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.

Connecting with Canadian cybersecurity partners

5/9/2018:
Port engages at the International Urban Security and Resilience Conference.
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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
Read more on bizjournals.com

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.
Read more on swri.org

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
Read more on therivardreport.com

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.
Read more on bizjournals.com

USAA Debuts New Innovation, Co-Working Space

4/20/2018:
Innovation space will serve as a clearinghouse for new ideas.
Read more on therivardreport.com

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.
Read more on bizjournals.com

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.
Read more on tpr.org

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.
Read more on bizjournals.com

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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Employers at Port San Antonio seek new talent

3/19/2018:
Browse and apply to the latest job openings with organizations based at the Port.
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TECH BLOC PRESENCE AT SXSW SHOWS SA’s PROMINENT ROLE IN THE FUTURE OF TECH

3/18/2018:
San Antonio tech leaders pitching the city’s status as a great place for a tech career.
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LOCAL COLLEGIATE UAS TEAM CONDUCTS DRONE TESTS

3/16/2018:
Team members write algorithms and software to enable drones to fly on their own and communicate with each other.
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SA WATER INDUSTRY EXEC SPINS OFF SOFTWARE STARTUP TO TRACK WELLS

3/16/2018:
Wellstar Groundwater Technologies aims to raise capital to continue its development and scale across Texas.
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Tech Startup Blue Duck Picks SXSW to Promote a New Spin on Ride Sharing

3/14/2018:
The scooter company debuted its electric-powered devices and plans to rent them out on college campuses and city downtowns via its ride-sharing app.
Read more on sacurrent.com

FunnelAI’s Artificial Intelligence Finds Real-time Customer Leads in Social Media

3/14/2018:
FunnelAI provides companies targeted data on potential customers who post about their readiness to buy certain products or services.
Read more on startupsanantonio.com

SwRI-led mission finds Jupiter’s atmospheric beauty is more than skin deep

3/14/2018:
The findings are part of a four-article collection about Juno science results in the March 8th edition of the journal Nature.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio EDF – March EcoDevo 360 newsletter

3/13/2018:
Check out this month’s EcoDevo 360 eNewsletter from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation!
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

Geekdom and Alamo Angels team up for new pre-accelerator program

3/13/2018:
Geekdom has launched Pre-Accelerator, a program that will provide mentorship for local startups
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio solar company buys West Texas project

3/12/2018:
Project Ivory will be a 50 megawatt solar farm when completed.
Read more on expressnews.com

San Antonio leads in cybersecurity, but what’s next to sustain that?

3/11/2018:
San Antonio remains well positioned to be a cybersecurity leader, but other communities around the country are challenging it.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

Project Tech: Hitting the home stretch

3/9/2018:
A new place for cybersecurity and other technology employers to grow, collaborate and innovate.
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EPIcenter Focuses on Technology for Disaster Recovery With May Event

3/8/2018:
EPIcenter plans to host the disaster recovery-focused event on May 3 at Pearl Stable in San Antonio.
Read more on xconomy.com

SASTEMIC INSPIRES YOUTH TO PURSUE CAREERS IN STEM

3/8/2018:
SASTEMIC works with areas schools to deliver STEM-based educational programs at the Port.
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IPSecure receives San Antonio incentives for business expansion

3/8/2018:
Expansion includes capital investment and the creation of at least 80 new high-wage full-time jobs.
Read more on StartUpsSanAntonio.com

Greehey Institute team finds link between BRCA1 and Ewing sarcoma

3/7/2018:
Their findings reveal a completely new mechanism by which BRCA1 can be rendered dysfunctional.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

Meet Roadrunner Don Davis, a cybersecurity mentor

3/7/2018:
He’s a computer science teacher at CAST Tech High School who’s helping students navigate the cyber world.
Read more on UTSA.edu

SwRI to receive up to $49 million for efficient, alternative energy technologies

3/6/2018:
The contract will focus on implementing and transitioning energy efficiency and alternative energy technologies to meet U.S. Air Force goals.
Read more on swri.org

Study reveals novel biomarkers for future dementia risk

3/6/2018:
The study analyzed small molecules called metabolites in blood samples drawn from 22,623 individuals.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

TeamPassword acquired by San Antonio-based Jungle Disk

3/6/2018:
TeamPassword CEO Brian Sierakowski is joining Jungle Disk and will be moving to San Antonio.
Read more on technical.ly

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

Cyber Talk Radio Featuring CAST Tech’s Inaugural Freshman Class

3/3/2018:
Cyber Talk Radio welcomed representatives from CAST Tech, San Antonio’s first hi-tech high school, on its March 3 episode.
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SA cybersecurity business sells minority stake for $8.8M; sees global growth

3/2/2018:
Denim Group sold a stake of its business to Wipro Ltd., a major international technology integration corporation headquartered in India.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE DEVELOPS HIGH POWER IMPULSE PLASMA SOURCE TECHNOLOGY

3/1/2018:
New process to apply coatings to materials and products will improve surface energy and durability.
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SA BIOTECH COMPANY GETS ACCESS TO CANCER INSTITUTE’S RESEARCH NETWORK - AND A WIDER AUDIENCE

3/1/2018:
bioAffinity Technologies has been approved for membership in the Early Detection Research Network.
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SA Testing Self-Driving Car Routes

3/1/2018:
The City is considering proposals from self-driving car companies to start a pilot program in June.
Read more on kens5.com

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