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.

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

SA robotics startup nabs biggest local tech venture capital deal of 2018

10/10/2018:
Plus One Robotics raised the biggest round of tech funding in the region this year.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio’s BioAffinity Signs Licensing Deal for Cancer Diagnostic

10/10/2018:
BioAffinity Technologies to partner with Precision Pathology Services to develop a lung cancer diagnostic screening test.
Read more on xconomy.com

Texas Biomed’s Taiwan deal a global endorsement for SA institute

10/10/2018:
Taiwan-based TheVax has enlisted Texas Biomedical Research Institute to help advance its work on a new vaccine for hepatitis B.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Meet the group tasked with keeping malicious code out of the military

10/9/2018:
The MITRE Corp. supports the government through research and technology development, system acquisition and policy guidance.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Cyber Talk Radio: Importance of GovTech

10/9/2018:
Kinetech Cloud CEO Michael Guido discusses the importance of GovTech and public sector digitization.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

San Antonio College to receive federal funding for cybersecurity education program

10/9/2018:
Grant will improve the school’s cyber course offerings and establish a lab for enabling simulated scenarios.
Read more on news4sanantonio.com

CPS Energy, SwRI Unite To Bring Clean Power To San Antonio

10/9/2018:
Ceremonial groundbreaking held for solar power plant and storage facility.
Read more on tpr.org

VIRTUAL REALITY: THE FUTURE OF CYBER TRAINING IS HERE

10/9/2018:
DC Industries, Red Cell and Ractive launch virtual environments to train cyber professionals.
Read more

UTSA acquires microscope to write code into the brain

10/8/2018:
Device will be used to write commands directly into neurons and get us closer to understand disorders such as Autism.
Read more on utsa.edu

San Antonio Hub To Foster Pediatric Medical Device Development

10/8/2018:
InCube, VelocityTX part of group receiving $6.75 million grant from the FDA.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

San Antonio’s Manufacturing Industry Boosts Economic Mobility, Opportunity

10/5/2018:
Regional manufacturing jobs — many of which require tech skills — are expected to increase by more than 8 percent from 2017-2022.
Read more on therivardreport.com

SA Company’s Lithium Battery Innovation Reaches NASA Contest Finals

10/5/2018:
New Dominion Enterprises will compete with nine other finalists in the NASA iTech competition in Hartford, CT.
Read more on therivardreport.com

SA big data startup targets university decision-making

10/4/2018:
Enflux is working to help universities leverage big data to help students succeed.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Pair of brothers establishes San Antonio’s first wind energy company

10/3/2018:
Rangel Renewables LLC has landed contracts for two wind energy projects over the past month and are shortlisted for others.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Cyber Talk Radio: Cybersecurity San Antonio

10/2/2018:
Amanda Keammerer, Deputy Director of CyberSecurity San Antonio, discusses cybersecurity initiatives in San Antonio.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

SA-based Mind Science Foundation Awards Neuroscience Researcher

10/2/2018:
Device will be used to write commands directly into neurons and get us closer to understand disorders such as Autism.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

UTSA professor’s creation could unmask malware attacks

10/1/2018:
Machine-learning algorithm will be able to categorize the large number of malware in the wild.
Read more on utsa.edu

Codeup Launches Data Science Program to Meet Demand in San Antonio

10/1/2018:
The company plans for two cohorts in 2019.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

San Antonio Startup Raises $8.3 M

9/24/2018:
Plus One Robotics’ flagship product is its PickOne Perception system for the order fulfillment and parcel shipping sector.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

App Helps San Antonio Residents Pay their Energy Bills

9/24/2018:
Kinetech Cloud app allows low-income or other qualifying households to apply for the Utility Assistance Program using their phones.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Eco Devo 360 ENewsletter — September 2018

9/21/2018:
The latest update from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation — including local tech news.
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

SA-based Mission Solar Energy unveils four new solar panel models

9/19/2018:
The panels are touted as Mission’s most powerful solar panels to date.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Indoor Navigation, Positioning and Asset Tracking

9/18/2018:
Reckon Point CEO Gabe Garza discusses technology and capabilities offered by his company.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

UTSA announces massive downtown expansion plans

9/18/2018:
School receives $15 million gift and parcels of land for proposed School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center.
Read more on utsa.edu

Delta Risk Named to 2018 MSSP Alert Top 100 Managed Security Services Providers List

9/14/2018:
SA-based firm provides cyber security and risk management services to government and private sector clients worldwide.
Read more on oaoa.com

San Antonio Startup Making Noise-Reducing Tech for Babies Adds $1.3M in Funding

9/13/2018:
Invictus Medical developing device that helps create a quiet, peaceful environment for infants in neonatal ICUs.
Read more on xconomy.com

Researchers study herbal rinse to treat oral cancer

9/12/2018:
Due to its medicinal properties, thymol is already an ingredient in a leading mouthwash, cosmetics and other products.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

Startup Companies DC Industries and Ractive Develop Cybersecurity VR Training

9/13/2018:
The two San Antonio firms have been collaborating over the past two months.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

DYNAMIC ADVANCEMENT EXPANDS ITS TRAINING, CERTIFICATION, AND EXAMINATION PROGRAMS

9/10/2018:
A new all-in-one test center to help professionals develop their careers through certifications.
Read more

San Antonio Among 11 Cities To Receive Super Fast 5G In 2018

9/10/2018:
The fifth generation of cellular networking is faster and is predicted to foster the next wave of innovation.
Read more on tpr.org

San Antonio-based Geekdom raises money for salad-making robot

9/10/2018:
Startup Chowbotics Inc. has developed technology that prepares food on command.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SwRI scientists find evidence for early planetary shake-up

9/10/2018:
Unusual pair of asteroids tied to early planetary rearrangement in our solar system.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio Students Vie for $10,000 to Fund Potential Startups

9/10/2018:
Alamo Heights High School pupils to engage in a “Shark Tank” style competition.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Southwest Research Institute’s ''Cobots'' Work in Harmony with Humans

9/9/2018:
Researchers are innovating new ways for collaborative robots, or cobots, and people to work side by side.
Read more on therivardreport.com

San Antonio to focus on Cybersecurity Sector

9/7/2018:
As the city positions itself for greater opportunities in economic development, it should focus on cybersecurity, among a few other key industries.
Read more on therivardreport.com

UTSA Lands $70M for Cybersecurity Center, School of Data Science

9/6/2018:
New facility will comprise 138,000 square feet of classrooms, laboratories and research space.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Hallmark University Enrolls High Students in its Aviation Program

9/6/2018:
College’s Head-start Institute program gives aviation students college credit.
Read more on aviationpros.com

Alamo Angels Names New Executive Director

9/5/2018:
The group, which invests in local startups, appoints Cat Dizon as leader.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Medical robotics company creates self-balancing wheelchair with high speed

9/4/2018:
Company recruited more than 12 engineering students from local universities to help develop technology.
Read more on ksat.com

Texas Biomed working to attract and retain female scientists

9/4/2018:
Institute seeks to double its workforce.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Engineers developing small cooled turbine to make drones more reliable and efficient

9/4/2018:
Turbine would provide thousands of hours of electricity to unmanned aerial vehicles.
Read more on swri.org

Cyber Talk Radio: Career Transition Advice for Entrepreneurs

9/1/2018:
Listen as host Bret Piatt and Dr. Michelle Mudge-Riley discuss career transitioning advice for entrepreneurs.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

San Antonio Engineers Build World''s Smallest Medical Robot

8/31/2018:
The robot has a thickness of .0001 of a strand of hair.
Read more on tpr.org

Ernst & Young LLP Invests Further in San Antonio with Additional Professional Center

8/31/2018:
New center will employ up to 600, including IT professionals.
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

SALIENT CRGT GROWS SUPPORT FOR REGION’S CYBER DEFENDERS

8/30/2018:
IT solutions, software development, cyber security and infrastructure, has been awarded a DoD subcontract.

SA tech company wants to free offices from mountains of paper

8/30/2018:
Earth Class Mail Inc. CEO Jess Garza discusses the company’s objectives.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Texas A&M San Antonio partners with Facebook for cyber security class

8/29/2018:
Students will begin enrolling in classes this fall.
Read more on news4sanantonio.com

SwRI scientist develops database for stellar-exoplanet exploration

8/28/2018:
Of particular interest are exoplanets that could harbor life.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio’s Spinal Stabilization Technologies Snags $11M Funding

8/27/2018:
The company develops a medical device for degenerating spinal cord discs.
Read more on xconomy.com

CPRIT awards $2.7 million to UT Health San Antonio

8/27/2018:
Award will fund four upcoming projects at the medical institution.
Read more on utscsa.edu

San Antonio School District Opens STEM High School

8/27/2018:
Centers for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) launches its second high school.
Read more on tpr.org

Startups Share Experiences from Solving City Challenges in CivTechSA

8/24/2018:
The CivTechSA program launched in late 2017 to help San Antonio identify different ways to expand its capacity for innovation.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

San Antonio University Finds Faults With Help From Drones

8/22/2018:
Professor and students map rock outcroppings with drones.
Read more on tpr.org

SwRI investigates new techniques to estimate groundwater recharge

8/22/2018:
This information is critical for water resource managers, especially in arid regions.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio-Bexar STEM/STEAM Ecosystem

8/21/2018:
Listen as guests Rudy Reyna and Cliff Zintgraff discuss STEM and STEAM education and the importance of the SABSSE initiative.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

San Antonio startup NovoThelium wins $75K

8/17/2018:
Company develops nipple-regenerating technology for reconstructive surgery.
Read more on therivardreport.com

MR3Health raises capital for IoT sensor, remote monitoring launch

8/17/2018:
SA-based medical startup developing way for diabetic patients to monitor their foot health from home.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

New Hepatitis B Vaccine Testing at Texas Biomed

8/16/2018:
Institution will assist TheVax Genetics Vaccine Company, a pharmaceutical company in Taiwan, with testing a proprietary HBV vaccine.
Read more on txbiomed.org

UTSA moves ahead with virtual National Security Collaboration Center

8/15/2018:
Virtual center a temporary solution while university waits for a physical building.
Read more on tpr.org

SwRI seeking to expand San Antonio’s role in drug development

8/15/2018:
The institute has redeveloped a portion of its campus to expand drug development capabilities.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SwRI establishes collaborative robotics laboratory

8/14/2018:
New facility will deliver advanced automation technology to the heavy industry and manufacturing sectors.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology

8/14/18:
Listen as guests David Monroe, Drue Placette and Dale Bracey discuss how SAMSAT is inspiring innovation through STEM education.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

Free IT, cyber security academy launches in San Antonio

8/12/2018:
GhostWire Academy hopes to inspire children into STEM, cyber security careers.
Read more on ksat.com

SwRI, UTSA researchers design minimally invasive medicinal implant

8/8/2018:
Injection could deliver a personalized dose of medicine to treat infections and ailments such as arthritis, cancer and AIDS.
Read more on swir.org

San Antonio has opportunity to be global star in immunotherapy

8/8/2018:
Local researchers have been among the pioneers in immunotherapy.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio scientists create breakthrough in HIV research

8/8/2018:
Discovery could lead to the development of a topical gel to protect against the disease.
Read more on expressnews.com

How Accenture is building a tech talent pipeline in SA

8/8/2018:
The company has about 90 open jobs in the region, including cybersecurity to software application developers and junior programmers.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Salient CRGT Awarded $6.4M Subcontract to work with Joint Base San Antonio

8/7/2018:
Company will provide U.S. Air Force Cyber Command with IT support services.
Read more on businessinsider.com

SwRI, UTSA researchers map Edwards Aquifer with innovative new tracers

8/7/2018:
Unique DNA-based tracers will characterize recharge and flow patterns in the Edwards Aquifer .
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio startup hoping to help airport with indoor navigation system

8/7/2018:
Reckon Point works with positioning and scanning technologies.
Read more on Startupssanantonio.com

San Antonio researcher gets $2 million to fight Valley Fever

8/6/2018:
Valley Fever is usually a respiratory ailment and can also cause flu-like symptoms.
Read more on tpr.org

Southwest Research Institute part of group selected to support Navy undersea vehicle research

8/2/2018:
Endeavor will support research and development for the U.S. Navy.
Read more on swri.org

Texas A&M-San Antonio Cyber Programs Grow

7/31/2018:
New 140,000 SF building will be home to school’s STEM departments, including a growing computer science program.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Booz Allen Hamilton expands San Antonio offices

7/31/2018:
The largest workforce for Booz Allen Hamilton across Texas is in San Antonio.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SwRI-led team creates high-fidelity images of Sun’s atmosphere

7/27/2018:
Researchers discovered never-before-detected, fine-grained structures in the Sun’s outer atmosphere.
Read more on swri.org

Cloud hosting company expands downtown SA office

7/27/2018:
LiquidWeb LLC is accommodating its growing workforce.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Port SA CEO talks future development aspirations

7/27/2018:
The Port has big plans for applied technologies.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Lime Adds 200 Vehicles to Local Dockless Scooter Pool

7/26/2018:
Company is the second e-scooter company to recently enter San Antonio market.
Read more on therivardreport.com

San Antonio seeks potential partners for autonomous vehicle pilot projects

7/26/2018:
City leaders have taken the first step toward a potential autonomous vehicle pilot project.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio Startup Tech Firm Aims to Rein in Fake Images

7/24/2018:
Filestack helps app developers manage the flow of user-uploaded content such as images and videos.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Texas BioMed Discovers Class of Antibodies That Block HIV Transmission

7/24/2018:
Local researchers have discovered a new defense against HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Abnormal gene copying seen in tauopathy fruit fly models

7/23/2018:
This research, published in Nature Neuroscience, suggests a potential novel avenue to treat Alzheimer’s.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

San Antonio EDF Eco Devo 360

7/19/2018:
Check out this month’s eNewsletter from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation!
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

Trinity University startup internship program to Expand Nationwide in 2019

7/16/2018:
Target for 2019 is to recruit up to 120 students to work at about 60 local startup companies in San Antonio.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Amid Grocery Retail Disruption, H-E-B Grows Digital Services

7/16/2018:
Among its developments is the testing of H-E-B Go, an app-enabled self-checkout service.
Read more on therivardreport.com

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