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 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.
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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.
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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

Southwest Research Institute studies car batteries to make them safer

11/20/2018:
Since 2010, SwRI has run more than 40,000 vehicle batteries through a number of tests.
Read more on ksat.com

Local Tech Company Wins $25K Geekdom Community Fund

11/20/2018:
Flightpath Finance is a financial modeling service for small to mid-sized technology companies.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Local telecommunications business plans to invest in its global mobile data network

11/16/2018:
Globalgig sees opportunity to connect companies around the world.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SA-based Digital Creative Institute Debuts First Digital Marketing Apprenticeship

11/14/2018:
Company offers a 12-month digital marketing mentorship program pairing participants with companies.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

San Antonio Healthcare, Bioscience Industry Generating Billions For Local Economy

11/14/2018:
The health care and bioscience industry had a $40 billion dollar economic impact on San Antonio last year and employed one out of every six workers in the city.
Read more on tpr.org

Researchers developing technology to deter wrong-way driving on highways

11/14/2018:
SwRI tackling wrong-way crashes with cutting-edge technology intended to keep people safe on highways.
Read more on ksat.com

New cybersecurity-focused program coming to Sam Houston High School

11/12/2018:
Program to provide work-based training, industry-specific degree.
Read more on ksat.com

Building Port San Antonio’s tech credentials critical for keeping military cyber here

11/11/2018:
Port SA CEO Jim Perschbach discusses a grassroots technology cluster as a way to bolster the local military mission.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Zebra Technologies invests in Port San Antonio-based startup Plus One Robotics

11/10/2018:
Company provides venture capital to boost tech startups in the retail, logistics, warehousing, manufacturing, and healthcare sectors.
Read more on dcvelocity.com

San Antonio E-Scooter Company Sets Sights On National Launch

11/9/2018:
Blue Duck planning to expand and hire more employees.
Read more on tpr.org

Meet the SA tech biz that gives veterans the scoop

11/8/2018:
Startup PCSgrades connects professional service companies with military veterans and their families undergoing a transfer to a new installation.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio robotics company making strides in logistics industry

11/8/2018:
The startup develops software for robotic automation in logistics.
Read more on expressnews.com

Raytheon eyes expansion in San Antonio

11/7/2018:
Company plans to hire at least 150 local workers over the next few months as it prepares for several major Air Force cybersecurity contracts.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Tiny molecule has big effect in childhood brain tumor studies

11/6/2018:
A new study by UT Health San Antonio researchers found that a tiny molecule is able to kill medulloblastoma, the most common childhood brain cancer.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

Cyber Talk Radio: Hallmark University’s Cybersecurity Program

11/6/2018:
Hallmark University President Brent Fessler discusses the school’s cybersecurity program and the growing demand for cyber talent in San Antonio.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

San Antonio: Moving from a Cybersecurity City to ''Cyber City, USA''

11/6/2018:
Alamo City is among the elite locations poised for cyber growth.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Cybersecurity a growing priority for manufacturers

11/2/2018:
The San Antonio manufacturing sector is quickly becoming more automated and digitally connected.
Read more on expressnews.com

SA drug development company reaches major milestone

11/1/2018:
Rapamycin Holdings Inc. has turned years of San Antonio research into a potential treatment for cancer.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SA hospital advancing patient care with multidimensional imaging system

10/31/2018:
Device allows for less invasive spine surgery, faster recovery times and improved outcomes.
Read more on ksat.com

Alamo Angels invests in tech startup that projects venture capital burn rate

10/31/2018:
Flightpath Finance sells financial modeling as a service to other businesses.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Air Force Taps Northrop Grumman for Unified Cyber Command Platform

10/30/2018:
Work will be completed in San Antonio and several other locations.
Read more on fedscoop.com

SA Biotech Takes Aim at Foot Ulcers as San Antonio Tackles Diabetes

10/30/2018:
MR3Health has a device that measures the temperature of a patient’s feet in order to track the risk of developing ulcers.
Read more on xconomy.com

Dauber develops app that aims to optimize trucking industry operations

10/30/2018:
App will offer drivers a variety of services, including details of an import or export and hourly jobs that are open.
Read more on ksat.com

San Antonio EDF Newsletter

10/29/2018:
Check out this month’s EcoDevo 360 eNewsletter, which highlights recent tech/economic news in San Antonio!
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

SwRI improves structural health monitoring with magnetostrictive transducer

10/29/2018:
Breakthrough more accurately detects potential problems in oil and gas industry pipelines, storage tanks and anchor rods.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio university preparing students to fill shortage of aircraft technicians

10/27/2018:
Hallmark University’s College of Aeronautics training workers to fill gap.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

Geekdom to Launch 6-Week Entrepreneur School

10/26/2018:
The program, known as The District, is aimed at providing aspiring startup founders and innovators an education in entrepreneurship.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

VIA Metropolitan Transit Highlights Technological Innovation

10/25/2018:
New transit app and 24/7 customer service chatbox are among VIA’s upcoming initiatives.
Read more on therivardreport.com

SA professor’s study backs FDA approval of fish oil to save critically ill babies

10/24/2018:
A physician’s passion to save premature babies was instrumental in the FDA’s recent approval of Omegaven.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

On Demand Startup MoveIt Takes the Pain Out of Moving

10/24/2018:
MoveIt is a single member startup company operating out of Geekdom, a downtown San Antonio co-working community.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

UTSA gets $2 million grant to expand data analytics program

10/23/2018:
The grant will help UTSA train the workforce of the future to utilize artificial intelligence and cyber security.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

HerdX Raises $5M in Funding for IoT System To Help Farmers Track Livestock

10/23/2018:
Farmers will be able to use data gathered from devices to more easily sell the livestock.
Read more on xconomy.com

Cyber Talk Radio: Texas’ First Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program

10/23/2018:
Buddy Smith, ISHPI Vice President of Joint Forces Programs, discusses a new cybersecurity apprenticeship program.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

"Pilot Instructor Training Next" program embraces change through VR

10/22/2018:
Two San Antonio-based squadrons have integrated virtual-reality simulators and 360-degree video headsets into training syllabus.
Read more on aetc.af.mil

San Antonio Air Force base commissions 20-MW PV project

10/22/2018:
Energy infrastructure company Ameresco awarded contract for project at Joint Base San Antonio.
Read more on solarpowerworldonline.com

New CEO of SA beverage machine company plans to drive innovation

10/22/2018:
EJ Morrow, leader of beverage machine maker Lancer Corp., wants to bring more efficiency and innovation to the 50-plus-year-old company.
Read more on bizjournals.com

High-tech jobs coming to San Antonio

10/22/2018:
Europe-based Okin BPS bringing 1,400 jobs to the Alamo City.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

UTSA hosts collaboration with energy cybersecurity partners

10/19/2018:
Government, university and industry leaders gathered to advance partnerships for energy cybersecurity preparedness.
Read more on utsa.edu

San Antonio Aerospace Industry Is Growing

10/18/2018:
Local industry is focused on expanding opportunities for the future.
Read more on sama-tx.org

Bluegrass Vascular Technologies to commercialize its medical device

10/18/2018:
The SA company biotech will first demonstrate its offerings to health care leaders in Europe and South America.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Texas Biomed scientists researching Ebola-malaria connection

10/17/2018:
More than 150 people have died from Ebola virus in 2018.
Read more on txbiomed.org

CyberFortress Plans 2019 Launch as Cyber Insurance Industry Grows

10/16/2018:
Company planning to offer a type of cybersecurity insurance that is focused on small businesses.
Read more on xconomy.com

San Antonio investing to become cyber hub

10/16/2018:
The Alamo City is developing a strong cybersecurity technology base.
Read more on houstonchronicle.com

SwRI, GTI and GE break ground on $119 million supercritical CO2 pilot power plant

10/15/2018:
The first-of-its-kind 10-megawatt facility will demonstrate the next generation of electric power technology.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio software startup adds new tool, looks to hire

10/13/2018:
Chargify handles recurring billing needs for companies.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

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