectious disease

6/21/2018:
New strategic plan will enable Texas Biomed to focus more on core competencies.
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SA tech startup building virtual reality apps for workplace training

6/21/2018:
Ractive LLC is looking for strategic partners to pilot virtual reality tools for training with companies.
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San Antonio VR toy company eyes expansion through education market

6/20/2018:
Merge VR develops hardware and content for virtual and augmented reality.
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SA tech startup sees growth from virtual doctor demand

6/20/2018:
MedSpoke LLC developed a software tool that enables physicians to upload and share credentials with different health care facilities.
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CPS Energy Receives National Energy Innovator Award

6/19/2018:
The award recognizes utility programs that have demonstrated advances in creative, energy-efficient techniques or technologies.
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San Antonio Housing Authority hopes to provide Wi-Fi for public housing residents

6/19/2018:
SAHA has created Smarti, a solar-powered light pole that provides Wi-Fi connectivity for up to 25 users simultaneously.
Read more on ksat.com

Construction Trucking Loaded with Opportunity for Tech Startup Dauber

6/15/2018:
Dauber Applications, Inc. has web and mobile applications to help dump truck fleets better serve their customers.
Read more on .startupssanantonio.com

SA business community backs CPS Energy plan to set power generation goals

6/15/2018:
CPS set a goal to have 20 percent of its power come from renewable sources such as wind and solar energy by 2020.
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PwC leases office in downtown SA for cybersecurity center

6/15/2018:
Company’s cyber scope includes strategy, incident and threat management, privacy, consumer protection and operations.
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British firm could bring more than 100 tech jobs to downtown San Antonio

6/14/2018:
Under the incentive deals, The Hut Group would relocate the U.S. headquarters of its e–commerce platform to San Antonio.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

Students Launch Lunar Instruments into Stratosphere, Start SA 'Space Program'

6/14/2018:
Program aims to engage young San Antonians in space exploration.
Read more on therivardreport.com

UTSA Alumni’s CafeEDU App to Take Bite out of School Food Waste

6/13/2018:
App allows students and teachers to choose food items from a daily menu.
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App delivers food to your seat at sporting events

6/12/2018:
The smartphone app Clutche was created in San Antonio after drawing inspiration from a minor league baseball game experience.
Read more on ksat.com

UTSA researchers create method that can quickly and accurately detect infections

6/11/2018:
New method shows the exact severity of infection in a person.
Read more on utsa.edu

New Ecosystem to Fuel STEM/STEAM Careers in San Antonio

6/11/2018:
Educational approach is becoming increasing popular in the Alamo City.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Rooftop solar business with local operations snags $100M investment

6/11/2018:
Fengate Real Asset Investments is contributing $100 million for SolarHostSA to co–develop solar projects.
Read more on on bizjournals.com

San Antonio R&D center helping to advance electric car technologies

6/11/2018:
New battery testing center was spawned from growing demand for electric vehicles.
Read more on houstonchronicle.com

UTSA showcases leadership in cybersecurity and biosciences during Washington, D.C. visit

6/11/2018:
University representatives discussed collaborations with top industry and governmental influencers in both industries.
Read more on utsa.edu

StandardAero: Aircraft Engine Maintenance Specialists

6/11/2018:
The aerospace giant, whose Port San Antonio site is bustling with new activity, uses data to drive its manufacturing and testing processes.
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San Antonio biotech acquires U.K. wound–care company

6/8/2018:
Acelity LP is one of the world’s largest wound–care companies.
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SAMSAT STEM Summer Camp Program

6/8/2018:
Tech museum’s summer camp program features a different weekly theme and runs Mon-Fri, June 18 to Aug 17.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Satellites From San Antonio-based Institute Drawing Interest After A Year In Space

6/5/2018:
Technology can improve forecasting intensity and storm surge.
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SwRI announces new connected vehicle test tools

6/5/2018:
Connected vehicles enable wireless communications between vehicles and intelligent transportation systems.
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UTSA releases PC version of Cyber Threat Defender virtual game

6/5/2018:
Computer-based game encourages middle and high-school students to learn about cybersecurity.
Read more on utsa.edu

Bioscience backers tout new evidence of increased research, collaboration in San Antonio

6/5/2018:
A spirit of collaboration is among the city’s attributes being used to attract more bioscience businesses and talent.
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From military to marketplace: capitalizing on cybersecurity In San Antonio

6/4/2018:
With proximity to 24th and 25th Air Force, and NSA’s Texas Cryptological Center, San Antonio is positioned to grow the cyber industry.
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Employers at Port San Antonio seek new talent

6/1/2018:
Browse and apply to the latest job openings with organizations based at the Port.
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SAN ANTONIO SHARPENS ITS DIGITAL EDGE

5/31/2018:
New space for top cybersecurity experts and leading industries to collaborate.
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SwRI develops superhydrophobic coating, process for subsea pipelines

5/31/2018:
The technology is designed to mitigate or prevent hydrates and other deposits from adhering to subsea pipelines.
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UT Health San Antonio receives $24 million NIH research boost

5/31/2018:
The new Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program will bring cutting-edge treatments to San Antonio in new clinical trials.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

Researchers create security framework to spruce up automotive cybersecurity

5/30/2018:
The proposed framework might be the key to determine exploitable automobile vulnerabilities.
Read more on cisomag.com

Startups Share Experiences from Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Program

5/30/2018:
Growth in entrepreneurially-minded founders developing new companies in San Antonio is driving demand for early-stage startup programs.
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Tech Recruitment Officer focused on keeping and luring talent to SA

5/28/2018:
Jeannine Wild is San Antonio’s first chief technology and recruitment officer.
Read more on news4sanantonio.com

Startup offers mobile home purchases via phone app

5/28/2018:
An app developed by Braustin Mobile Homes gives prospective customers home model tours and progress videos captured by drones.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

New Cyber, IT Training for Military Launches in San Antonio

5/25/2018:
Training provides service members with skills required for high STEM careers before transitioning to civilian life.
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Plus One Robotics launches piece-picking robot for package sortation

5/22/2018:
Startup lands $2.35 million investment led by Schematic Ventures, plans to hire 20 employees within a year.
Read more on dcvelocity.com

SwRI receives $1.2 million from DOE to advance turbine technology

5/22/2018:
Projects are slated to begin in June 2018, with a completion date of December 2019.
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Port SA to recruit companies at intersection of cybersecurity and aerospace

5/21/2018:
The large industrial hub has prime real estate ready for in-demand industry applications, such as cybersecurity for aerospace and factory robots.
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App-enabled electric scooter rental startup piloting its fleet in SA

5/18/2018:
Blue Duck Scooters debuted this spring and now has dozens of scooters in its fleet.
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CPRIT grant helps recruit top DNA repair scientist

5/17/2018:
He has worked to uncover ways DNA can repair damage induced by radiation and carcinogens.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

San Antonio Takes Another Step Towards Testing Self-Driving Cars On Public Roads

5/17/2018:
City could soon take another step towards testing autonomous vehicles.
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Startups Share Best Practices for Hiring Interns

5/17/2018:
San Antonio experts offer best practice advice to startups who seek to hiring interns.
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SAC Named 'Top 10 Digital College' for 3rd Consecutive Year

5/16/2018:
San Antonio College is one of the top digital community colleges in the nation
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UTSA researchers explore cybersecurity tools for autonomous vehicles

5/16/2018:
Researchers are beginning to study ways to secure vehicles connected to the cloud—and eventually autonomous cars.
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Digital Defense, Inc. Named Leading Provider in Two Cybersecurity Categories

5/16/2018:
San Antonio-based company helps safeguard sensitive data and eases burdens associated with information security.
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Study: Gemcitabine helps prevent recurrence of low-grade bladder cancer

5/16/2018:
Chemotherapy drug gemcitabine shows significantly lower recurrence of bladder cancer.
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Workforce programs help SA students land manufacturing jobs without student debt

5/16/2018:
Provide opportunities for San Antonio high school graduates looking at careers in manufacturing or engineering.
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VelocityTX Puts Ambitious Plans into Action for Innovation

5/10/2018:
Company seeks to foster San Antonio’s innovation.
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Connecting with Canadian cybersecurity partners

5/9/2018:
Port engages at the International Urban Security and Resilience Conference.
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SwRI joins Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute consortium

5/9/2018:
The group develops next-generation manufacturing processes and technologies.
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SwRI developing flameless oxy-combustion technology for coal-fired plants

5/8/2018:
The goal is to integrate the technology into a 50-megawatt pilot power plant.
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Diversity in Focus as UTSA Secures $1M for Computer Science Scholarships

5/8/2018:
Scholarships to enroll more low-income students, women, and minorities in its computer science program.
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Federal grant could lead to high-tech jobs in San Antonio

5/4/2018:
A big opportunity offered by Alamo Colleges and Codeup may benefit employment-seekers in the Alamo City.
Read more on news4sanantonio.com

Big Growth Plans for Boeing San Antonio

5/3/2018:
Company expanding its operations to meet the increasing demand from a global clientele of military and commercial airplane operators.
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On-demand SA health company partnering with H-E-B to expand services

5/3/2018:
FetchMD clients will now have access to free delivery of prescriptions through H-E-B’s pharmacy division.
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Northrop Grumman Opens Cyber Center at Port San Antonio

5/2/2018:
The new space for the defense contractor comprises a cyber integration lab, meeting space, warehouse space and production facilities.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Hallmark University aviation program given Gulfstream III for training

5/2/2018:
Aircraft donated to develop new curriculum and training programs in the nonprofit university''s College of Aeronautics.
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SwRI receives NASA contract to test propellant delivery system

5/1/2018:
Institute will test space technology for efficient and reliable liquid propellant delivery during space missions.
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24th Air Force Anchors San Antonio Cyber Security Industry, But Has Global Reach

4/30/2018:
Maj. Gen. Chris Weggeman speaks about the readiness of the 24th Air Force and how it is recruiting and maintaining talent.
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SA-Based Assembla Expanding Its Local Labor Force, Global Presence

4/29/2018:
Global company has grown 60 percent year-over-year for the past two years
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Housing Authority Building Solar-Powered Wi-Fi Prototype for Westside Community

4/28/2018:
More than 750 residents on San Antonio’s Westside could get free Wi-Fi.
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Email technology startup sets up shop in downtown San Antonio

4/27/2018:
Mailgun offers software development tools that aim to keep commercial emails out of recipients’ spam folders.
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Methodist launching data-sharing program to keep transplant candidates ready to receive

4/27/2018:
Program will help wait-listed patients remain transplant-ready by using technology to exchange their information.
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CPS Energy Chief Operating Officer Named Chair of Smart Electric Power Alliance Board (SEPA)

4/26/2018:
SEPA’s mission is to facilitate the electric power industry’s smart transition to a clean and modern energy future.
Read more on cpsenergy.com

San Antonio company hooks a winner with natural sounds in lures

4/26/2018:
Livingston Lures offers Electronic Baitfish Sounds Technology aimed at anglers
Read more on expressnews.com

Trend shows later onset of dementia, fewer years of the disease

4/24/2018:
A recently released study indicates that dementia’s impact might be compressing a bit.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

CPS Energy Updating Fleet with Plug-in Hybrid Ford F-150s

4/23/2018:
Company becomes the first in Texas to use the vehicles.
Read more on cpsenergy.com

Xenex strikes deal to sell germ-zapping robots in Asia

4/22/2018:
San Antonio firm manufactures robots to help medical facilities reduce health care-associated infections.
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USAA Debuts New Innovation, Co-Working Space

4/20/2018:
Innovation space will serve as a clearinghouse for new ideas.
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Local medical data startup seeks to double growth in 2018

4/19/2018:
PhyzData LLC, a data analytics startup, is creating a database connected to a real-time dashboard used by doctors across the country.
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Easy Expunctions Wins $100,000 San Antonio Investment Competition

4/18/2018:
Startup focuses on expunging eligible criminal records from official databases.
Read more on xconomy.com

Port San Antonio’s interim CEO seeking big changes for former air base

4/18/2018:
New focus on talent recruitment and the development of collaborative opportunities.
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Researchers develop new model to test pancreatic cancer drugs

4/17/2018:
Blazing the trail to find a cure for one of the deadliest cancers.
Read more on kens5.com

UTSA Open Cloud Institute launches cloud computing certificate program

4/16/2018:
Program supports artificial intelligence and cybersecurity cloud research.
Read more on utsa.edu

San Antonio Coding Boot Camp Gets Federal Workforce Training Grant

4/13/2018:
Local applicants can receive a $3,500 scholarship for an 18-week private coding course.
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SA cybersecurity company watches the "dark web" for leaked data

4/13/2018:
Digital Defense’s product Frontline Cyber Threat Management help businesses secure information.
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UTSA to stand up cybersecurity hub with national security focus

4/12/2018:
New facility and investment to bring DoD agencies and students together.
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Car tech services startup in SA signs on more Texas dealerships

4/11/2018:
Helping synch devices already in a vehicle with the owner’s smartphone for a connected Internet of Things experience.
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UTSA professor receives grant to advance STEM education research

4/11/2018:
Guan Saw’s research will focus on STEM education and how it impacts varying groups of students.
Read more on utsa.edu

Defense, commercial contracts fuel jet engine work for company in SA

4/10/2018:
StandardAero will maintain the AE 2100, AE 2208 engines used in the military aircraft.
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UTSA researchers explore little-known, deadly fungal infections

4/9/2018:
A new study sheds light on little-known fungal infections caused by the fungus Cryptococcus.
Read more on utsa.edu

Frontier Airlines launching new SA flights to several destinations

4/9/2018:
Adding nonstop flights from San Antonio to Cincinnati; Colorado Springs; Orlando; Raleigh-Durham; and San Jose.
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Physical therapy professor uses virtual reality to provide pain management

4/10/2018:
Patients wear vr goggles and sensors, while treatments create enjoyable distractions during painful situations.
Read more on ksat.com

SwRI engineers receive Award for outstanding research in diesel engines

4/10/2018:
Their article on heavy-duty diesel engines that explores traditional and advanced technologies to achieving ultra-low NOx emissions.
Read more on swri.org

EPIcenter to Accelerate Local Startups in First Cohort

4/9/2018:
Go Smart Solar aims to develop a community solar project in the San Antonio area.
Read more on therivardreport.com

San Antonio’s SwRI signs nuclear contracts worth $57 million

4/6/2018:
The Southwest Research Institute signed deals that continue research on nuclear processes and waste disposal.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

UTSA students create enrichment devices for elephants

4/5/2018:
Students proposed more than a dozen enrichment devices and three designs were selected to be developed and installed.
Read more on utsa.edu

San Antonio Ranks Ahead of Other Texas Cities on Solar

4/4/2018:
Municipally owned utilities — like CPS Energy — tended to outshine investor-owned utilities.
Read more on sacurrent.com

Researchers find link between heart defects and adrenal gland cancer

3/29/2018:
This finding provides insights into how the body adapts to low oxygen conditions and that can lead to tumors.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

Early-stage SA biotech developing new uses for stem cell technology, including organ transplants

3/29/2018:
A San Antonio-based, research company is looking to use stem cell technology to improving organ transplants and fighting cancer.
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Jim Perschbach is Port San Antonio’s Interim President and CEO

3/29/2018:
Will draw from wide-ranging experience as he leads the growth of one of the region’s top economic engines and centers for tech innovation.
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Google Fiber expanding high-speed internet service in San Antonio

3/29/2018:
Strong demand for its broadband internet services lead more expansions.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

Trinity University Awards $5K to 5 Entrepreneur Groups

3/28/2018:
Winners: a bluetooth pill bottle, cold-brew coffee, supply company, augmented-reality app, and a chess education concept conceived by Trinity undergrads.
Read more on rivardreport.com

SASTEMIC Partners with SAMSAT on STEM Learning Programs

3/27/2018:
The non-profits collaborates with local schools to provide STEM-focused educational programs, geekbus and summer camp.
Read more on startupsanantonio.com

San Antonio Startup Leaptran Develops Machine-Learning Energy Tech

3/26/2018:
Commercial building owners use solar panels then store energy in batteries for future use, while software predicts energy usage.
Read more on xconomy.com

CyberTalkRadio’s podcast: Agile Cyber Defense

3/24/2018:
Jeff Jaime, Taurean CEO, speaks about his company’s genesis, growth, and the area’s cybersecurity ecosystem.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

RACKSPACE TO PROVIDE MANAGED CYBERSECURITY ON GOOGLE’S CLOUD

3/21/2018:
The company operates a customer security operations center 24/7 to monitor customers’ computer network traffic.
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SAN ANTONIO IN RACE FOR NEW BIOTECH CAMPUS FOR MULTIPLE COMPANIES

3/20/2018:
Campus to be developed by locally-based biomedical incubator Watershed Idea Foundry.
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CYBERSECURITY TRAINING CENTER STANDS UP ON SOUTH SIDE

3/20/2018:
SAMSOC trains cybersecurity professionals in a simulated security operations center.
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SWRI-LED TEAM TO DEVELOP DRONES FOR USE IN FUKUISHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

3/20/2018:
Drones will fly into the containment vessels of damaged units and assess conditions.
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NEW ALGORITHM MAY PREVENT CYBER ATTACKS ON GPS DEVICES

3/20/2018:
It can be applied to mobile and computers as easily as a new app.
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BioBridge Global making investments for big-time growth

3/19/2018:
A San Antonio-based biomedical company, poised to grow and hire amid recent investments increased demand for services.
Read more on bizjournals.com

CPS ENERGY’S NEW GAS-DETECTING CAR CAN SNIFF OUT PIPELINE LEAKS

3/19/2018:
Vehicle assists energy providers in proactively finding solutions to climate change.
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DIGITAL INCLUSION ALLIANCE LOOKS AT NEW STRUCTURE TO HELP CONNECT SAN ANTONIO HOMES

3/19/2018:
Solutions being discussed to connect homes without internet access.
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AS SA MANUFACTURING BOOMS, JOBS ARE THERE FOR THE TAKING

3/19/2018:
Alamo Colleges is working with companies to give students on-site training that could eventually lead to full-time jobs.
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Spaces for Making

3/19/2018:
Port San Antonio, one of the largest industrial platforms in South Texas, is home to a growing array of advanced manufacturing operations.
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Indo-MIM Open for Business at Port San Antonio

3/19/2018:
The India-based company is a global leader in the production of precision component parts through metal injection molding(MIM) technology.
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San Antonio manufacturing industry boom

3/5/2018:
Transportation, equipment and fabricated metals push manufacturing’s local economic impact to $40.5 billion.
Read more on foxsanantonio.com

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