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.

UTSA develops systems to construct power islands and live off the grid

06/13/2019:
Researchers have proposed islanded structures or homes that operate independently on solar microgrids without tapping into the central power grid.
Read more on utsa.edu

New Grant Funds Anti-Aging Study for Texas Biomed Researcher

06/13/2019:
Marcel Daadi, Ph.D., has been awarded over $100,000 to test a promising FDA-approved drug for reversing age-related cognitive decline.
Read more on txbiomed.org

Cyber Talk Radio: Consumer Data Breaches, Election Security and More

06/11/2019:
Guest James Woodard discusses medical record and consumer data breaches and election security, among other topics.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

Cybersecurity: Catching Up With The Bad Guys

06/10/2019:
San Antonio’s cybersecurity industry—which includes tech hub Port San Antonio—is mature and growing stronger.
Read more on businessfacilities.com

UTSA develops first known cyber agility framework to measure network protection over time

06/10/2019:
Project was funded by the Army Research Office.
Read more on natureworldnews.com

San Antonio’s parking app might end frantic meter dash

06/07/2019:
The SAPark app can be used at more than 2,500 parking spaces controlled by city-owned payment kiosks.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

Local Startup Secures $25K from Funding Group Alamo Angels

06/05/2019:
FloatMe is an app that gives employees access to their earned wages sooner, allowing them to withdraw a portion before payday.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Port San Antonio to Add Another Tech Building

06/04/2019:
Facility will be the largest office space built at the Port in years and will attract companies that support industries at the campus.
Read more on expressnews.com

SwRI's ActiveVision enables transportation agencies to automate traffic monitoring

06/04/2019:
Machine vision tool helps autonomously detect and report traffic condition changes.
Read more on swri.org

Cyber Talk Radio: Regional Jobs Report with San Antonio Economic Development Foundation

06/04/2019:
Sean Attwood, SAEDF Senior Director of Workforce Management Sean Attwood discusses the highlights from SAEDF's Q2 2019 jobs report.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

San Antonio research facility gets $2 million grant to test Zika vaccine

06/04/2019:
Texas Biomedical Research Institute pushing for a vaccine.
Read more on expressnews.com

San Antonio Builds Pipeline for Tech Jobs

06/04/2019:
For every five IT job postings in San Antonio, only one is filled.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Catching Up with RealCo Accelerator Managing Director Cole Wollak

06/04/2019:
Each year, RealCo selects five to 10 startups for its accelerator program.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

San Antonio ISD Implements New Tech Allowing Parents to Track Their Students on Buses

05/31/2019:
The ZPass software is being implemented on 200 schoolbuses following recent success of a pilot program.
Read more on kens5.com

Plus One Robotics, Codeup Finalists on Best Companies to Work in San Antonio List

05/31/2019:
The two startups placed in the category for small companies with up to 49 employees.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Entrepreneur Who Built Early Medical Records Software Company Makes Voice Heard in Education

05/31/2019:
Elaine Mendoza became one of the first female entrepreneurs in San Antonio's tech sector.
Read more on therivardreport.com

UTSA faculty members recognized for improving STEM education in San Antonio

05/30/2019:
Professors Carmen Fies and Chris Packham have created and nurtured STEM-based educational partnerships in the community.
Read more on utsa.edu

SwRI’s Singer wins Urey Prize for planetary research

05/30/2019:
Scientist’s nomination recognizes her work in impact cratering and in the geology and geophysics of icy worlds.
Read more on swri.org

Bandera Electric Cooperative extends its commercial solar business into San Antonio

05/29/2019:
Company supplies power to 30,000 residents across seven counties in the Texas Hill Country.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SA leaders banking on $392M Toyota investment

05/29/2019:
Capital infusion may boost technology and diversify production.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SAEDF EcoDevo 360 eNewsletter

05/29/2019:
Check out this month''s roundup from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation.
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

Cyber Talk Radio: Cybersecurity Center at St. Philip''s College

05/28/2019:
Edith Orozco and Caroline Mora discuss the St. Philip’s Cybersecurity Center — a NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in cyber defense.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

Texas Biomed doubling scientific workforce to tackle infectious diseases

05/24/2019:
Institute aims to become the premier place to analyze the multiplication of maladies.
Read more on expressnews.com

First Students Graduate from Manufacturing Skills Program with Jobs and Degrees

05/23/2019:
TX FAME is a two‐year program that trains students to become advanced manufacturing technicians.
Read more on therivardreport.com

UTSA College of Engineering soars with new aerospace engineering certificate

05/22/2019:
Program certifies to employers that students have completed coursework essential to success in entry‐level positions in aerospace.
Read more on utsa.edu

Cyber Startups Among Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in San Antonio

05/22/2019:
The 100 fastest growing companies in San Antonio collectively have 1,317 job openings.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

San Antonio researchers developing new, more promising tuberculosis vaccine

05/21/2019:
Spray version of the TB vaccine proving more successful in early trials.
Read more on ksat.com

Accenture Opens Federal Cyber Center in San Antonio

05/18/2019:
Facility offers cybersecurity capabilities on an as-a-service basis to help government agencies identify and eliminate cyber threats.
Read more on e3zine.com

San Antonio Aerospace Company Takes Flight, Triples Space, Looks To Double Workforce

5/16/2019:
Knight Aerospace’s new site will provide it with the capacity to meet the growing demand for its sophisticated aircraft interior units.
Read more on TPR.org

Cybersecurity: Mature and Growing Stronger

04/30/2019:
San Antonio leaders have staked their claim as Cyber City, USA and continued innovations and partnerships further bolster the city’s credibility.
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

SwRI to design remotely operated rescue submarines for Royal Australian Navy

04/30/2019:
System will feature vehicles designed to connect with disabled submarines to allow for the rescue of people trapped on board.
Read more on swri.org

Collaboration between Texas Biomed and Mymetics Corporation in Switzerland Receives NIH Funding for HIV Vaccine Study

04/29/2019:
Award totals $8.7 million over 5 years.
Read more on txbiomed.org

Silotech sees growth with DoD client roots

04/29/2019:
Company builds cybersecurity tools for the 24th Air Force.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Alamo Colleges gets state grant to train Toyota part manufacturers'' workers

04/29/2019:
Grant money will go toward technical training for workers on production floor who maintain robots used to manufacture truck parts.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Port Showcases Groundbreaking Local Technologies at Global Aerospace Conference

04/28/2019:
Innovations enhance security and operations of passenger, cargo and military aircraft fleets around the world.
Read more

CAST Tech Accepting Applications for Student Enrollment

04/28/2019:
Deadline to apply for Fall 2019 is May 8.
Read more on castschools.com

Robotics and Machine Vision Software Innovator Plus One Robotics Expands at Port San Antonio

04/26/2019:
Company’s intelligent perception technology for industrial robots is revolutionizing global industries.
Read more

SA tech startup inks deal with Google

04/25/2019:
TrueAbility sells performance testing tools that power the Google Android and mobile web specialist certifications, among many other clients.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Booz Allen Hamilton to Expand in San Antonio

04/25/2019:
Company to add 250 new high-wage, highly technical jobs in the city over the next five years.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Cyber Talk Radio: Federal Data Protection and Privacy Law

04/23/2019:
Langley & Banack Shareholder Natalie Wilson discusses how federal data protection and privacy law affects businesses.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

UTSA engineers develop inexpensive, smart stop sign to improve driver safety

3/06/2019:
Next-generation stop sign uses a multi-pixel passive infrared sensor that detects a vehicle as it approaches an intersection.
Read more on utsa.edu

Texas Biomed evaluating new technology in Africa to combat TB

3/05/2019:
Institute will expand its international role in infectious disease research and therapeutic development.
Read more on bizjournals.com

UTSA to help produce accident-tolerant nuclear fuel

3/05/2019:
Westinghouse Electric Corp. awarded the university $450,000 to work with the Southwest Research Institute.
Read more on bizjournals.com

College students create device to teach people to play piano without instructor

3/05/2019:
Inventors are engineering students enrolled at SA-based St. Mary’s University.
Read more on ksat.com

Lockheed Martin Launches New Cyber Facility at Port San Antonio

3/04/2019:
The largest U.S. defense contractor has established operations across the street from the 24th Air Force’s Cyber Command.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com
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Mission SA: Creating the next generation of cybersecurity experts

3/04/2019:
San Antonio’s best cybersecurity talent is volunteering their time to help the next generation.
Read more on kens5.com

PORT MOVES TO ADD INNOVATION CENTER, MORE CYBER FACILITIES

2/28/2019:
Strategic plan supports regional job growth and strengthens connections between technology employers, the community and global opportunities.
Read more

College Students Invent Pill Bottle That May Make Drug Trials Easier For Patients

2/28/2019:
Trinity University undergrads may help improve how new medications are tested all over the world.
Read more on tpr.org

Former Spurs player joins SA tech startup building sports hardware

2/27/2019:
Brent Barry is a co-founder of Innoflate LLC, which plans to sell devices that control the inflation of sports balls.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio Plans to Open Cybersecurity Center

2/25/2019:
New center would be home to several municipal agencies and would provide 24/7 monitoring capabilities.
Read more on statetechmagazine.com

San Antonio biotech to anchor new VelocityTX campus

2/20/2019:
GenCure will span about 21,000 SF and bring the regenerative medicine company closer to San Antonio’s military medical activity.
Read more on bizjournals.com

GenCure Plans Adult Stem Cell Lab at San Antonio "Innovation Center"

2/19/2019:
GenCure accepts and stores bone marrow and umbilical cord blood, which it uses to produced adult stem cells for research.
Read more on xconomy.com

Cyber Talk Radio: Building Hardware and Software Systems for Robots

2/19/2019:
Plus One Robotics founder Erik Nieves discusses creating software and hardware systems for robots and how they might affect future workforces.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

City of SA mulls converting its vehicle fleet to electric

2/14/2019:
The city’s goal is to increase its total fleet of hybrid electric and alternative fuel vehicles to 85 percent of city-owned sedans by 2020.
Read more on bizjournals.com

VelocityTX Innovation Hub Receives City of San Antonio Incentives for Development

2/14/2019:
VelocityTX will receive an economic development grant valued at up to $750,000 over five years.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Rackspace’s tech academy to accept GI Bill benefits

2/14/2019:
Academy serves to bolster the entry-level pipeline of talent, particularly computer system administrators versed in Linux.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SA tech startup aims to streamline property assessment appeals

2/13/2019:
Voce Ventures Inc. develops software that tracks and organizes commercial property appraisal protests and plans to add personal property appraisals.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio Tech and Startup Trends

2/12/2019:
Cybertalk Radio visits with Iris Gonzalez, Startups San Antonio Founder, to discuss tech trends and Startups San Antonio’s new book on local innovative companies.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

SA to DC leaders goals in cybersecurity, aerospace, military

2/8/2019:
More than 180 local executives and civic leaders visited Washington D.C. to lobby for increased investment in San Antonio.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Growth for SA-based Inflow Driven by Innovative Cybersecurity Services for National Security

2/6/2019:
Local startup performs top secret classified work.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

SwRI supports joint industry program to verify drilling sensors and systems

2/4/2019:
Institute part of joint industry program to verify and validate oil and gas drilling sensor systems.
Read more on swri.org

VIA Metropolitan Transit Invites Contestants to Enter VIA GoCodeSA Codeathon

1/25/2019:
The event brings together the area’s best coders, designers, and tech experts and challenges them to develop innovative transit solutions.
Read more on viainfo.net

Expansion plans underway at San Antonio Technology Center

1/25/2019:
Facility features an on-site data center and a broadband internet hub that helps foster local startups.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SA real estate tech startup looks to scale nationwide

1/24/2019:
Brokerage Engine, Inc. sells software to brokerages for back-end accounting and for front-end real estate listing.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Washington, D.C.-area company leans toward cybersecurity hub in SA

1/23/2019:
LGS Innovations develops communications products and does research and development for government agencies.
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

SA BioTech Company GaitIQ Spots Early Signs of Alzheimer’s in Your Walk

1/23/2019:
Technology leverages machine vision, AI and big data analytics to evaluate subtle changes in a person’s gait that have been linked to dementia.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Leading Cybersecurity Executive Joins Port Team

1/22/2019:
Will Garrett draws from wide-ranging industry experience to support top cyber operations and their growth at the Port and in the region.
Read more

SA health care startup backed by doctors sees tech future

1/22/2019:
Wellvana San Antonio LLC is a network of about 350 local doctors who have connected their electronic medical records.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Cyber Talk Radio: Students + Startups Internship Program Expansion

1/22/2019:
Dr. Luis Martinez of Trinity University and Alexandra Frey of the 80/20 Foundation discuss the recent expansion of the Students + Startups internship program.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

Dearduck Makes it Easier to Buy for Others

1/22/2019:
Company uses a software as a service (SaaS) recommendation platform to help customers make informed purchases.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Geekdom Co-Working Space Opens Six-Week Entrepreneurship School

1/22/2019:
Curriculum will focus on understanding business models and customer validation.
Read more on xconomy.com

Local tech company buys stake in Latin American business for expansion

1/22/2019:
Digerati Technologies Inc. positions itself to become a leading provider with cross-border solutions.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SwRI engineers create decision-making tool for oil spill clean-up

1/21/2019:
A team at Southwest Research Institute has created an interactive decision tree aimed at finding the best solution for specific oil spill scenarios.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio Researcher Makes Discovery That Could Lead To Ebola Treatment

1/19/2019:
Research results considered a "turning point" for understanding how replication of Ebola is modulated.
Read more on tpr.org

New San Antonio manufacturer wins $8.5M defense pact

1/17/2019:
Alamo Strategic Manufacturing awarded contract to produce protective gear for the military.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Trinity University Students Launch Smart Pill Bottle for Clinical Trials

1/7/2019:
Internet-connected pill bottle gives clinical trial researchers the ability to track a patient remotely.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

First-in-human trial of senolytic drugs encouraging

1/7/2019:
Researchers have published results on the treatment of a deadly age-related disease in human patients with drugs called senolytics.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

Cyber Talk Radio: Electric Scooter Boom with Blue Duck

1/2/2019:
Blue Duck Scooter CEO Eric Bell discusses the rise of electric scooters and the tech/security challenges of maintaining the scooters.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

How a San Antonio Physician Went From a Spy Plane to Olifant Medical

1/3/2019:
Medical startup focuses on more efficient intubation technique.
Read more on xconomy.com

San Antonio’s academic medical center focuses on care and research

1/2/2019:
Dr. Henrich, of UT Health San Antonio, recently discussed the economic benefits of academic medical centers.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio Businesses, Researchers Put Artificial Intelligence To Work

1/2/2019:
AI utilization by local businesses has seen a recent increase.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Robotics software startup looks to expand in San Antonio

12/31/2018:
Plus One Robotics is working to integrate its technology into the warehouses of logistics companies.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SA cybersecurity company helps businesses phish their employees

12/24/2018:
San Antonio-based Inspired eLearning Inc. now has ways for employers to test whether workers are paying attention.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Giant robot moves San Antonio students into career opportunities

12/21/2018
Machine helps students earn industry-recognized certifications in safety and advanced manufacturing.
Read more on expressnews.com

VelocityTX International Accelerator Brings Innovations to San Antonio

12/12/2018:
Six Latin American startups have settled in San Antonio after completing a three-month-long VelocityTX accelerator program.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Program Offering Free IT Training For Injured Veterans Comes To San Antonio

12/11/2018:
Free programs will provide education and aim to bridge the gap in available information technology employees.
Read more on tpr.org

SA telecom business acquires French tech company

12/11/2018:
As a result of its acquisition, Globalgig expects to expand the functionality of its SIM and device management software.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Boeing to Double its Labor Force in San Antonio

12/10/2018:
Company seeking workers as it continues to expand.
Read more on ksat.com

SwRI solar activity research provides insight into Sun’s past, future

12/10/2018:
This work is critical to understanding the Sun’s past and future as well as whether solar activity plays a role in climate change.
Read more on swri.org

Researcher Discusses Urgent Need for a New TB Vaccine

12/10/2018:
Dr Varun Dwivedi, of Texas Biomedical Research Institute discusses his research on the role of IL-10 in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
Read more on consultant360.com

San Antonio Seeks to Be Known as Silicon Valley of Military Medicine

12/10/2018:
Area researchers and entrepreneurs believe there is an opportunity to bring more military medical technology to the commercial market.
Read more on xconomy.com

Project QUEST Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program First in Texas

12/7/2018:
Program matches San Antonio-area residents to career-track training programs.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

San Antonio to get new organ sharing HQ

12/6/2018:
Texas Organ Sharing Alliance to develop new headquarters in the South Texas Medical Center that will include a 6,000-SF event and educational center.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Tiny molecule has big effect in childhood brain tumor studies

12/6/2018:
New study at UT Health San Antonio found a molecule that can kill medulloblastoma, the most common childhood brain cancer.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio’s ''One-Of-A-Kind Position'' Helps Fill Tech Talent Gap

12/5/2018:
Chief Talent and Recruitment Officer will ease the expensive burden of recruiting for tech companies.
Read more on tpr.org

Dee Howard Foundation to induct aviation & aerospace hall of famers

12/3/2018:
Presentation of awards and reception to take place April 4, 2019.
Read more on deehoward.org

San Antonio Aims to Become Cyber City, USA

12/3/2018:
The 2018 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference highlights SA’s rise as a cybersecurity powerhouse.
Read more on infosecurity-magazine.com

First-ever cyber signing day held in San Antonio

12/3/2018:
Event honors the skills of local students who excel in cybersecurity.
Read more on ksat.com

EPIcenter Incubator, Accelerator Programs Help Startups Launch Clean Energy Innovations

11/30/2018:
San Antonio also has a pre-incubator, an incubator, and an accelerator program specifically designed for startups working on clean energy innovation.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

SAEDF Eco Devo 360 ENewsletter- Issue 58

11/30/2018:
Check out the newest EcoDevo 360 eNewsletter from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation.
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

Unique filament extruder takes top prize at UTSA engineering competition

11/30/2018:
Event showcased innovative student projects across multiple engineering disciplines, preparing them to launch entrepreneurial ventures.
Read more on utsa.edu

New tech lab at UTSA offers students, career professionals unique learning experience

11/29/2018:
DEx Lab features wireless VR headsets, other technology.
Read more on ksat.com

Researchers Use CRISPR Technology to Identify Altered Genes Causing Obesity

11/29/2018:
Texas Biomedical Research Institute is hoping to understand specific genes that are altered by a person’s diet and environment.
Read more on therivardreport.com

SA-based CytoBiosciences Buys Fellow Tech Company BioDTech

11/28/2018:
Alabama-based BioDtech develops technology for detecting and removing endotoxins.
Read more on xconomy.com

PRECISION DIGITAL MAPPING PIONEER GROWS AT PORT

11/27/2018:
Reckon Point’s smart robots create detailed maps of big industrial, commercial facilities.
Read more

The UTSA welcomes its first national security partners on campus

11/27/2018:
Federal and industry partners are now arriving on campus to work with UTSA faculty and students.
Read more on utsa.edu

Texas Biomed gets $3M to study risk of childhood obesity among Hispanics

11/26/2018:
San Antonio researchers seek to understand why Hispanic youths are at high risk of becoming obese.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio School Aims to Crack Code to Better IT Education

11/24/2018:
Students to take part in CyberPatriot program competition, which helps train the nation’s future cyber defenders.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Tech startup testing car-browsing kiosks at local dealership

11/21/2018:
Carzuz.com may potentially give independent dealerships a better chance to close sales.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Cyber Talk Radio: How Virtual Reality is Impacting the Training Model

11/20/2018:
Red Cell Executive Director Rob Dodson discusses how virtual reality is being used for cybersecurity training in San Antonio.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

UTSA, SwRI working on biodegradable device to treat illnesses

11/20/2018:
Device could deliver medicine to tumor sites and even treat cancer once injected into a patient’s body.
Read more on ksat.com

SA-based Biotech company on the verge of taking cancer-detection product to market

11/20/2018:
Seno Medical Instruments Inc. is on the verge of taking its cancer-detection technology to market – 13 years after it was established.
Read more on bizjournals.com

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